Encaustic Mixed Media Paintings
by Toronto Artist Ruth Maude
Ruth Maude is a Canadian artist exhibiting original, contemporary, encaustic paintings in the Greater Toronto Area.
Ruth Maude paints with molten beeswax, this is an ancient medium called encaustic that uses heat to apply and fuse the medium.
Encaustic can be smooth as glass or deeply ridged and sculptural.
Mixed Media Encaustic Paintings
Spontaneity • Play • Exploration
Recent abstract landscape paintings begin with a mixed media underpainting before wax is added. This process encourages a playful expressive approach to painting. In this latest series I explore the way I view the world through abstract shapes, textures and colours. Although these imagined landscapes convey a sense of place, I’m not attempting to depict a real or specific place.