Flowers are starting to bloom everywhere, including right here at Crescent Hill Gallery! We have some lovely new paintings by Emilja Pasagic in the gallery today, so be sure to come by and check them out! Depending on her mood and what is available in her studio Emilija can incorporate as many as a half dozen elements into each painting. Her technique involves a unique blending of bee's wax and oil paint applied to paper, board or canvas. In this contemporary application of the ancient technique of encaustic, the paint is sometimes blended into the hot wax, burnt into it or simply painted upon it. She often fuses paper and cloth into the pigments to create textures, and uses gold leaf and various gel mediums to add unique antique effects. The paintings take on depth and mystery with a balanced tension between texture and form.