This phenomenal red made its debut at the First National Encaustic Conference at Montserrat College of Art.
A most expensive irgazine pigment gives rich reddish orange washes and a heavily saturated red in layers.
Like all irgazine pigments, this has tremendous tinting strength.
This sample was painted with one part Paint Stick mixed with 12 parts Encaustic Medium
It is named for Joanne Mattera, and you can see how she uses colors brilliantly at www.JoanneMattera.com.
When using Paint Sticks, a piece is easily broken off the stick and melted with an equal part medium to make paint. Adding more medium to the mix makes a more transparent, luminous color. Paint Sticks may also be used directly on warm paper and in monoprints.