Remember the Spirograph?
It’s always been one of the toys that people suggest that I should paint, because they have good memories of playing with it from their own childhood.
I loved it too and I’ve been tempted for a long time, but the problem is that what we love about the Spirograph isn’t the little clear plastic wheels, but the shapes they create.
And those are a little complicated to recreate in paint.
But as I started drawing the layers on this wax, I kept coming back to those loops. And while these aren’t quite as mathematically precise, they’re close enough to make me happy.