Hello and welcome to my blog.  I plan to use the space to post photos of works in progress, so people can see how I form my paintings.  I also will be able to post photos to explain some of the techniques I use in my art.  This is my encaustic palette which I use to heat my encaustic paint.  The paint is made with beeswax which becomes liquid when heated.  The metal dishes are each separate colors.  The paintbrushes must also be heated because the wax dries in them as they cool and causes them to become solid.  Once I use a brush for encaustics, it can't be used for anything else.  I heat the paints to about 215 degrees.