I have almost every recent book on encaustic painting techniques and this is the best yet. The cover is luscious, looking just like an encaustic painting, making you want to open and explore the contents. The organization is intuitive, with comprehensive information and instruction. The accompanying images wonderfully illustrate and complement the text, inspiring the reader with Daniella's superb handling of the medium. You can't wait to try each technique and are given all the information you need to do so. In addition to the encaustic student, this book would be very appealing to any contemporary art-lover who will cherish the pages for their beautiful images. And the included DVD is a great bonus -icing on the cake! Fabulous book at a great price!