The Encaustic painting technique dates back to the Romans around 100 AD. It involves heating wax with tree sap and pigments and burning the layers onto the panel. It produces very interesting textures and depth that cannot be obtained from oil or acrylic.
These paintings are created on wood panels that I make, often using found materials, reclaimed wood, and doors. The process of pigmenting, layering, scraping, gouging, dripping and torching the wax creates the complex and essential interacting colors and textures that help represent the complex subjects.