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Reply #30 on: November 05, 2015, 09:36:56 PM
Zilpa,

Wow, this is fabulous.  I love the intensity of color and textures.

I checked at the local art supply store for materials and they only had the wax - grotesquely expensive.  Is there a market for the finished products or is it just an art form for creativity?

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Reply #31 on: November 05, 2015, 10:09:33 PM
I just did a search to see what sort of market there is because to be honest I did not even look at that aspect of it. With me if I like something I do it and worry about the rest later. As you know by now looking at my work, I do not stick to any particular medium or subject. I know that goes against the grain but if I had to stick to one medium or subject, I would have given up long ago. ( that is the bi polar coming out in me). People are selling their encaustics just like any other works of art. It is actually a very old form of art that is becoming very popular. I have a few of my pieces in the gallery as we speak
There is a cheaper way to get the wax that is to buy the wax medium and you can use oil paint or dry pigment to make your own blocks which is what I will be doing shortly. :)


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Reply #32 on: November 05, 2015, 11:02:25 PM
Thanks for your insight, Zilpa.  I must admit, it does look like fun.  The effects are so dramatic!

I'll keep my mind open about it.

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Reply #33 on: November 06, 2015, 06:14:07 AM
Zilpa:  These are beautiful.   :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:  Kathy
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Reply #34 on: November 06, 2015, 07:17:31 AM
Looks so real!
You are a master :yippee: O0
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Reply #35 on: November 08, 2015, 02:40:13 AM
 :thankyou: Mea, Kathy and Annie, I am really liking this medium and do hope to become a master at encaustic and scratch art.


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Reply #36 on: November 08, 2015, 03:00:06 AM

Here is my latest project. Mounting my little paintings. I have a lot of MDF board so I cut it to size and cut some wooden strips at 45% angles as a support frame on the back glued them on and attached D-rings and wire for hanging. These are only 6" x 4" but the gallery I hang at is attached to an information centre, so we have a lot of grey nomads travelling in caravans. So I figured they are limited for space and with Christmas coming up they are small enough to store or hang in their vans. By the way the frame on the front is not wood it is actually part of the wax painting made to look like a wooden frame. I have fooled a few with that and it is something I am really proud of as I created it on my own. It does not mean I am the only or first, I don't know but I did it without influence so I am very pleased with myself.


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Reply #37 on: November 08, 2015, 04:42:21 AM
Good idea and well done, I really had to look before seeing it was part of the art.

You should be proud of yourself, just as we are proud of you.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

 :gl: saling at the Gallery!

Happy  :painting:
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Reply #38 on: November 08, 2015, 06:04:52 AM
 :thankyou: Annie, I have a month to get it together. I only have to put the mounts together and work out a production line for them. As they are all the same size it should go relatively smoothly. :)


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Reply #39 on: November 08, 2015, 06:29:21 AM
Zilpa:  Good luck at the gallery. These are great. Kathy
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Reply #40 on: November 08, 2015, 07:08:25 AM
 :thankyou: Kathy, I am glad you like them.


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Reply #41 on: November 08, 2015, 04:14:55 PM
Zilpa

What a fabulous idea to offer to the the grey nomad niche market.

You pseudo-frame look incredibly real.

You are SOOOOO amazing.

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Reply #42 on: November 11, 2015, 07:04:29 AM
These are so AWESOME! Just a unique look. I LOVE them!
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Reply #43 on: November 11, 2015, 07:24:11 AM
Zipa, you are such an inspiration with all the things you do.  You are not afraid to experiment and it's exciting to see what you do!  Also, I love that you share your experiences. 


Ive heard that encaustic is toxic when you are working, so please have lots of good ventilation, maybe even do a research regarding this.  I haven't used encaustic, just have seen a few things done with it, so I don't know much about it.


A few years ago, there was an art tour in the community and I spoke with the artist who does encaustic.  I remember that she told me she only does this in the summer.  She had her work station in the entrance of a beautiful old barn. She had converted the front where the big doors into her encaustic working area.  Other than that, I haven't seen much encaustic artwork.


I'm sure you are going to enjoy this, it's novel and beautiful and you should attract some good business with it!  :gl: [size=78%] [/size]
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Reply #44 on: November 17, 2015, 04:16:18 AM
 :thankyou: Mea, Jeannie and Lillian, I am having a lot of fun with them. I always have my studio ventilated no matter what medium I work in Lillian but thanks for the warning, I will take extra care. I am flattered to be an inspiration, the support and feedback on these forums are what inspire me.  I have just bought myself my first professional photography lighting kit, 3 soft boxes and 3 backdrops. hopefully this will help improve the photos of my work and help with the lighting of my videos. I apologize up front if I am very irregular on the forum, but we are going through another rough patch with mum and anticipate having to nurse her  24/7 very soon. During this time I will be back onto the iPad art.  :painting:


 

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