"Remains of the Day"
24 x 24 encaustic on panel
My newest encaustic painting finds inspiration from a study of cave paintings, Native American symbols, earth and clay, and even sumi-e line work, all with a lean toward landscape. The Sumi-e influence is transferred with simple lines and open space.
After completing "Remains of the Day" I decided to rotate it and now I am unsure which direction this should hang. A successful abstract painting can be viewed and hung in more than one way, right?
In my home I have objects with the same earthy qualities. A favorite vase, a clay planter, shells in a glass bowl, are just a few things that bring me closer to the earth.
When I decided to clean the catch-tray to my electric griddle because of the wax buildup I was surprised to see such beautiful layering from colored drippings. I was going to melt down and recycle the drippings but it's too beautiful a "happy accident" to loose.
Drippings as they appeared in the catch tray, top view -
bottom view -
side views -