The physical properties of the wax medium and the accretion technique combine to create depth and dimension—this sculptural quality is one of the things that sets encaustic painting apart from other traditional two-dimensional art forms.
The Encaustic accretion technique involves repeatedly layering molten pigmented encaustic medium onto a surface. Each layer is fused to the previous one, creating a textured and visually rich surface. I create an underlying pattern and use the direction of my brushstrokes to achieve the desired design. Layer upon layer, brushstrokes are applied in a systematic way.