Kelly Williams: Encaustic painting in action

What is Encaustic anyway?

Encaustic is a Greek word meaning “to heat or burn in” (enkaustikos). Heating implements (torches, heatguns, irons etc) are used throughout the process of this ancient form of painting, from melting the beeswax and damar resin to fusing the layers of wax. Fun Fact: Kelly makes her own beeswax paint!