Image Size 11.5" x 24.5"
I painted this on oriented strand board (OSB) which I have always called chipboard. It has thin, random pieces of wood glued together and they make a really interesting pattern. I left areas of this painting with no color so that the wood shows through. That's what those brown areas are but I don't think you can really see the texture in this photo.
Usually, I try to get the wax in my paintings pretty smooth, but in this one, most of the white areas are very textural. I almost added sand like in my last ocean encaustic, but I wanted to try getting texture with just the wax. The tricky part is fusing the wax enough without losing the texture.
I used a little amber shellac to do a burn but I also got some clear shellac and added green powdered pigment to it and burned that. The green doesn't show much but did add an interesting texture.