Image size 11" x 14"
Encaustic, oil, ink
I really love the textural quality of the paint and the colors mixing in this painting. I worked on a cradled board and didn't put any gesso on it so I applied the wax to the unfinished wood. Some of the wood is peeking through the colors and I think it gives a softer effect than having the colors sitting on a bright white surface.
After applying some of the leftover color from my palette along with clear medium, I rubbed some oil paints in some areas. Then I applied another layer of clear medium and heated it to move the oil paint around. This is becoming one of my favorite techniques in encaustic painting. I also added some alcohol inks in the lower portion including some gold ink, which gives just a little bit of an accent. I also did a little shellac burn with amber shellac, but it doesn't really show and didn't react as I wanted. There is also a bit of oil pastel in one of the layers.
A little of this and a little of that makes for some interesting results.