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Encaustic Painting

Recently, I decided to try encaustic painting. I purchased encaustic medium (in this case a blend of beeswax and demar varnish by R&F) and basically just went to it. I decided not to do a great deal research because I wanted to explore the medium. After all, I’d made candles in the past, so why not paint with it? As it turns out, it’s more than just melting wax and not burning your fingers! By just layering wax and acrylics, I completed the following pieces below. I’ve since watched some very helpful videos on YouTube and identified my missteps....