Encaustic wax painting is one of the most beautiful mediums because of the way the wax reflects the light in a vibrant luminosity. The paint is comprised of beeswax, damar resin and pigment. This medium is applied molten and allows for the application of many other effects and techniques including collage.
Its history dates back to Greek shipbuilders in the 5th Century B.C. and is considered very durable as it is impervious to moisture. It will not deteriorate, discolour or darken.