painting of portrait I must admit it-I love portraits. Francisco Benitez paints luscious portraits in encaustic paint. These paintings somehow feel so intimate, and yet so beautiful. I found him on the R&F Paints website. Please look here to see his own website…Francisco Benitez

Here is a statement about his work..

“The Fayum funerary portraits and the mystery of the lost school of Greek painters have long fascinated Francisco Benitez.  The New Mexico-based artist has embarked on a quest to master the techniques of the Ancients using both modern and ancient tools, infusing his own sensibilities as a contemporary artist with his knowledge of the ancients.  For his exhibition at the Gallery at R&F, the artist will be presenting a series of figures and portraits, including works from his recent Women of Bagdad series.”