These are my first two Encaustic paintings. It is strange that you have so little control over what happens when using this medium. There are different "moves" with the iron but you don't get to "know" what happens until you lift up your iron. DEFINATELY ADDICTING everyone and quite relaxing. I am excited over the first two that have evolved and I can see that the more color, the more they will blend and the more pleasing will be the finished piece. I just used the regular sized Encaustic iron with these 2 pieces and am looking forward to playing a little bit more. I am calling this one "Root Tunnels" and I think both pieces are what are referred to as "Fantasy Paintings".
One thing that is nice is that if you don't like it you just do it again; but too much reworking can create muddy
colors so there is a limit to be thought about.