Ring around the hot plate...

Encaustic monotypes are starting to be a fun new pasttime of mine! I love noodling with it and seeing what results I can get. KISS is my new mantra for this project -- "Keep It Simple, Stupid"

Simplicity is key while working with this techinique, especially from the beginning. You can't be tied to a full thought or idea in your head because monotypes don't work that way. And, certainly, hot monotypes don't work that way! They tend to have a mind of their own. Which is fine as long as that's the only thing that you're counting on to happen correctly :)

More to come....

Rings in the Sand
Encaustic & Oil Pastel Monotype
approximately 9" x 3" on watercolor paper
August 2009

4 Responses to Ring around the hot plate...

  1. I had never heard of this technique, I must try it! I just love monotypes, well I love other people's monotypes - I do tend to have that problem of overthinking, over planning and complicating things, so maybe a method requiring you to work more quickly & freely would help me loosen up a little...

  2. Esatsketch-- I know-- I felt the same way about monotypes. I used to make them when I was young and never thought I would be any good at them but LOVE other peoples. I guess it's just finding the right medium to use :)

  3. hi jamie,
    this monotype looks amazing! i love the color and you really maintained a pretty detailed image...thanks for the inspiration...


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