"Another Gray Day", encaustic, 16" x 20"
I always start with 3 layers of clear medium fused on the cradled wood panel. Fusing with heat evenly is tricky although I am getting better at it.
The initial layer of color on top of the clear medium appears spotty and thin. It's just a starting point.
More pigmented wax, and layers of clear medium; the concept of building up the colors combined with the medium is very similar to how I build up layers and create depth in my watercolor paintings.