Painting with wax

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I went again to a local Encaustic art course. Encaustic art means painting with beewax, with special paints and special small vechicles. We used certain kind of special iron to warm the wax-paints.

It felt relaxing to use something else than pencil. Almost anything can happen and painting can be very fast. Finally the painting should be polished and that makes it more three-dimensionl still.

This time I tried to paint also on bare wood. Wood absorbed color to some extent but the result was pretty interesting. These small paintings are painted on special paper, though.