This is a painting of trees in the hills of California. This one began with a homemade cradled birch panel that I stretched with linen. I used this as a surface for my encaustic painting with beeswax, oils and blow torches. The nice thing about encaustic paintings is that they can occasionally be buffed to a high polish with a soft cotton cloth. The edges are painted black, and the painting comes ready to hang.
- James Hartman