The progression of my work has lead me to teaching myself the medium of encaustics. Also known as hot wax painting, it is an ancient art form and involves using heated beeswax and Damar resin to which colored pigments are added. I felt it was an art form that I needed to take my work to the next level. The multi-layered effect that can be achieved with encaustics is important for conveying the look of natural polished stones. As with all fine art, please keep it out of direct sunlight and away from any heat source.