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Reply #390 on: July 06, 2017, 10:55:49 PM
 :thankyou: Sharon, from what I have seen and learnt is that the majority of encaust artists use it for abstract work. I have tried abstract but it is not me.


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Reply #391 on: September 05, 2017, 08:44:48 AM
Today being a home day, I have been busy making these lovely new encaustic blocks. I have saved a lot of money making these myself. The blocks sold on line are a third of the soze my blocks are and cost around  AUD $50.00 each depending on the series of colour. This lot took 1kg of wax, 125 gm demar resin. All up this cost me around $30 for the lot. There are another 3 blocks in the freezer. Pink, bluey green and indigo.


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Reply #392 on: September 05, 2017, 12:40:17 PM
Zilpa, 
Your blocks look great.  The coulors so vibrant.  The cost of coloured waxed is prohebitant in Canada.  My daughter enjoys this medium very much.  She does abstract and doesn't burn the wood.  Simply encaustic gesso followed by layers of colored wax. I am learning to do floating frames for them.

I just got a supply from Blicks which a visiting US friends kindly brought with him.  The little tins (Encaustico) are concentrated and I thin them down by about half with wax medium (BTW a bag of 5 lbs was $150 at the art store here).

I looked in books for recipies to make my own but it is not clear.  They use oil paint 'de-oiled'  on paper overnight, other colour powders.  The later makes more sense to me but no ideas of proportion, good supply, etc.

Love your work. 👏
 


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Reply #393 on: September 05, 2017, 03:50:44 PM
Zilpa

Wow, those blocks look as good as the ones that costs lots more.  You continue to awe me with what you do!

I just saw your wine glass painting.  Super!!  I missed it in July when I was away.

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Reply #394 on: September 05, 2017, 10:31:55 PM
Excellent Zilpa. I have been saving the 'droppings' ( :2funny: ) of pastels in a container. Going to try forming a new pastel once I've saved enough.  Waste not want not!  O0

Amazing how much can be saved with a little ingenuity.  :clap:


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Reply #395 on: September 05, 2017, 11:07:45 PM
 :thankyou: Annie, Mea and Val. val there is nowhere I can find that tells you how much pigment to use.  I do mine with 1 kilo blocks of wax to 125 grams of damar crystals and guesswork for the pigment. The lot I showed you I feel had too much pigment in them so I have cut them in half  melted them in the molds I made them in and filled it up with new medium. They still look as vibrant so I think next time I need to cut the amount of pigment in half. Though in this case it worked out well because now I have colours for the cards in the gallery and for big projects at home.


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Reply #396 on: September 15, 2017, 09:10:33 PM
 Hi all, here is the latest big project I am working on. so far this is 26 hours of burning. This is of a photo taken during one of the many floods we have in this town. I am working on this at the gallery mostly and bring it home on the 2 days I am not open to work on then.


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Reply #397 on: September 16, 2017, 12:11:04 AM
Zilpa,

This will be an incredible treasure when it is done.

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Reply #398 on: September 16, 2017, 08:32:51 AM
 :thankyou: Mea, there are a lot of people waiting for this one to be finished.


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Reply #399 on: September 16, 2017, 10:03:57 AM
Its looking good so far, looking forward o seeing it finished  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #400 on: September 16, 2017, 12:29:01 PM
 :thankyou: Win, so am I. I have been asked to do a commission on another building, but I don't do commissions, as I can not handle the pressure. I told them, that I will do their building as my next piece. if they like it they can buy it.


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Reply #401 on: September 18, 2017, 10:42:19 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:   Zilpa this is going to be a piece much in demand I think.  O0   Do you photograph your encaustics to sell as giclees at your studio? I bet they'd be a great hit! Especially when they are of landmarks of their town or places they know and love. People do love pieces that are familiar and hold meaning for them personally. Something to think about...  ;)


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Reply #402 on: September 27, 2017, 11:42:08 AM
 :thankyou: Val, I have not thought of doing prints, I am not sure I like the idea, but might need to think about it.
i was having a problem with bees today, I think they want their wax back. I kept telling the that I bought it elsewhere, but they did not listen. lol




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Reply #403 on: September 28, 2017, 12:24:01 AM
You just tell those bees to mind their own beeswax!  ;)    ;D

The prints are just a thought to keep in mind should you find you need a little extra cash flow. 


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Reply #404 on: September 28, 2017, 10:06:50 AM
I am finding the small cards I paint are my bread and butter. I do them in about 3 minutes and get $10 each for them. Because the people see me doing them, they buy them as I do them. I have just started on a Christmas collection. I will put them out next month. I work on my big pieces in between customers and on my days home. I am also putting the small ones on FAA so there is always a chance to make even more on them. I have just ordered a display rack for them to tidy things up a bit. I did get postcards printed of the big one I did of the gallery building with my webpage details on the back. I ordered 500 and they cost all of 20c each. I am selling them for $2 each. They are the only postcards relevant to this town being sold so they are starting to be popular among the locals and travelers.