Ratio, Proportion and Variation

 I've been working on several projects and none of them are quite finished yet. Here's a preview of a new encaustic I started a few weeks ago. I've been working on it slowly as I am really unsure where to go with it. This one is big 18"x24 which I think is part of the problem. I started by attatching a bunch of used passes from students coming to class late. That's what all of the vague rectangles are. Then I painted over them with acrylics and started layering on the book pages and muslin with wax.
One of my students donated a really old math book after he saw the old page I used in my other encaustic. Anyone who knows me knows how laughable it is that I have a page from a math book in my artwork. I am terrible at math! I know enough to figure out how to make proportional grid drawings, glaze calculations and other art related math. But maybe that is the reason I'm having trouble figuring out where to go with this painting....well maybe not. It is a work in progress! I'm going to an encaustic workshop this saturday and I'm hoping that I'll be chock full of ideas afterwards!


  1. I like the "passes" because if I saved them, I'd have loads, too! Fascinating piece!

  2. I think this looks great and cant wait to see what else you do with it although I like the colours mixed with print. In fact my daughter was showing me her sketchbook tonight and had done something similar with print and the colours are very similar. I must show her your blog

  3. Wow, you are making amazing things! So funny about the math. I hate it too but for some reason really enjoy the symbols in artwork. Maybe because I can't understand it I prefer to look at a picture! I'm sure you will figure this piece out in time. Thank you so much for all your kind words and thoughts about the earthquake. I really appreciate it x x