I finished a commissioned piece that will be hung in a beautiful new Aspen, CO home, and thought it might be nice for my client to get a little insight into the process of building up an encaustic painting. My paintings can consist of anywhere between 10-20 layers of wax, and sometimes it’s fun to see what’s underneath… First, a base layer of vintage letters printed with encaustic paint are fused to cradled wood panel. A layer of white encaustic paint is applied… Then, the lines and dots appear…. …and eventually all of their friends show up. Here is a detail of the finished piece. Framed and ready to ship off to Colorado. Bon Voyage!