What Inspires Me - Maura Fox

What inspires me about Encaustic Impressionistic Painting.  

Painting and sculpture appear to be visual language; a means of communicating with each other.  Beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder. Every person should believe the reality of their own senses, and share their reality with others.  There is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ opinion about visual art.  You like what you like!   

Visual art is communication, and is best when it portrays, gathers, and communicates stimulating visual images of our shared human experiences.  Art is life!  I am a human ‘being’ in the moment by painting; rather than a human ‘doing’ painting…  I hope my impressions convey my ‘presence in the moment’ in each painting with people viewing the art.

Encaustic Impressionism is a newer type of impressionistic painting.  The development and availability of high quality encaustic painting tools, paints, portable propane and butane torches, griddles, and heat guns, occurred in the latter half of the 20th century. The introduction of exciting new ideas (i.e., the mathematics of ‘fractal geometry’, or the ‘geometry of nature’ etc.); have given me new ideas for painting scenes.  The introduction and evolution of visual electronic devices, etc., have aided visual communication as well.  Many of these ideas and devices were not available to 19th century impressionist painters.

These developments have enabled encaustic artists to paint new, vibrant, impressionistic scenes using molten wax encaustic paints. I am very excited about my growing encaustic painting journey.  I usually make a short written comment about each painting.  Each comment is a written impression of ‘being in the moment’ for the art; somewhat akin to ‘lyrics’ for a piece of music we listen to and like….  

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Maura Fox, #85 Encaustic Impressionistic Painting in Studio Art Tour Catalog

These variegated tulips symbolize energy, beautiful eyes, and inspire a warm glow of smiles.
These variegated tulips symbolize energy, beautiful eyes, and inspire a warm glow of smiles.
These variegated tulips symbolize energy, beautiful eyes, and inspire a warm glow of smiles.