The Enkaustikos team has worked closely with internationally recognized artist Lora Murphy to develop this wonderful new line of portrait colours. We call them our Micro Series because they are made with microcrystalline wax along with U.S. pharmaceutical grade beeswax, damar resin, and lightfast pigments.
The addition of microcrystalline wax enhances the wonderful translucency of beeswax and aids in flexibility of the paint providing more open time with brush application, making them ideal for portraiture work.
What’s not to love about our Wax Snaps? They are perfect for the artists who like to melt their paint as they work, have three times the amount of paint as compared to Hot Sticks®, making them a more economical choice, and has a unique shape that allows you to easily snap off what you need. Each Wax Snap measures approximately 1-1/4” long x 4” wide and 1/2” thick.
This unique shape allows you to use the whole bar or break off a section with a simple snap. Available in all 88 colours including Graphite, and our three wax mediums: original Wax Medium, XD Wax Medium, and Natural Yellow Wax Medium. Wax Snaps are great for printmaking techniques, direct melting on a hot palette or snapping off a section to refill a Hot Cakes® tin. They are also ideal for the workshop and classroom setting, where you can easily snap, dispense, and share.