The texture fascinates me.

Having been oil painting for years I have found the new medium that I'm using doubly interesting because of it's finish. The combination of beeswax, pigment and damar resin dries to a smooth, shiney surface that is enhanced by smoothing and rubbing it with my hand. Commonly called encaustic this ancient application of mixed mediums is gaining new recognition.


  1. I really like this. I can FEEL it with my eyes.

  2. It is a strange reaction I've had to be able to manipulate, touch, rework, carve and handle the work. The extra dimension of it gives me this "thing" that I can feel as compared with an oil painting or pastel that remains in the "do not touch" category.