Encaustic is a very accessible medium and it is easy to "play" with it. That is both a strength and a weakness as far as I'm concerned. I noticed that about half the pieces I created entailed layering materials and the pieces didn't move beyond that; I put them in the category of arranging materials. They will never transcend their parts (but they look pretty). The other half were very similar in aesthetic, but they have moved beyond to that place where they are art pieces in their own right. There is little continuity in theme/content because they were all experimental.
Below are five pieces, I feel some of them work and some don't . What's your take?