Encaustics are beeswax-based paints. The word itself comes from the Greek word enkaustikos which means “to burn-in.” While I have worked with the media for about ten years it is still “new” to me. The process is very different than anything else I have created with. It requires alternately laying down color and applying heat to bond each layer.
Special care: Since these paintings are created with beeswax where they hang requires some attention. They should never be hung above a source of direct heat or a place that receives direct sun. The result would be the destruction of the painting since it will melt.