Beginning of a painting

I love the new arrangement of my encaustic pallette.  Now instead of a bunch of large tins of color, I have many small tins, resulting in many more color options.  This should really make my life easier. Wax drips and buildup between my pallette and painting.  On the table and the cord to my heat gun. 

Here are several layers of color built up on my newest painting.  This shot is before it had been re melted.  

Heat guns are fun.  

Cool effects I got through several layers of colors and several passes with the heat gun. I am using some wax that is really opaque, and some that is very translucent in order to get this look.  

Finished painting.