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Kari Hall Studio

By the Dawn’s Early Light

By the Dawn’s Early Light

30 x 60 inches

Regular price $3,000 USD
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This painting is very meaningful to me as my clients are dear family friends. Every summer we spend the July 4th holiday weekend together in Northern Michigan at Burt Lake. This tradition has been taking place every Independence Day for 34 years. After meeting my husband years ago, I am grateful to have been included in these lasting traditions for the past 15 years. This unique place happens to be the same lake where I currently spend the summer. This lake is the heart of where my inspiration flows from.

When they asked me to create this custom painting inspired by sunrise over our lake, it was a gift to me as well. They spoke fondly of the early morning light as it hints over the horizon on the dawn of a new day. Anyone who has been to Burt Lake knows the majestic beauty of its waters is truly heaven on earth.

After I completed the painting I sat down to reflect and observe. I thought of our special times together over July 4th. One of our group traditions is to sing “The Star Spangled Banner” huddled around a delicious patriotic cake that has new lines from the song written on it each year. When the title dawned on me I knew it was perfect.


30 x 60 inches



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Care Instructions

After completion of an encaustic painting there is a curing process of a few months. During this time moisture will work its way to the surface and cause a slight haze (this is called bloom). When the sheen dulls or looks dusty, it can be buffed (gently, firmly but not overly vigorous) to a high gloss using a soft lint-free cloth (similar to polishing or dusting furniture). The sheen dulls over time and can be brought back by repeating the process. Although the surface is completely dry, encaustic paintings can be easily scratched, gouged, or chipped if handled roughly. No fingernails please! Protect all encaustic from extreme heat (above 140 F) and freezing temperatures.

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“We absolutely love “By the Dawn’s Early Light” which Kari painted for our family. Kari perfectly captured the colors and beauty of the lake where we have celebrated July 4th for 35 years. It is the show piece of our great room where is brings us joy and many compliments from guests.”

Jack and Susan W., Michigan

What is Encaustic Art?

Encaustic is a painting method where pigmented beeswax is melted, applied to a surface and reheated to create a smooth or textured finish. The surface can be polished, modeled, textured and combined with other materials. It cools immediately, can be reworked and has a long durability due to beeswax's imperviousness to moisture.

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