Encaustic provides another level of mark-making. I usually start out with a painted surface and build from there. One technique is to carve through a layer of wax and inlay a contrasting color, lightly fusing and burnishing. The result is a rich smooth surface of contrasting sharp and blurred image effects.

Monkey and Jar, mixed media encaustic, 12” x 12” (sold)

Monkey and Jar, mixed media encaustic, 12” x 12” (sold)

Untitled III, mixed media encaustic, 12” x 12” (sold)

Untitled III, mixed media encaustic, 12” x 12” (sold)

Tiny But Strong, mixed media encaustic, 12” x 12”

Tiny But Strong, mixed media encaustic, 12” x 12”

Untitled II, mixed media encaustic, 12” x 12”

Untitled II, mixed media encaustic, 12” x 12”

Untitled I, mixed media encaustic, 12” x 12”

Untitled I, mixed media encaustic, 12” x 12”

Untitled IV, mixed media encaustic, 12” x 12”

Untitled IV, mixed media encaustic, 12” x 12”

Where I’ve Lived, mixed media encaustic, 12” x 12”

Where I’ve Lived, mixed media encaustic, 12” x 12”

Rise, mixed media encaustic, 12” x 12”

Rise, mixed media encaustic, 12” x 12”

Blue Jar, mixed media encaustic, 12” x 12”

Blue Jar, mixed media encaustic, 12” x 12”