Lake View

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Oil on Linen


20 x 30"




I’ve long been a landscape painter, and specifically worked en plein air. However, when I work on a larger canvas, I prefer to paint in my studio. By combining outdoor sketching, simplification of shapes, imagination, and past experiences, I try to bring a fresh and contemporary perspective to the landscape genre.    Encaustic painting is known for its durability and archival qualities. The beeswax used in the process provides a protective layer that helps preserve the artwork over time. The wax hardens and becomes stable, making it resistant to moisture and decay. This is one of the reasons why encaustic paintings from thousands of years ago have survived to this day. The ability to shape and reveal underlying layers is a distinctive aspect of encaustic painting. By manipulating the heated wax and carving into it, I can create textures, patterns, and forms that add depth and complexity to the work. 

About this Artist

Sally Hootnick

Sally Hootnick

As a painter based in Syracuse and Chautauqua, New York, I am deeply inspired by the natural world around me. My work explores both abstract and realistic representations of nature, often blending the two in unexpected ways. Drawing and text are also important elements in my paintings, adding a layer of storytelling and personal expression to each piece. I am particularly drawn to aerial views, as they offer a unique perspective on the beauty and complexity of the natural world. In my work, I strive to convey a sense of calm and healing through the use of organic shapes and soothing color palettes. Ultimately, my goal as an artist is to create work that celebrates the beauty and diversity of the natural world, and to share that celebration with others. Through my art, I hope to inspire a sense of awe and wonder in the natural world, and to encourage…
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