This painting is done entirely in encaustics on a wood panel, it has been mounted on top of a piece of wood, allowing a border to the painting. It can be hung on the wall, or easily balanced on a mantle or shelf.
Encaustic painting is a very old technique that involves color pigments melted into bees wax and resin. These "paints" are then applied in a molten state, and must be heated in order to manipulate. There are many layers. It is great fun! The finished painting will have rich texture and depth. The light plays off of this texture, and can make the colors appear differently from different angles. Once complete, the painting has a durable surface. Just avoid placing it anywhere that is hotter than 165 degrees (good rule of thumb for anything, really 🙂