I am taking an on-line encaustic course with an artist, Rick Young, that I met on Facebook. The above are the first and second attempt of the instruction. The first one, (shot with my IPhone) is a graphite drawing on a 30" square cradled panel then covered with a coating of wax. The second one, (taken with my Samsung camera) has encaustic paint, a brown mixture, emphasizing the darkest facial features. This has been an interesting process and I will be posting my progression. Depending on the outcome of this painting, I will either continue in the encaustic world or sell everything and only do traditional oils.