Nest | Encaustic Assemblage with Wasp's Nest | framed 15.25" x 15.25" © Ruth Maude

Ruth Maude is a Canadian artist exhibiting original, contemporary, mixed media encaustic paintings in the Greater Toronto Area. She paints with molten beeswax, which is an ancient medium called encaustic that uses heat to apply and fuse the medium.

Encaustic Mixed Media Paintings

The works exhibited in Edith’s Album tell stories of lives lived, of places and objects.

I combined images from Edith’s album with my own photographs of rust and peeling paint and with ephemerabook covers and pages, stamps, sewing patterns, recipes and postcards, music from old hymnals, and birch bark—all layered with encaustic medium.

Have you ever seen such a perfect day? | Encaustic | 16" x 16" framed 18" x 18" © Ruth Maude - In permanent collection of the MOEA

Have you ever seen such a perfect day?

I’m thrilled to announce that my painting Have You Ever Seen Such A Perfect Day? has been selected to be part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Encaustic Art in New Mexico (MoEA). This painting is about a perfect summer's day at the cottage. When I see this painting I think of my late father-in-law, I can hear him looking up at the blue sky on a sunny day asking me, Have you ever seen such a perfect day?. With this painting I was also exploring ways to control encaustic texture. This encaustic technique is ...

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