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Friday, November 15, 2013

Selfish...oops, SHELLFISH MB challenge Nov 2013

hahaha! Wicki is acting up again.

Axully, my lobster might be better this way! My first crack at encaustics. Man, it is harder than it sounds like it would be...wax is all melted nice and fluid, made up in my double primary palette...but the second you lift the brush it starts to harden. I think it will be easier to pre-mix my colors, then mix with the wax/damar.

Kudos to the artists who manage to achieve a glass-like surface. I'll keep up with the experiment for awhile.

Just Kiddin!

Suzanne chose this month's theme, and as usual she and Diana nailed theirs!

"Pick Me...Not!"
7.5" x 7.5", Encaustic
© V.N.Ross

Oil on hardboard, 4"x6"
©2013 Diana Moses Botkin

16x16" oil on linen
©Suzanne Berry


Diana Moses Botkin said...

You are such a cut-up, Lady! Your lobster is quite amazing. The encaustic technique gives it a look from antiquity. Cool!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

Yup, I'm sileee! Thanks so much for the compliment...weird composition to try and fit into my 100 variations theme. It was a struggle. I need more practice with the encaustics,

suzanneberry said...

Wow, what great texture and depth this has Vicki! i've not familiar with this method but would love to check it out. LOVE your selfish version too! very cool!

Nancy Goldman said...

I like the look of your lobster. I do agree with you though, encaustics are much harder than they look.

The most inspiring artist I've found who works in encaustics is Karen Frey. Look her up! She does amazing realistic encaustics and she's a well known watercolorist as well.

vickiandrandyrossart said...

Hi, nancy...and thanks for commenting. I learned quickly that my little 'warmer griddle' from the local thrift store wasn't hot enough to melt the wax, so I was handicapped from the start. I made my own first batch of medium, and found out that pre-mixed was cheaper. Will still make colors with de-oiled paint tho. I think I have seen Karen's work, but will look!

Barbara Muir said...

Love it!

Thanks for your kind comment.

Take care,