Don Maynard, Red Water
Red Water, 2011
Encaustic on Paper
Measures: 40" W x 26" H, framed
On loan from Sears Peyton Gallery.
Artist Statement: In the process of making my art, I like to explore materials. The relationship between the materials I use and my creative approach is very close. My works on paper are primarily done in the encaustic medium. Encaustic painting is a process that uses melted beeswax to suspend colored pigments. Layers of wax are applied hot and then fused together. The material inspires a certain alchemy. There is a fluid response in these hot materials, and natural sculptural elements result when the piece has cooled. Although my work is rooted in the abstract and menial aesthetic, water and landscape imagery maintain a strong presence in the current paintings.