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Framingham artist Lynette Haggard, seen setting up a display in her Saxonville studio, and Nancy Natale will open a joint show featuring their encaustic, or hot-wax, paintings next week at Maynard's Artspace Gallery. Framingham artist Lynette Haggard, seen setting up a display in her Saxonville studio, and Nancy Natale will open a joint show featuring their encaustic, or hot-wax, paintings next week at Maynard's Artspace Gallery. (Boston Globe/File 2006)
By Denise Taylor
Globe Correspondent / January 22, 2009

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Like most painters, when Lynette Haggard prepares to start a new work, she reaches first for a paintbrush. But then she skips the paint. Instead, the artist from Framingham's Saxonville section assembles her equipment: four hotplates, a host of empty tuna cans, pliers, beeswax, pigment, resin - and a blowtorch. (Full article: 862 words)

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