I loved encaustics paintings from the very first time I saw one. They have an ethereal atmosphere with depth that I find intriguing.
The medium is molten beeswax with damar resin and oil paints for color. The process involves applying several layers of heated (200 degrees) medium to a heated porous surface, usually heavy paper or wood panels, with each layer fused to the previous one with a heat gun. It’s a versatile medium: carvable, texturable, small items cam be embedded in it, and photos and drawings can be transferred onto it. Oh, so many possibilities!!