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Title: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on September 09, 2015, 05:27:07 AM
This came in the mail today so I just had to try it out and show you. Not bad since I only ordered it on Sunday.


Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on September 09, 2015, 10:15:23 AM
Ok, I don't know anything about encaustic art other than the fact you put/paint it on and when heat is applied it puffs up. Or something like that  ::)

I did see a couple of paintings incorporating encaustics displayed in a little restaurant while I was up north. Could you explain a little about how it works?

Regardless of all that, I like your painting, kind of semi abstract above/below water vision. I'd like to learn more about this.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on September 09, 2015, 11:38:16 AM
I only got it today so I am new to it myself. The kit comes with coloured wax blocks, an iron, and a stylus with 2 nibs and a brush. The iron is on a low heat you hold it upside down so and run the wax over the iron. Then turn it over and rub the iron over the card. All sorts of effects can be created by dragging the iron through the wax layer already created. Lines can be created by using the edge of the iron. The stylus also heats up and can be used to paint in anything you want. Oh yes I forgot to mention it also comes with shiny card. It is quick and a lot of fun. Check out encaustic art on YouTube  there are several videos on how it works there.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on September 09, 2015, 08:34:36 PM
Sounds interesting.... once again I am saved by not having any art shops  here!  :sweat:   Just as well, I couldn't use an iron unless we were plugged into a power line at a dock. I'll look forward to seeing what you come up with.  :heeha:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Marsha (Pita) on September 10, 2015, 05:18:26 AM
The painting is awesome, and I do so love to try new things...currently working in chalk...
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on September 10, 2015, 06:39:05 AM
 :thankyou: Val and Natalie. This is why I could never stick to one thing, I just get so excited when there's something new to learn. The chalk sounds interesting too.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: May lynn on September 10, 2015, 08:13:15 AM
Dear Zilpa;


I was at three day paint in last Spring and one of the artist had used Encaustic's on old School Class
Photos from the thirties.  Another was painted on old sheet music. Very interesting artwork.


Both were thrift store finds.[size=78%]   [/size] :painting: [/size][size=78%] [/size]
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: BeaSue on September 10, 2015, 03:11:18 PM
Beautiful, Zilpa! This sounds like so much fun. I have seen encaustic art done on sheet music with lovely results. Hmmm...something new to try, perhaps. Was your kit very expensive?
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Post by: ncwren on September 10, 2015, 07:31:12 PM
Looks fun and challenging Zilpa-I really like your first result.  :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on September 10, 2015, 10:32:39 PM
 :thankyou: Natalie, Susan, and May Lyn, it is a lot of fun. I am looking at framing them and placing them into the gallery gift shop where we sell smaller work at affordable prices. Our gallery is attached to an information centre for travellers. These paintings only take about 10 minutes to do so I think it can be a little side earner. I will also turn some into cards.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on September 11, 2015, 06:02:39 AM

These are 2 I did last night framed and ready to go. Lucky I still had the frames so all I had to do was cut the mounts, which is harder than creating the work.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on September 11, 2015, 11:12:52 AM
 :heeha: These look great Zilpa.  :clap: :clap: :clap:    Good luck with them!  :gl2:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on September 18, 2015, 01:51:45 AM
 :thankyou: Val, I love the speed that I can produce them at. Here is another one that took 10 minutes.

Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on September 18, 2015, 02:13:34 AM
 :heeha:   10 minutes!  :doh:   That is amazing!!!    :congrats:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on September 18, 2015, 02:30:31 AM
 :thankyou: Val, this medium is very unpredictable, which makes it very exciting. I am exploring with this to see how far I can take it. So far I have only played with the iron. So next I need to start including the stylus which has several different attachments.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on October 17, 2015, 10:38:46 PM
 With this one I started with my iron and covered the card with blue wax. I then went over to the hotplate and used a brush to paint in the flower, pot and table. I added some texture by using a fan brush and dragging it through the blue. The wooden frame was created by dragging a clean iron around the edge of the painting a few times till I got the required result.
I must admit I had no idea I would like this medium so much.

Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on October 17, 2015, 11:51:19 PM
 :confused: How do you clean your brushes?

It does look like great fun Zilpa, how hot does the iron have to be?
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on October 18, 2015, 02:22:24 AM
It is a small iron especially for crafts Val and it goes on the low setting. You can use one of the old irons as long as it has no steam holes.
You can get most of the colour out of the brushes by using clear wax but you generally just reheat them on the plate to get them soft again to use. Ideally you would have different brushes for each colour group. I just buy the cheap monte marte brushes from the local cheap shop. I have brushes for paint and separate brushes for wax work.  :painting:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on October 18, 2015, 12:45:29 PM
Thanks for the info Zilpa, I find the whole process quite fascinating!  :heeha:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on October 18, 2015, 01:04:12 PM
You are more than welcome. I think half the fun of being an artist is sharing the techniques. I think eventually I will need to work out a video system.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: KathyKuz on October 18, 2015, 06:52:38 PM
Zilpa;  It looks good.  I do not know anything about it but I like it. Kathy
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on October 18, 2015, 08:31:34 PM
 :thankyou: Kathy, I am experimenting with colour mixing next. I might even attempt a colour wheel.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on October 25, 2015, 08:21:30 PM
Blazing Billabong
The beauty about this medium is that you can totally stuff up and still come up with something great. With this one I started of with a total mess looking like mud and ended up with this.





Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on October 25, 2015, 10:07:54 PM
Zilpa,

That's amazing.  What great textures.  You are making me want to try encaustic art.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Liana on October 26, 2015, 03:05:25 AM
Wow! These pieces you have created look amazing! Sure caught my eye.   :clap:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on October 26, 2015, 08:31:49 AM
 :thankyou: Mea and Liana, Mea go for it, you will love it. At the moment I am trying to get a tutorial video together but I think I need to borrow Dennis. It is really hard trying to do it on my own. I am able to keep the card in view of my camera but then forget to keep the iron in view when I am loading it with wax. I have done heaps of landscapes trying to get the taping right. It is a whole new learning curve. Even the best editing program can't help me with that one :2funny:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Annie. on October 26, 2015, 08:54:41 AM
Beautiful work!

You made it sound so simple but it is because you have already mastered other medium and apply what you know to your encaustic art.  I love the way the colors flow and wish I could feel the texture..

I was given an encaustic painting years ago.  It was a multi layer process combining watercolour painting, short poems, music, a dry flower, etc. the texture were created by clear wax which I understand was dripped on the surface between the items.  The effect is stunning.  When I go home, I should remember to post a photo of it.  You may find it interesting.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on October 26, 2015, 09:30:38 AM
 :thankyou: Annie, please do, I am always after new ideas.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on October 26, 2015, 03:06:29 PM
Zilpa,

I really hope you get the video made.  I really want to see this technique.

Will check out the art store the next time I go into Honolulu to see if they have the supplies for encaustic art.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on November 06, 2015, 04:47:32 AM

For this I put the background colours on with the iron then I placed the card on the heated palette ( which by the way is a plate warmer I picked up in BigW for $35 instead of $750 for the real thing) And dragged a rolled up bit of an old tracky top using the coiled edge through the wax to get the bamboo look, lifting to create the gaps at regular intervals. You can buy sponges to give that effect but why not use what is around the house?

Mea I am still working on the video and have heaps of new pictures done while trying to film it. I have got a couple done but they are not good enough to post. I will get there though it is hard doing it solo.
 
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 06, 2015, 05:36:56 AM
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?

aloha

mea

Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on November 06, 2015, 06:09:33 AM
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. :)
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 06, 2015, 07:02:25 AM
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.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: KathyKuz on November 06, 2015, 02:14:07 PM
Zilpa:  These are beautiful.   :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:  Kathy
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Annie. on November 06, 2015, 03:17:31 PM
Looks so real!
You are a master :yippee: O0
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on November 08, 2015, 10:40:13 AM
 :thankyou: Mea, Kathy and Annie, I am really liking this medium and do hope to become a master at encaustic and scratch art.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on November 08, 2015, 11:00:06 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.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Annie. on November 08, 2015, 12:42:21 PM
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:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on November 08, 2015, 02:04:52 PM
 :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. :)
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: KathyKuz on November 08, 2015, 02:29:21 PM
Zilpa:  Good luck at the gallery. These are great. Kathy
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on November 08, 2015, 03:08:25 PM
 :thankyou: Kathy, I am glad you like them.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 09, 2015, 12:14:55 AM
Zilpa

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

You pseudo-frame look incredibly real.

You are SOOOOO amazing.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: SignLadyJ on November 11, 2015, 03:04:29 PM
These are so AWESOME! Just a unique look. I LOVE them!
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Lillian on November 11, 2015, 03:24:11 PM
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]
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on November 17, 2015, 12:16:18 PM
 :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:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 17, 2015, 02:44:26 PM
Zilpa,

You INSPIRE us!!! 

I will be thinking of your mom.  I was my mom's full-time caregiver for the last four months of her life.  Blessed time to be with her.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Annie. on November 17, 2015, 04:06:21 PM
You are very special Zilpa.  Good you will have an easily portable art to do while caring for your mother.
Take care  :flowers:

Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on November 18, 2015, 03:10:19 AM
 :thankyou: Mea and Annie your feedback and support means a lot to me.  :hug:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on December 13, 2015, 11:31:07 AM
 :heeha: Banner, banner, banner!!!!!  :yippee:   I've not been able to get on very regularly, but seeing your works is such a treat!!! Beautiful and imaginative, love it! The bamboo is by far my favourite so far...if only I had a wall!  :2funny:

Best wishes to you and your mum. I have been getting that niggling feeling I may be called back north in the not too far distant future. My thoughts are with you.  :pray:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on December 22, 2015, 12:50:21 PM
 :thankyou: Val, sorry I have not been about much lately, sometimes I don't know if I am coming or going. With being at mum's half the week and trying to continue with my encaustics.
My mini encaustics have sold and the gallery have requested more. Having the artist statement with a medium most viewers have not heard of makes all the difference. I have dropped some more off and have agreed to do more for them. My next step is to cut the plywood, I will get about 175 out of one sheet, I just have to work out how to best set it up for cutting. 
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 22, 2015, 02:32:29 PM
Way to go, Zilpa.  So happy the encaustic art has made a niche for you.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Annie. on December 22, 2015, 03:18:00 PM
Zilpa,
What tool do you plan to use?   Safety first!

In July, I got myself a small gigsaw when I was in the US (very reasonable price even after the dollar exchange).  It cuts slowly very well, cuts at angles and along curved lines.  Very little chance of kickback, so fairly safe.  Don't foget eye protection.  Best would be to be 2 persons to do the job, one cut, one supports the panel.

Congratulations on your well deserved success   :clap:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on December 23, 2015, 04:10:46 AM
 :thankyou: Mea and Annie. I am still researching that one Annie. I have jig saws but they don't go very straight. I was using a hand saw up to now with MDF, but am thinking of a table saw set up with the ply wood. Ideally I would like to find someone in the area with a set up to do it for me for a charge but I have to find out if there is such a person or get myself set up.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: thebryce on December 23, 2015, 08:48:23 AM
I can't find the Iron at my local Art-O-Rama but they have everything else.  Fun stuff. :clap:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on December 23, 2015, 11:57:22 AM
I have to buy all my encaustic supplies online.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Annie. on December 23, 2015, 02:52:29 PM
Zilpa, do you have something like a Home Depot store in your area? 

They have professional machines which cut very precisely, and will quickly do it for you.  Here we get the first few cuts for free if we buy the wood from them, then it is a fix rate per cut, whatever the lenght.  It also makes it easy to carry home!  I use there services for big straight cut, save me time, work,  lean-up, and I don't have to hassle tring tie a big 4x8 sheet on the roof of a small Toyota  :crazy2:

Rotating saws can be very dangerous.  Table saws are very expensive and you will still need a second person to support a big sheet.

BTW do you use a support guide to cut straight with your jigsaw?  Change the blade if old, don't use a bigger blade then needed for the wood you cut, wear goggles 😊 and go slowly.

Keep exploring until you find what works best for you.
Good luck!
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on December 28, 2015, 09:39:38 PM
 :yippee: Thrilled to bits for you Zilpa! Congratulations you're flying on fast forward!   :flight:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on December 29, 2015, 12:10:51 PM
:thankyou: Annie and Val, yes I take all the precautions Annie, with goggles and mask I look like an alien but I do not care, always safety first. here are my latest completed pieces.


I am able to paint about 10  an hour, the cutting and gluing takes longer obviously, my aim is to produce 50 a week. Once I have my first 50 complete, I will start marketing my work. I have given a few as Christmas presents to people in the community who I think will help spread the word about me and my art. Seeing each one only costs me $2.50 to make, I see it as a good investment. Down the track I will give people the opportunity to purchase bigger ones at a much higher price than the $37 they pay for the little ones. I see this as a good way to test the waters. The people I have shown these to are saying WOW especially when the hear that they are painted with beeswax. 
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: BeaSue on December 29, 2015, 12:17:02 PM
Oh, Zilpa, these latest ones are gorgeous!  :smitten:  :smitten:  :smitten: I do believe you have found your niche with encaustic art.
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Post by: Zilpa on December 29, 2015, 12:36:53 PM
 :thankyou: Susan, I think so too. At the moment I am stock piling, by the end of January I will be marketing like crazy.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Annie. on December 29, 2015, 01:59:59 PM
I am blown off (blown out?) by the beautiful landscape you acheive with this technique.
I wish you all the best success  :yippee:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 29, 2015, 02:13:59 PM
Yeah, Zilpa.  These newest ones are beautiful.  The colors are so jewel like.

Best wishes for success with this venture.  Yes, you have found your niche!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on December 30, 2015, 06:32:28 AM
 :thankyou: Annie and Mea, it's the support on here that inspires me to keep going. Today was a great day for gluing. I can see I have some figuring out to do with clamping finding a way to be able to stack them up and get enough weight on them in one go. If nothing else all this nutting out I am doing is keeping my mind active.  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on January 27, 2016, 12:49:07 PM

Here is my board I made to house my small encaustics in the gallery. They can be replaced as sold very easily. The prices tags will be added by the gallery as they have there own ticket system. I have left them spares and when they hang the last one they will ring me to bring in more. I have signed and numbered them all as suggested in the Turn Your Hobby Into A Business course. I have sold three a couple of weeks ago but am hoping it will take off now they are easy to see on the board with an artist statement attached and care instructions to be given out with each sale.
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Post by: Danielle123 on January 27, 2016, 01:07:41 PM
Nice set up Zilpa, and congrat on your sale.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Annie. on January 27, 2016, 02:10:31 PM
Yes,  nice setup and great idea on the reload of sold art.  Wish I could read the explanation... too blurry when I blow it out.  My eyes are not the best.

Best wishes.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 27, 2016, 04:15:58 PM
Zilpa,

Very nice set up.  There seems to be no end to what you can do!

Good luck with the sales.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on January 28, 2016, 12:42:39 PM
 :thankyou: Danielle, Mea and Annie. I mainly created the board so I am only paying foe one space and also this way I could put small tooth hangers on the back rather than d-rings and wire which are total overkill for the size, but the only way that they would be accepted if they were to go on their hanging system.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on January 28, 2016, 02:09:27 PM
Excellent presentation Zilpa  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Turn Your Hobby Into A Business is an amazing resource, great to see you put it into practice.  O0
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Annie. on January 28, 2016, 02:49:03 PM
Val,
I am only half way watching those fantastic lessons.

Do you know if there is an expiring day to access them?  I am not talking about the one year one-to-one mentorship... just the access to the video classes.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on January 31, 2016, 12:14:20 PM
If you have bought the course you download them so they are yours to keep as far as I know Annie. Thanks Val, I bought the original course but am really only just getting into it properly now. Slack I know, but better now that I am totally focused than only doing it half hardheartedly because of rushing into it. Besides it took me this long to find the wow factor and my niche.:yippee: My next step is to create a whole new web page dedicated to my encaustics. I find that more daunting than any of the other things to do especially adding the email listing and newsletters. Ahhhhhhhhhh   :2funny: 
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Annie. on January 31, 2016, 02:21:18 PM
We cannot download classes, weither we buy them or not. I had assumd that the same condition of use apply to the Business courses but I will ckeck on the course site.  It will be speel out clearly there.  All the info is in the PDG files but I like to read the PFD as well as listen to the lessons... it register better in my brain.
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Post by: nolan on January 31, 2016, 09:41:56 PM
great stuff Zilpa, looks very neat :clap: :clap: :clap:
even more excited to hear about the sales :cloud9:

Annie, the videos and pdfs are all downloadable  O0
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Annie. on February 01, 2016, 01:41:17 PM
 :thankyou:  Nolan
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on February 02, 2016, 12:05:24 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan, I am shipping one off to Europe this week.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on February 02, 2016, 12:33:09 AM
 :heeha: Congratulations Zilpa!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on February 02, 2016, 09:47:48 AM
 :thankyou: Val.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on February 05, 2016, 12:08:33 PM

I am now painting directly on wood, rather than on encaustic card then glueing them onto the wood. The painting takes a bit longer but has a lot more depth to it. I love the shine of the wax.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Danielle123 on February 05, 2016, 01:11:11 PM
That is cool Zilpa.   :clap: :clap: :clap:  i see a horse's head in the center coming out of the water
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 05, 2016, 04:46:08 PM
Zilpa,

Your work is amazing.  Seems I say that every time you post. 

I would love to be your neighbor.  I would be stopping by your studio every day to see what you are doing.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Annie. on February 06, 2016, 03:18:21 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on February 06, 2016, 11:58:50 AM
I have stopped trying to name my pieces, there are only so many names I can come up with. So they are untitled with a number on the back.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 06, 2016, 04:48:47 PM
Zilpa,

I just love the vibrancy of color you get from the encaustics.

I love looking at them.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Annie. on February 06, 2016, 04:51:15 PM
I am amazed at the beautiful paintings you keep creating.

Full Moon over the Lake?
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Post by: Zilpa on February 07, 2016, 04:45:29 AM
 :thankyou: Mea and Annie, I love doing these because I never know what it is going to come out like. I don't plan any of them because then it frees me up to play. With my other art I am always too fussy for my own good which then makes my work too rigid. I have not given up on the other mediums, but encaustics is the main one I am concentrating on to launch my career as an artist. I am allowing myself one day a month to do something totally different. In among all this work I am also learning Chinese.
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Post by: Annie. on February 07, 2016, 06:34:39 AM
My goodness Zilpa, I really admire your energy and talent.  Which Chinese dialect are you learning?

You are simply wonderful  :flowers:
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Post by: Zilpa on February 07, 2016, 09:00:49 AM
I am learning Mandarin Annie, I am using online lessons. That is how I learn everything.
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Post by: Annie. on February 07, 2016, 05:49:07 PM
Zilpa, I really admire you.  I learned a bit of Mandarin many decades ago and enjoyed it.  I was never able to learn any Cantonese.  Now I just cannot learn a new language and I am loosing those I had acquired from lack of practice, and can only read.

There are so many interesting things I would like to learn... can only pick some, or figure out how to live to 150 in good health!!

Good luck in your study of Mandarin and
Happy Chinese New Year!
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Post by: Zilpa on February 07, 2016, 09:59:44 PM
 :thankyou: Annie same to you.
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Post by: nolan on February 09, 2016, 09:36:02 PM
very interesting :heeha: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Val on February 10, 2016, 12:04:28 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: BeaSue on February 12, 2016, 07:23:51 PM
I'm loving your encaustic art,Zilpa. The paintings are just stunning. Smart to paint on the wood, too. It seems to lend a vibrancy to them.

And learning Chinese in your spare time! You are an amazing person.
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Post by: Zilpa on February 13, 2016, 06:34:27 AM
 :thankyou: Val and Susan. The Chinese is to keep my mind active and the characters to help me with proportions as they are an art in themselves.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on March 14, 2016, 05:44:06 AM

This is the largest one I have done so far in encaustics. For this one I used my heated palette
brushes, iron and heat gun. The painting is 20" x 16" and is painted straight on the backboard of the frame.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 14, 2016, 06:32:42 AM
Amazing work, Zilpa.  I love the textures that encaustic gives.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on March 14, 2016, 06:59:08 AM
 :thankyou: Mea, so do I.
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Post by: Annie. on March 14, 2016, 07:40:17 AM
Amazed at what you are making.

This is wonderful  :clap: :clap: :clap: So happy you are sharing all your work with us.
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Post by: Zilpa on March 14, 2016, 09:36:58 AM
 :thankyou: Annie, I am glad you like it. There is a lot of experimenting to come.
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Post by: nolan on March 14, 2016, 07:50:28 PM
lovely textures, well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on March 15, 2016, 12:01:15 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan, I am having a lot of fun with these.
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Post by: Danielle123 on March 15, 2016, 12:10:41 PM
Beautiful energetic painting Zilpa. Now you are learning Chinese amazing, proves that there is no age to learn.  :fight:
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Post by: Zilpa on March 16, 2016, 06:49:07 AM
 :thankyou: Danielle, I think life without continual learning would be boring.
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Post by: Danielle123 on March 16, 2016, 06:02:31 PM
You got that right Zilpa.
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Post by: Zilpa on April 07, 2016, 06:42:22 AM

This is my latest little painting. It sold before I got it to the gallery which is great as I keep the commission. A friend saw it on my Facebook page and put dibs on it. Who would have thought that I would get into abstract art. It was not till I posted this one online that I saw the person in there. I love it when that happens.  :yippee:
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Post by: nolan on April 07, 2016, 10:33:53 AM
clearly you need to do more of these then if it sold so quick :congrats:
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Post by: Zilpa on April 07, 2016, 10:35:44 AM
I can"t disagree with you there Nolan.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 07, 2016, 04:18:06 PM
Zilpa,

Beautiful.  Love how the colors blend (almost melt into each other).

Happy to hear it sold so quickly!

aloha

mea
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Post by: Annie. on April 07, 2016, 10:33:25 PM
Very interesting indeed.  Happy you sold it so quickly.  I also like the softness of the blended colours, but I just cannot see the person in it.  Pointer please?
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Post by: Zilpa on April 09, 2016, 07:29:48 AM
 :thankyou: Mea and Annie. Annie look on the right 3rd.
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Post by: Val on April 09, 2016, 09:34:54 AM
Well done Zilpa! Congratulations  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on April 09, 2016, 11:26:45 AM
 :thankyou: Val.
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Post by: Annie. on April 11, 2016, 12:47:43 PM
The person with the hat and a paka  O0
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Post by: Zilpa on April 22, 2016, 11:36:04 AM

I never plan in advance what is going to happen in the abstracts, which makes the outcome very exciting.
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Post by: Annie. on April 22, 2016, 01:24:49 PM
It is really amazing what you create with that medium!
And you really seem to enjoy it, great! O0
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Post by: Val on April 23, 2016, 11:09:11 PM
This is great Zilpa! If you rotate it 90degrees to the right you can see all kinds of things in this. I need to look at this some more!    :detective:

I see a man with a bit of a goatee and afro hair, Jimmy Hendrix maybe?   ::)    ;D
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Post by: Ribezla on April 26, 2016, 10:30:12 AM
You are right, Val. After rotating the picture, I see a couple sitting on a chair and hugging.  ;D
Zilpa, it could be a good personality test for your friends, with a coup of tea.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 26, 2016, 03:59:15 PM
Nice work, Zilpa.  Encaustic really seems to be your medium.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on April 27, 2016, 08:32:40 AM
 :thankyou: Annie, Val, Ribezla and Mea. Yes Mea it is all I do now.
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Post by: Zilpa on April 27, 2016, 08:34:20 AM

Mixed media with encaustics on wood 105x148.5x8mm
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 27, 2016, 03:49:11 PM
Oh, Zilpa, this is so pretty.  The butterfly shapes are so beautifully done.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on April 28, 2016, 05:05:30 AM
 :thankyou: Mea, the butterflies are shapes bought from a craft shop and inserted into the wax hence the mixed media.
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Post by: Val on April 28, 2016, 09:52:28 PM
 :congrats: Zilpa, beautiful piece.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

 :( Does this mean no more scratchboard?  :'(
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Post by: Zilpa on April 29, 2016, 10:31:01 AM
 :thankyou: Val, I have $300 worth of scatchboards sitting here in my studio ready to use. I will be getting back to them I was only thinking of that the other day. I am thinking of prepairing them and take them when I go to mum's on the weekends, it would be better than watching her boring soapies. lol

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Post by: JayJ on April 29, 2016, 10:37:38 AM
Beuatiful butterfly and abstracts!
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Post by: Val on April 29, 2016, 11:22:27 PM
 :heeha: So happy to hear Zilpa, I love your scratchboards! I wish I'd been able to find more when I was up north. We'll be back in Guatemala for the hurricane season so perhaps a trip up to Guat. City to the art shop..... now how would I describe scratchboard in spanish?   :2funny:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 30, 2016, 12:05:05 AM
Val,

Just show the art shop a photo of a scratchboard on your phone.  I'm just learning to use this very useful tool.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Annie. on April 30, 2016, 01:02:53 AM
Zilpa, do the scratch board art while sitting in front of the soapies with her.  It will be a win-win situation... and she will think the world of you. :yippee:
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Post by: nolan on May 02, 2016, 09:00:26 AM
I really like the butterflies :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: Val on May 02, 2016, 02:23:32 PM
Val,
Just show the art shop a photo of a scratchboard on your phone.  I'm just learning to use this very useful tool.

 :doh: Great idea Mea! i should have thought of that, my son does that with me all the time!

Guess I'm just stuck in the time warp of dial and push button phones!  :2funny:
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Post by: Zilpa on May 04, 2016, 06:08:15 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan  :)
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Post by: Zilpa on May 11, 2016, 02:25:21 PM

This is the encaustic area in my studio, The desk was too low to stand and work so I went to the local tip and bought a door. I glued a support under each corner, which then gave me an extra shelf.  I made the colour wax blocks myself as it is a lot cheaper than buying them. I have dried pigments, but oil paint can also be used to colour the wax by squeezing the paint on some cardboard and letting it sit till the oil comes away. then the rest can be mixed with the melted medium.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 11, 2016, 03:54:36 PM
Zilpa

You are so amazing and resourceful!!

I would love to be your neighbor.  If the end of the world were coming, you'd find a way to stop it!

aloha

mea
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Post by: Annie. on May 11, 2016, 10:35:53 PM
I would love to be your neighbor.  If the end of the world were coming, you'd find a way to stop it!

My favorite kind of neighbor also!

Love your encaustic art.  Nobody else does it like you Zilpa.
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Post by: Zilpa on May 12, 2016, 07:03:31 AM
 :thankyou: Mea and Annie, I have slotted a normal in writing nib into my my stylus and am doing to attempt my first fine art painting with the nib. I have my board ready now just to pick a subject. I think if I treat it like any other paint (only hot) it should work. I intend to paint it all using the nib. :painting:
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Post by: Annie. on May 12, 2016, 12:30:21 PM
Zilpa, this sounds exciting.

Looks like your cakes are homemade.  Do you use beeswax with oil paint?
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 12, 2016, 03:30:22 PM
Good luck, Zilpa.  Sounds complicated, but I know you will do well.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on May 13, 2016, 01:44:15 PM
Grapes in progress.
I started this today using a heated pen nib. I still have a long way to go but so far so good. I will first fill in all the grapes, then I will do a few more layers to fix up any gaps, blending and highlights. This is a practice run on one of my small frames.

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Post by: Zilpa on May 13, 2016, 02:08:24 PM
 :thankyou: Mea, it is no more complicated than painting in any other medium only this one happens to be hot.
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Post by: Zilpa on May 14, 2016, 01:28:48 AM

Well this was fun, I added texture to the background, but I think for my next attempt I will do a smooth background and maybe go over the whole painting with a clear coat of medium. I am trying these out on my small frames first till I find my preference.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 14, 2016, 05:55:35 AM
Vibrant colors, Zilpa.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Annie. on May 14, 2016, 04:02:03 PM
Beautiful!

There is a difference... the wax cool even faster than WC dries  ::)
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Post by: thebryce on May 15, 2016, 06:35:24 AM
I know that encastics are in high demand. A local gallery owner told me he can't get enough of them. They sell out super fast.
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Post by: Zilpa on May 15, 2016, 08:09:52 AM
 :thankyou: Mea, Annie and Bryce. Yes I get that Annie what I meant was the colour and general theory are the same. instead of using water or a paint medium to keep your work open, you use a heat gun.

I find here that most people I talk to including artists have never heard of encaustic art Bryce, which is great because it lets me talk all I like about my passion for encaustic.

 
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Post by: Annie. on May 15, 2016, 09:53:19 AM
Zilpa,  I was just trying to be funny.  I am a very slow painter and oil suits me best in that respect but I started Dennis WC lessons and, while a challenge with the dry weather here, I really like it also.

I am surprised that people don't know what encaustic is, it is a very old form of art. This is why I was asking you if you mixed your own.    But as you said it has some advantages.
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Post by: Zilpa on May 17, 2016, 05:30:37 AM

Dancing Dragonflies
enaustic on board 16"x 20".



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Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 17, 2016, 06:27:00 AM
Wow, Zilpa.  This seems to be the most intricate one you have done so far.


Love those light green trees in front of the pond!

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on May 17, 2016, 07:26:02 AM
 :thankyou: Mea. I have been flat out the last few days trying to get a stock together to start an online shop.
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Post by: nolan on May 17, 2016, 10:08:53 AM
lovely, especially the landscape :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: Zilpa on May 17, 2016, 10:18:20 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan, I must admit, I find the landscapes easier to do than anything else.
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Post by: Danielle123 on May 17, 2016, 12:21:04 PM
Love the landscape and the grapes Zilpa.  You have a great control with encaustic art.  :yippee:
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Post by: Zilpa on May 18, 2016, 06:54:43 AM
 :thankyou: Danielle, I am glad you like them.
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Post by: Val on May 18, 2016, 01:08:31 PM
  :heeha:   Beautiful landscape Zilpa!  :clap: :clap: :clap: Congratulations on your shop, holding thumbs it launches with a blast!  :yippee:
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Post by: Zilpa on May 18, 2016, 01:10:56 PM
 :thankyou: Val, I am nearly there. I just have a few things to iron out, annoying things like shipping charges.
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Post by: Zilpa on June 06, 2016, 07:22:11 AM
I have come up with a new technique with the encaustic paintings. first I burn the image on the wood then I paint over it with the wax. I am aiming to open my online shop on Friday week. It is the writing that holds me up but I will get there.

 
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Post by: Annie. on June 06, 2016, 12:51:20 PM
Wonderful and Congratulations! 

You don't need to do the business side all by yourself.  Any friend who can help you with the writting part or at least the editing?  Would take the pressure of.  Beside one doesn't see well his/her own mistakes.

Love the cherry tomatoes.  Beautiful.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: JayJ on June 06, 2016, 01:11:46 PM
Beautiful Zilpa!
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 06, 2016, 03:44:44 PM
Zilpa,

You continue to amaze me.  I like the composition and the little green stems.  Good job.

I have cherry tomatoes in my garden and sometimes pick from 30 to 50 at a time.  Have to give most of them to the neighbors.

Keep at it!

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on June 08, 2016, 05:43:24 AM
 :thankyou: Mea, I love cherrie tomatoes, I think I need to come live next door. :2funny: This is my new line of work, I have done several others I have not shown yet. 
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Post by: nolan on June 09, 2016, 09:21:16 AM
I think you are onto a winner, this one looks awesome :heeha: :clap: :clap: :clap:

 :gl: with your store Zilpa
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Post by: Annie. on June 09, 2016, 01:31:30 PM
Apparently some encaustic artists bring their work in plein air, and use a gas stove.  Sounds more like a camping trip. One showed her waxes being melted over a wood fire by her easel.  I would fear it may ignite  :eek:

And I thought acrylic/oil was a big carry case for plein air  :sweat:
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Post by: Zilpa on June 09, 2016, 11:41:04 PM
 :thankyou: Annie, Jay and Nolan. I am finding from start to finish on frames I have pre-made myself, the actual pyrography and encaustic takes me 2 hours. That is on these little ones. I suspect that will speed up over time. I do hope to introduce larger pieces in the future, I have already made some bigger frames, but I want to build the stock up first so that once people get used to seeing and buying these, I can hit them with the bigger ones at a bigger price. So I guess you could say that these are a teaser.
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Post by: Zilpa on June 10, 2016, 09:23:38 AM

Here is my process. First pyrography then encaustic.
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Post by: Val on June 10, 2016, 01:15:03 PM
 :heeha:   Fantastic! The skin looks totally believable. you can see the texture. Colouring is also bang on, looks like the one I got at the market yesterday!

 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Annie. on June 10, 2016, 02:13:49 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: amazingly realistic!
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 10, 2016, 03:37:59 PM
Another amazing piece, Zilpa.  Great textures!

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on June 11, 2016, 02:11:33 AM
 :thankyou: Val, Annie and Mea. I must admit, I surprised myself with that one.
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Post by: nolan on June 20, 2016, 11:14:27 PM
beautiful, you are definitely onto a winner with this technique :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: Zilpa on June 21, 2016, 12:18:04 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan, I have finally set up an Etsy shop. I am using only this technique and until I get established I am doing Kitchen Art. The shop is not perfect yet but I can work on it as I go. It was not until I found a formula of my very own that I felt I could take my art seriously.
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Post by: BeaSue on June 21, 2016, 06:07:33 PM
Zilpa, your technique is so unique, and with beautiful results! I used to teach writing, so if there is something I can do to help you with that part of setting up your Etsy shop, send me a PM, and I'll be happy to help. I am a pretty good editor.
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Post by: Zilpa on June 28, 2016, 07:55:46 AM

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Post by: Val on June 28, 2016, 10:16:56 AM
Your pages look excellent! I especially like your descriptions on your facebook page.  O0

Well done you!  :yippee: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: BeaSue on June 28, 2016, 10:59:02 AM
You go, girl!  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:
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Post by: Kathysutterlin on June 28, 2016, 12:30:31 PM
 :heeha: Wow Zilpa! This is fantastic! Your avocado looks good enough to eat.  :clap:
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Post by: Annie. on June 28, 2016, 01:57:36 PM
Well done!  I do like those paintings of fruits and vege.  Beautiful contact to have whole and cut avocadoes.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Danielle123 on June 28, 2016, 06:14:51 PM
Zilpa your avocados are great and looking delicious.   super job.    PS love your site, good luck. 
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Post by: Zilpa on June 30, 2016, 05:21:29 AM
 :thankyou: Val, Susan, Kathy, Annie and Danielle, I am glad yoy like what I have done so far. At the moment I am trying to get my head around Wordpress. I think in my opinion that it is one of the hardest web building sites to navigate. I have spent many sleepless hours on it and still keep getting error messages when I try searching it. Please have a look and if you can get through let me know what you think. Nolan I have not started an email list yet as this so far is giving me grief enough. I am normally pc savvy but this has got me beat. I am seriously thinking of getting my money back and going back to Weebly or paying someone to do it for me.Any way here is my site so far, I hope you can get through.
http://www.pyrowax.com.au (http://www.pyrowax.com.au)
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Post by: Annie. on June 30, 2016, 12:20:58 PM
Hi Zilpa,
I don't know what you have on your website yet. But this is what I could navigate without problem, from both my laptop computer and Samsung phone:
- meet the artist
- contact us
- drop menu with 2 item above
- search bottom works

Cannot see any gallery, assume not constructed yet.
Hope this help.
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Post by: Danielle123 on June 30, 2016, 09:53:34 PM
Hi Zilpa, the other day i saw it all, but today all i see is meet the artist and contact us on my samsung today.
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Post by: Zilpa on July 01, 2016, 12:30:16 AM
 :thankyou: Annie and Danielle, yes that is the problem I am having but I will struggle on and get it right. I just don't find it very user friendly but that could just be me.  :sweat:
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Post by: Val on July 03, 2016, 10:18:44 PM
On this site http://www.pyrowax.com.au (http://www.pyrowax.com.au) all I get on my pc is Meet the Artist, and Contact Us.
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Post by: Zilpa on July 04, 2016, 01:41:58 PM
Thanks Val, I am working on it.
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Post by: Zilpa on July 04, 2016, 01:43:35 PM

The effect of the wooden cutting board was achieved by burning the wood texture before painting. 148.5 x 105 mm
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Post by: Danielle123 on July 10, 2016, 02:08:57 AM
An other interresting enaustic painting
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Post by: thebryce on July 12, 2016, 01:26:59 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on July 13, 2016, 05:53:05 AM
 :thankyou: Danielle and Bryce, I am glad you like it. At the moment I am working on a very detailed piece  in among my small ones which is 14" x 11". I am keeping up with my small ones to get the volume up and also to give people a cheaper option.  :)


 
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Post by: Zilpa on July 13, 2016, 06:02:22 AM
 Peas in a Pod 148.5 x 105 mm

The wooden board took the longest. I may not be using the mediums taught here but if I had not done all the classed I took with both Nolan and Dennis, I would not be doing this today. :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: Val on July 13, 2016, 10:45:29 AM
Fantastic Zilpa! You are seriously mastering this medium.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
How long do you have to work with colours before the wax cools too much to blend in with other colours? This must be an exciting medium to work with!  :heeha:
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Post by: Zilpa on July 13, 2016, 11:46:59 AM
 :thankyou: Val, yes it is exciting, if using a brush it dries straight away. I then use a heat gun to keep it workable. With these ones I mainly used my stylus which is heated so I can keep working it. The beauty about this medium is that it can be reworked at any time as long as there is a heat source. When using a brush or palette knife the layer has to be fused to the previous layer with heat  The results are unpredictable which makes it exciting.

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Post by: Kathysutterlin on July 13, 2016, 02:53:37 PM
 :heeha: Wow, Zilpa! This is fantastic.  :clap: How did you get started using these interesting mediums?
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Post by: Annie. on July 13, 2016, 04:01:47 PM
As usual you are doing great art with encaustic, composition, colours, and technique  :clap: 

I just have a comment about the shadow of the pod overlying the one flat on the table. The front part of the pod should be touching the table but the shadow doesn't which makes that part of the pod floating on the table.  The shadow closest to the front should touch the tip of the pod without having a light space.  Did I express my thoughts clearly?
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Post by: BeaSue on July 13, 2016, 05:03:32 PM
Zilpa. you have done it again! I love the shine on the peas.

However, I also agree with Annie. The pea pod in the front does appear to be floating because of the shadow underneath the front part.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on July 23, 2016, 09:39:40 AM
 :thankyou:  Susan, Kathy and Annie, point taken on shadow. Susan pyrography was the first medium I started with around 12 years ago and taught it for about 2 years. Encaustic painting was introduced to me by my sister about 3 years ago, but at the time I had enough learning to do without adding more. About a year ago I got the urge to try it so bought what I needed and did what I normally do when I want to learn something and turned to the web. I thought it would be interesting to combine the two and that is where I am at now.
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Post by: Zilpa on July 23, 2016, 09:43:58 AM
Here is one I am working on now. I have a yellow pepper and some leaves left to do and then I.will work on the shadows. After all that I go over the background with clear encaustic medium so that the wood colour still shows through
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 23, 2016, 03:27:55 PM
Great shine, Zilpa.  Anxious to see the shadowing added.  Should be stunning.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Val on July 23, 2016, 08:52:48 PM
The texture on the pumpkin/squash is fantastic Zilpa!  O0 Love the colours in this one.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on July 23, 2016, 10:00:18 PM
 :thankyou: Mea and Val, the pumpkin took a while as each line is drawn in with the stylus following the contour. I am looking forward to buffing this painting, that is when you really see it shine.
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Post by: Val on July 23, 2016, 10:12:49 PM
When you 'buff' the painting, does it still retain the textures?
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Post by: Zilpa on July 24, 2016, 05:37:43 AM
Yes Val, I use an old t-shirt and buff it by hand. It gives the painting a shine. The paintings need a buff now and then to bring the shine back for about 6 months then they stay constant. It is no big deal the paintings are pretty tough.
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Post by: Zilpa on July 24, 2016, 05:57:56 AM

All finished apart from painting the sides and attaching a wire. I will be posting this one on Etsy tomorrow.
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Post by: Val on July 24, 2016, 09:27:37 AM
Simply amazing  :heeha:     Beautiful Zilpa.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on July 24, 2016, 09:49:17 AM
 :thankyou: Val, I am glad you like it.
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Post by: Kathysutterlin on July 25, 2016, 01:08:52 AM
 :clap: I love it.  :smitten:  Your highlights just bring this painting to life.  Lovely work!  :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on July 25, 2016, 01:46:36 AM
 :thankyou: Kathy, I am glad you like it. I am about to go 20" x 16" Planning ahead for a couple of Art shows here in South Australia coming up in the summer.
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Post by: Val on July 25, 2016, 10:35:47 AM
You'll WOW them at the show Zilpa!  O0
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Post by: Zilpa on July 25, 2016, 11:44:52 AM
Thanks Val that is the plan.  :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: Annie. on July 25, 2016, 12:58:27 PM
A very beautiful combination and the palette of colour is very pleasing.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

That one should be gone before Val says 'crickets'  :2funny:


Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on July 29, 2016, 08:51:35 AM

My latest piece 105 X 148.5 mm
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 29, 2016, 03:41:18 PM
Zilpa,

Your work always amazes me.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on July 29, 2016, 09:00:18 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on August 05, 2016, 01:56:12 PM
 :thankyou: Mea and Val.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on August 05, 2016, 01:59:00 PM

This is the start of my under painting for the coffee grinder. This is only half the picture the rest will be revealed as I get to it. The size of this one is 16" x 20".
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on August 05, 2016, 04:07:26 PM
 :heeha: I can see this becoming a fantastic piece  O0 The detailing already shows!

My crank coffee grinder died a number of years ago. The salt air is not the least bit kind to the metal workings.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 05, 2016, 07:02:56 PM
Zilpa,

Wow, the coffee grinder is going to look great.  It's amazing what you can do with encaustics.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Kathysutterlin on August 05, 2016, 09:18:02 PM
 :clap: :clap: Nice start Zilpa. I wish I understood more about the encaustics. I really like some of the results you get.  O0
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on August 05, 2016, 10:09:55 PM
 :thankyou: Val, Mea and Kathy. I hope I did not cause confusion putting this in my encaustic album, but this is the wood burning which is the under painting of my encaustics. This has taken 4 hours up to now. If it turns out the way I want it too, i will be submitting this one or more like it to the art shows for acceptance. While in between working on quicker ones for my online shop. Next step for me is to bite the bullet and set up the email for my webpage. I have learnt the hard way to do things in my own time and my own way. So that is my next goal do my homework and go back to that lesson go for it. I have designed and ordered my new business cards, I should get them by the end of next week. I will show you when I get them. I might do an up boxing video for my webpage.  :2funny:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on August 06, 2016, 08:22:54 AM

6 hours so far, but who is counting. :)
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on August 07, 2016, 08:50:53 AM
 
As you can see I have finished the grinder and have started on the coffee beans. There is still a lot of shading to do with them.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 07, 2016, 03:19:36 PM
Zilpa,

This is really coming along well.  The wood of the coffee grinder looks great.

Beans are well drawn.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Gita on August 07, 2016, 08:42:14 PM
I like this art, Zilpa! It looks so special! O0
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on August 08, 2016, 11:58:39 AM
 :heeha: Absolutely loving this one Zilpa!  O0
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on August 08, 2016, 01:23:45 PM
 :thankyou: Mea, Gita and Val, it is getting there. The metallic coffee container will be the biggest challenge I think.
 
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on August 09, 2016, 12:09:23 AM
 O0 I have every faith you will succeed brilliantly!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on August 09, 2016, 08:06:33 AM

Ok here it is Val.The next stage is painting with the wax. The burning took 12 hours all up, the painting will take a lot less time.  :painting:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 09, 2016, 08:10:45 AM
Gorgeous.  Zilpa, your work is amazing!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on August 09, 2016, 08:41:46 PM
 :heeha: This is shaping up to be your most realistic one yet!   :cheering:
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Post by: Kathysutterlin on August 09, 2016, 11:14:53 PM
 :heeha: :heeha: :heeha: Wow!!! This is incredible! Such realistic detail.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on August 10, 2016, 03:36:12 AM
 :thankyou: Mea, Val and Kathy, it is my most detailed piece yet. I will start on the wax tomorrow. Today is admin day.

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Post by: Annie. on August 10, 2016, 01:01:39 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  It will be beautiful with the wax... already wonderful as it is.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on August 12, 2016, 08:08:11 AM
 :thankyou: Annie, I will be starting the painting on Monday when I get home again.
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Post by: Annie. on August 12, 2016, 12:35:39 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on August 13, 2016, 11:25:10 AM
 :thankyou:Annie
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Post by: Zilpa on August 16, 2016, 09:58:44 AM

So far so good, now for the coffee tin floor and wall.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 16, 2016, 03:37:02 PM
Looking really good, Zilpa.  Excellent job on all those little coffee beans.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Danielle123 on August 17, 2016, 07:22:07 PM
Looks like you are enjoying this type of art Zilpa.  Very beautiful, love the wood burning art + ancaustic.  :yippee:
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Post by: Zilpa on August 17, 2016, 10:18:22 PM
 :thankyou: Mea and Danielle, yes you are right I really do love working in both these mediums.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on August 18, 2016, 07:27:42 AM

Today I tackled the coffee canister and the bench. Just the wall to do. It's a good job I price by time and not size, or I would be losing out. 
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on August 18, 2016, 09:05:59 AM
 :heeha: WOW!!!  The coffee tin is fantastic! The beans, the grinder, the woodgrain!!! It's all fantastic :clap:    :yippee:

Can't wait to see what you do with the wall.

With the speed I paint/draw, if I charged by time....I'd be very painting rich and cash poor!  :2funny:   
I don't accept many requests for that reason. Just takes me too long. Unless.... they're willing to wait without a specific deadline!  :coolsmiley:
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Post by: Zilpa on August 18, 2016, 11:02:43 AM
 :thankyou: Val, I use a daily schedule to keep track of each painting I do so I know the exact working time of each piece.  :painting:
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Post by: Happychappy on August 18, 2016, 11:20:55 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Zilpa, absolutely amazing work you are doing.    Patricia
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 18, 2016, 03:47:54 PM
Zilpa,

Amazing work on the can.  So real!!  Such shine!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on August 18, 2016, 08:44:49 PM
Just out of curiosity I'll have to try that with my next few pieces. Would be interesting to see just how long a piece truly takes. Thanks for the idea Zilpa.
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Post by: Zilpa on August 18, 2016, 09:02:45 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia, Mea and Val I apply what I have learnt  from Dennis and Nolan in the drawing and painting classes to what ever medium I use. The same principles still apply. I make and mix my own encaustic paints using dry pigment and the molten medium to make coloured blocks. I have saved hundreds of dollars doing it myself, and I get to make the colours the way I want them.
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Post by: Kathysutterlin on August 19, 2016, 03:26:21 AM
 :D Oh my gosh, Zilpa! This painting is so realistic. everything is perfect. The coffee tin looks so real. I had to enlarge it to see that you did not use a silver paint because it look SO silver. Amazing!  :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on August 21, 2016, 09:11:45 PM
 :thankyou: Kathy, my next challenge is glass. So I go back and watch the class for revision if I feel I need to and go from there. 
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Post by: Zilpa on August 22, 2016, 07:48:59 AM
Here we are finally finished.
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Post by: Ribezla on August 22, 2016, 08:41:13 AM
Zilpa, I watched the progress you were doing with this painting. It was fascinating to see, how you went on and how much time it took. The result is impressive. I love it.  :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on August 22, 2016, 09:34:27 AM
 :thankyou: arlota I am glad you like it.
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Post by: TeresaM on August 22, 2016, 11:12:05 AM
Wow wow what a talent you have Zilpa :painting:
TeresaM
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Post by: Kathysutterlin on August 22, 2016, 12:14:47 PM
 :heeha: Wow Maria! This is a fine piece of art.  :thankyou: for taking us on the journey with you by sharing the steps it took you to complete this.  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on August 22, 2016, 02:02:04 PM
Zilpa this is  :heeha: Extraordinary!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 22, 2016, 03:59:27 PM
Super, duper great, Zilpa!!!

If I owned a coffee shop, I'd buy that in a minute!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Happychappy on August 22, 2016, 09:23:14 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Totally outstanding work Zilpa.   Patricia
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Post by: Zilpa on August 26, 2016, 08:01:52 AM
 :thankyou: Teresa, Kathy, Val, Mea and Patricia, it worked out better than I hoped. Now for my next project.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on August 26, 2016, 01:05:10 PM
Can't wait to see what you come up with next.....always a treat!  :heeha:
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Post by: Gita on August 26, 2016, 01:11:49 PM
Zilpa, I really have less knowledge this type of art, what I see is absolutely great work.  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: thebryce on September 03, 2016, 08:08:33 AM
Your skill seems to have really improved since you were doing the landscapes. Are you using the other tools besides the flat iron now to achieve the detail?
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on September 03, 2016, 09:50:34 AM
 :painting: Val, Gita and Bryce. Yes Bruce, I use an electric stylus, and hog hair brushes paint knives, pretty much anything that spreads paint and off course my trusty heat gun to fuse the layers together.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Danielle123 on October 17, 2016, 10:11:54 PM
So beautiful your encaustic art Zilpa.  :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: Zilpa on November 07, 2016, 03:34:32 AM
 :thankyou: Danielle.  :)
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on November 07, 2016, 01:17:33 PM


This is an experimental base where I burnt onto paper instead of wood. I am using the same substrate I always use with watercolour paper glued onto the surface. Tomorrow I will add the encaustics.
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Post by: BeaSue on November 07, 2016, 01:31:25 PM
I love to see people being daring and trying new things. What an interesting idea, Zilpa. So the burnt watercolor paper produces this nice burnt sienna color? This looks very promising!
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 07, 2016, 03:33:32 PM
You go, girl!!  Look forward to seeing this completed.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on November 07, 2016, 10:31:44 PM
Chemistry class is back in session! What happens when you put fire to paper?....POOF, that would be my result if I tried this!  :2funny:

This should be very interesting when complete. Just wondering if there would be any discolouration in the paper from anything leeching from the wax  :confused: I know nothing about this process...but I guess we're about to find out!  :heeha:

Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on November 08, 2016, 08:29:39 PM

Here is the finished product. To be honest for a small painting I would not do it again as the burning took too long for what I feel I could charge.  It would not be worth the extra trouble. It was a fun thing to do though.
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Post by: Kathysutterlin on November 08, 2016, 09:22:00 PM
 :smitten: The cherries are beautiful, Zilpa. I love the glossy shine.  :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on November 08, 2016, 10:55:57 PM
 :thankyou: Kathy.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 09, 2016, 04:49:51 AM
Zilpa scores again!!!!

You amaze me everytime you post!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on November 09, 2016, 06:23:12 AM
 :thankyou: Mea.
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Post by: Val on November 10, 2016, 08:32:54 AM
Beautiful Zilpa.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Annie. on November 12, 2016, 02:33:39 PM
Beautifully done !  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on November 13, 2016, 06:18:12 AM
 :thankyou: Annie.
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Post by: Zilpa on December 03, 2016, 01:08:19 AM

This is my next project in among the normal little paintings. This one is 16" x 20".
I am doing this one to go in a local annual art show. It is one for selection so I hope to have it finished in time for them to accept it.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 03, 2016, 05:43:42 AM
Looks good so far, Zilpa.  Hope you get it done in time.

Nice wood grain effect.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Danielle123 on December 03, 2016, 06:17:02 PM
What a great star t :clap: :clap: :clap:t
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Post by: Zilpa on December 07, 2016, 06:11:43 AM
 :thankyou: Mea and Danielle, this one is challenging.
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Post by: Zilpa on December 07, 2016, 06:16:39 AM

This has taken about three hours so far. I hope to finish the burtning side of things tomorrow. Then the wax. I have about 5 days to finish it, if I am to get it in the art show.
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Post by: dennis on December 07, 2016, 06:48:32 AM
Looks good so far.  :clap: :clap: :clap: Love to see the finished product O0
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Post by: Zilpa on December 07, 2016, 06:59:26 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis, I am glad you like it.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 07, 2016, 09:24:18 PM
Looking really good, Zilpa.

Hope you get it done in time.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on December 08, 2016, 02:26:30 PM
Looking good so far.... best get those skates on!  (http://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50390/1508533.GIF)
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Post by: Zilpa on December 10, 2016, 08:42:07 AM
Finished and entered

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Post by: SignLadyJ on December 10, 2016, 03:23:32 PM
I love it! Very nice!
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Post by: Danielle123 on December 10, 2016, 10:50:19 PM
Very beautiful, good luck.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: dennis on December 11, 2016, 01:24:04 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Kathysutterlin on December 11, 2016, 04:53:32 AM
 :clap: I love it, Zilpa.   :gl: at the art show.
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Post by: Zilpa on December 11, 2016, 07:20:02 AM
 :thankyou: SignLady, Dennis, Danielle and Kathy. The show is in January but submissions have to be in by tomorrow so mine are in.  :painting:
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Post by: Zilpa on December 16, 2016, 07:06:37 PM
I am excited to say that both of my pieces have been accepted to enter the art show. That is the Coffee Grinder and Burnt. Siesta. This one only goes for a week but attracts visitors from wide and far.   :yippee:
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Post by: dennis on December 16, 2016, 07:08:24 PM
Congratulations  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Gita on December 16, 2016, 10:22:57 PM
I hardly know anything about encaustic art but I like the result. I wished I could see this in real. Congratulations!
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Post by: Zilpa on December 16, 2016, 11:22:05 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis and Gita.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 17, 2016, 07:59:01 PM
YAY, Zilpa.  That's good news.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on December 17, 2016, 08:13:39 PM
 :thankyou: Mea.
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Post by: Val on December 19, 2016, 09:45:20 PM
 :heeha: That's brill Zilpa!!! Congratulations   :congrats:
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Post by: Zilpa on December 19, 2016, 10:16:05 PM
 :thankyou: Val. I take them in on the 9th Jan.
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Post by: Annie. on December 20, 2016, 02:25:40 PM
Everyone of your encaustic paintings amaze me.
 :clap: :clap: :clap:

Congrats for the Show  :yippee:
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Post by: Zilpa on December 21, 2016, 04:49:56 AM
 :thankyou: Annie.
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Post by: Zilpa on December 29, 2016, 07:37:52 AM
Here is the start of my next project. In among doing my little fruit and veg paintings, I am doing a collection of larger 20" x 16" paintings with the theme of old buildings. The last one I did inspired me to do more. My story line is that the time passes way to quickly and we throw away too much cheap replaceable junk that I want to remind people of the beauty of well made old relics. Ok my story telling needs some polishing it is my weakest point in my self promotion, but you get the picture. ( I hope )
 
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Post by: Val on December 29, 2016, 11:54:47 AM
Ok, I'm going to go out on a ledge here....  ::)    ;D    What I've got so far is a collection of fruit (apples, oranges, possibly tomatoes) on an old stone door/window ledge. Am I close?  :sweat: Perhaps I'll just wait until we can see more...  :whistle:       
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 29, 2016, 04:10:10 PM
Zilpa

Like Val, not sure just what you've got there (look like the back end of papaya to me), but the frame ?) at the bottom looks fantastic with its old cracked look.

Keep on!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on December 29, 2016, 04:56:53 PM
 :thankyou: Val and Mea, Val you are partly right. They are mandarins on an old wooden windowsilll. I am hoping to be able to get the flaky paint and really old look right.
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Post by: Val on December 29, 2016, 07:42:09 PM
 :doh: Of course! Flaky paint!!! That makes sense now when I look at it. I was close with the oranges...  ::)

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Post by: Danielle123 on December 30, 2016, 02:15:40 AM
Very nice so far anxious to see the end version. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on January 18, 2017, 08:04:05 AM

I am really enjoying this process. Combining the burnt wood with the wax to get it looking like flaky paint on an old wood windowsill.
I have not been on much lately as I am busy getting my own gallery together. There is a beautiful old building across the road, used occasionally as a cellar door. I have offered to run the wine tasting for them on Sundays in exchange for the wall space for my art. We are on the main road going through our little town, which has a lot of visitors. A lot of international people and grey nomads. There is no other gallery in town. I will be offering a shipping service with my paintings, so when they get home their art will be waiting for them.
So now I am busy doing bigger projects while still selling my small vegetable and fruit ones on line.
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Post by: Val on January 18, 2017, 01:19:05 PM
Congratulations Zilpa  :heeha: how exciting for you. It sounds like the ideal location and the 'rent' is more than acceptable!  :clap: :clap: :clap: So thrilled for you. I hope we will be seeing some photos of your gallery once you are all set up.

The flaky paint is really looking good.  O0
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 18, 2017, 05:13:04 PM
Zilpa,

That is exciting news!  What a great opportunity.  Sounds like a Win-Win all around.

The flaky wood looks fantastic.  You do amazing things.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Danielle123 on January 19, 2017, 05:50:37 AM
Awsome zilpa, so happy for your succes.   Congrat
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on January 19, 2017, 08:03:42 PM
Mazel tov, Zilpa!!! Love how talented, and entrepreneurial, you are!!
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 20, 2017, 07:38:25 AM
Zilpa,

A friend (actually one of my students from my senior citizen art class) was showing me her art collection and asked if I knew what kind of painting this was.  I immediately said, it must be "encaustic."  She had never heard of it.  She bought this painting in Paris years ago at a yard sale. Does it look like encaustic to you?  It was painted during the 1940's and had been hanging in a Paris restaurant.  She does not know who the artist was but the initials seem to be "WRAL."  The piece is in really good condition.  The colors are still bright and vivid.



I showed her some of your work.  She was impressed and now she wants to try it.  Can you please share with us the type of wax you use?  Anything we should avoid?

Thanks for whatever you can tell us.

aloha

mea



Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on January 20, 2017, 02:21:10 PM
 :thankyou: Val, Mea, Danielle and Sacgal, your comments are much appreciated. Mea it is hard to tell without seeing the actual painting, but it looks like it could well be encaustic. Mea there are boxes of different coloured blocks available, I used to buy them online, but now I buy blocks of clean beeswax, damar resign and dried pigment to create my own. buying the box is the easiest way to try it out to start with. If it is something you want to carry on with then it is definitely a lot cheaper to make your own. The blocks are very strong in pigment and can be made to go a lot further with clear encaustic medium, which is the paint without the pigment, so it is the wax and resin which also comes in blocks. In the pack you only get one of those and you need more so get that seperate in granules and melt it yourself.
You will need to search your area for supplies but, the easiest way is to buy them online as it is not something all art stores stock. I would suggest to buy a starter kit.




Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 20, 2017, 03:28:48 PM
Thanks, Zilpa.  I had wanted to try it before but didn't.  Maybe now that I have someone to do it with, I will get moving on it.

Will let you know how it goes.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 20, 2017, 04:42:53 PM
Zilpa,

I looked on Amazon and found several different beeswax.  But, the reviews all complained about a terrible plastic "ashtray" odor.

Is there a particular kind of beeswax that you use, or do they all smell like that?

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on January 23, 2017, 07:12:26 AM
It has to be pure beeswax bleached naturally not with chemicals. It does not smell like that at all. They must have had the heat up too high. Sure there is a bit of an odor but more like burning a candle.
And the painting sets instanly so no lingering smells like with oils.



Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on January 23, 2017, 07:24:58 AM

Here is my completed project. It took me 27 hours from start to finish.

I think I will call it Drying Out.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on January 23, 2017, 08:31:03 AM
Gorgeous Zayn! The textures are amazing!!!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on January 23, 2017, 01:20:57 PM
 :thankyou: Val. I am off to buy more wood tomorrow. I am thinking of going bigger. Like about 3' or 4'. Imagine the hours that will take.  :2funny:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Gita on January 23, 2017, 02:09:14 PM
Wow, its wonderful!  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on January 23, 2017, 02:23:37 PM
:thankyou: Val. I am off to buy more wood tomorrow. I am thinking of going bigger. Like about 3' or 4'. Imagine the hours that will take.  :2funny:

 :eek: All I can say is there is a vast difference in time frame between you and me!  :faint:    :2funny:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 23, 2017, 05:30:36 PM
Wow, Zilpa.  This looks great.  The cracked (aged) wood is magnificent.

I bet this will sell quickly.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Happychappy on January 23, 2017, 08:23:52 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Wow, Zilpa, the textures are outstanding and I wish you much success in the sale of your art.  Patricia
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Danielle123 on January 24, 2017, 02:49:13 AM
So lovely Zilpa you have great control of your medium.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: JayJ on January 24, 2017, 06:18:12 AM
Lovely Zilpa!
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Annie. on January 27, 2017, 03:13:15 AM
I love it... something about it.

Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Annie. on January 27, 2017, 10:18:16 PM
Zilpa,
Since you are our big expert... I hope you don't mind me asking a couple of questions.   My daughter wishes to try encaustic, and I am concerned about safety.

1) Can a hairdryer be used to fuse each layer of encaustic medium, instead of a heat gun or a torch?   I understand it is made of beewax and dammar resin, and melts at 75-80C.


2) Can I use an old kitchen dish warming surface, instead of buying a heating palette?  I think it would be warm enough and safe if used with a surface thermometer.

I know about ventilation to disperse aldehyde fumes.

Thank you.   
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on April 12, 2017, 09:32:14 PM
Hi all i am so sorry i have not been on for a long time, time has got away from me. Annnie, yes to both of your questions. You can use a hair dryer and I uae a platewarmer for my heated palette. It works fine just make sure you get a flat thermometer to keep on the palette so that you don't over heat the wax. You want to keep it at a melted state but not so that it gives off fumes. I use an electric heat gun and don't have a torch. It really depends on the effect your daughter is after. Because I am into realism, i just want to fuse my wax, not blow it around, besides I dontt want to use a torch inside the house. If i had a big studio I might consider it. Again sorry about the delay in answering, I hope it still helps.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on April 12, 2017, 10:00:37 PM
As promissed Mea, here is my current WIP
The Oddfellows Hall
As with all of my work, I have made the frame work so it will be ready to hang. It measures 48" x 28"
This is taking a huge amout of time, but will be a big ticket item when finished. I will be showing it in the actal building which is across the road from me. My target audience for this one are the locals as they are mainly wine producers, they can afford it. They are the sort of people that fly to Wimbleton just to see the tennis.
 



Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 12, 2017, 10:16:13 PM
Great to see your work again, Zilpa.

Looks like you have really been busy.  Looks like you have found the right piece for the right clientele.

Do pop in as often as you can.  We have missed you.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on April 12, 2017, 10:33:43 PM
This is awesome Zilpa. What a showpiece this is going to be!  :heeha:

My but you must have an incredibly steady hand and patience....  :doh: I'd be in the rubber room!  :D

Looking forward to the end result of this piece.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on April 12, 2017, 10:46:28 PM
Thank you Mea and Val, it will take a while yet but I am enjoying the challenge.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Annie. on April 13, 2017, 01:20:08 PM
Thank you very much Zilpa  :thankyou:  I appreciate you took the time to stear me in the right direction. 

I am not inclined to encaustic myself yet, but my daughter is keen to try.  So, I bought some cakes and medium when in Boston from Blicks.  Collected a large griddle, a surface thermometer, bristle brushes, and decided at the last minute to also get a temp regulator.  Small fire extinguisher at the side is a most in my opinion... even outside.  My daughter insisted on buying silicone brushes with the griddle.  I only later realized the confusion between bristle and griddle.  It may make a nice texture.

For safety reason, we will try this outside when the weather is warm... snow again today.  So should be good to start sometime in May.

No torch.  The only heat gun I found in the hardware store was set at a minimum setting of 400F, way above the safe 200F... hence my question about the hair blower.  So happy it is hot enought to fuse the layers.

I have read a few books, we watched video together.  But as often many contracdictory advices.  Hard to sort the knowledgeable artists from the croud on the web... thank goodness for PB.

Here is the plan:  use an old sturdy table, put it on rooling wheels (coasters?),  rool it from the garage to the front lawn.

Many thanks Zilpa  :flowers:

P.S. Love the way you you have mastered burning the wood and applying  waxes.  Hope they sale well.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on April 13, 2017, 03:30:52 PM
Annie please let me know how the brushes go, i have never thought to try silicon brushes, The best way to klean all brushes is to get hold of soy wax and i keep some melted in a tin on the palette and dip the brush in then i wipe it with paper towel. Or else a lot of people just have a brush for each colour grouping and don't wory about cleaning them.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Annie. on April 13, 2017, 04:37:08 PM
Great tip. Thanks.  And will let you know how the silicone works.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on April 30, 2017, 09:40:38 AM

I nearly have the fence finished. So far this is 6o hours of burning.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on April 30, 2017, 01:21:05 PM
This is awesome Zilpa! Attention to detail second to none.  O0
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Danielle123 on April 30, 2017, 05:07:01 PM
Awsome work Zilpa, can not wait to see it with the wax.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 30, 2017, 05:31:52 PM
Wow, this is going to be incredible, Zilpa.

I marvel at how you keep the lines so straight!!!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on May 01, 2017, 05:10:41 AM
 :thankyou:Val, Danielle and Mea. I am hoping to start with the wax next week some time. As this is my most detailed one yet, it is taking a lot longer than anticipated. Having to use the easel due to the size, I am finding that I can only do abour 4 hours a day as to avoid shoulder pain. I do about an hour at a time before moving around. I have started constructing my next frame so that when I have finished burning this one i can split my time between burning and painting. I am really enjoying the size of this one, which surprises me. So the next fine day we have here, I will get out the camera and find my next subject.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: dennis on May 01, 2017, 08:21:09 AM
I'm impressed  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on May 01, 2017, 11:11:15 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis. I thought it time to get serious and go big. Now I have somewhere to hang and show larger paintings, I want to make use of it.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on May 07, 2017, 09:18:47 AM
 Yessss part one done.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 07, 2017, 03:40:39 PM
Zilpa

WOW- such incredible detail.

You are an amazing artist.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on May 07, 2017, 10:17:22 PM
 :thankyou: Mea, now I start with colour. The best thing about using wax is, if I am not happy with a part i have done, I can scrape iy off and redo it. It is not a waste of wax, unlike with paint because, I can save the scrapings and reuse them.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on May 09, 2017, 02:30:52 AM
 :yippee:       :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on May 09, 2017, 09:55:30 PM


It has taken a while but I am finally adding colour with encaustics. It took me two hours in prep yesterday to create new colou blocks mixing dry pigment with the clear encaustic medium, (which is beeswax and demar  crystals melted together).
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Annie. on May 10, 2017, 02:16:09 AM
Amazing...  :clap:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on May 10, 2017, 03:44:26 AM
 :thankyou: Annie.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on May 10, 2017, 07:49:46 AM
Really coming on now. Love the sky colouring against the roof.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on May 13, 2017, 07:43:15 AM
 :thankyou: Val.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on May 13, 2017, 07:45:48 AM

I have started on the stonework, I am really happy with the effect so far. I have decided to really make the bricks stand out too.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on May 13, 2017, 10:11:27 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: This is so exciting to see! I always thought there was nothing more exciting than watching w/c dry doing its thing.... the wax is pulling a very close second! Wonderful stuff!  :heeha:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 13, 2017, 10:19:20 AM
Zilpa

This is really looking good. So exciting to watch it develop



aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on May 13, 2017, 12:12:20 PM
 :thankyou:Val and Mea, I am really loving creating this one. I think it is the one piece I feel most passionate about.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on May 17, 2017, 05:51:22 AM

Today I tackled the projection room, most of which is completed. The painting is a lot quicker than the burning. Now for me the trick is to get my next board made and the next scetch done, so that I can carry on or it can take me up to a week to get started again.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 17, 2017, 07:06:14 AM
Zilpa,

This is amazingly good!  So realistic.

Absolutely your best work yet.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: TeresaM on May 17, 2017, 07:55:19 AM
 :clap:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on May 19, 2017, 03:23:49 PM
Magnificent job Zilpa  O0    I'll bet you're not half as thrilled as I am!  :heeha:     :yippee:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Annie. on May 27, 2017, 01:35:18 PM
Wonderful!  Love your work and the warm feeling the wood give to your painting.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Danielle123 on May 30, 2017, 12:09:50 AM
Zilpa this is fabulous. .....
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on May 30, 2017, 03:54:06 PM
 :thankyou: Mea, Teresa, Val, Annie and Dannielle. This is taking longer than I thought, but then again I am also busy painting the interior of the hall, before installing the hanging system. We are aiming to open around spring, which is around September.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on May 30, 2017, 04:03:45 PM

The foreground is nearly done, then the fence and trees to go.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 30, 2017, 04:54:32 PM
Fantastic.  Such incredible detail, Zilpa.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Happychappy on May 30, 2017, 08:27:00 PM
Zilpa, I am lost for words.  Your work is outstanding to say the least.  I am totally amazed at what you do.  Just fantastic.


Patricia
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on May 30, 2017, 10:55:54 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia, I am glad you like it. The foreground and background is giving me more grief than the actual building.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on May 31, 2017, 10:08:13 PM
Zilpa to look at this you'd never know there was a problem.  O0 Almost there.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Win on May 31, 2017, 10:32:44 PM
Wow  :heeha: Zilpa this is incredibly good.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on May 31, 2017, 11:47:35 PM
 :thankyou: Val and Win.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on June 02, 2017, 01:35:40 PM

I have one more session to go. Just the dark part of the trees. I have done the tops but I think they will show up more when the darks are in place. Tommorrow I will be helping out painting the real building on the inside. The smell of house paint brings memories of my dad back to me, as he was a painter decorator. I am even using his rollers and brushes.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 02, 2017, 04:02:00 PM
Zilpa

It has been exciting to watch this develop.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on June 02, 2017, 11:39:26 PM
 :thankyou: Mea, I am glad you enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on June 04, 2017, 07:13:28 AM
I have finally finished.
I hope this was not too repetitive for you.

Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 04, 2017, 04:07:21 PM
Zilpa,

Watching this come alive has been exciting.  This is an incredible piece.  I'm sure that the perfect person will snap it up quickly.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on June 04, 2017, 06:30:41 PM
 :thankyou: Mea, the owners of the building came and saw it yesterday, They loved it,

Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 04, 2017, 09:17:49 PM
Great - That should definitely get folks talking about it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Win on June 04, 2017, 11:09:02 PM
Its been lovely watching your progress with this wonderful piece of art. and the finished product is amazing.  :smitten:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on June 04, 2017, 11:31:07 PM
 :thankyou: Win.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Cath on June 15, 2017, 03:54:08 PM
Wow, really impressive!  It was good being able to watch as you progressed.   :congrats:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on June 18, 2017, 03:44:53 AM
 :thankyou: Cath, I am glad you like it.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on June 30, 2017, 05:45:43 AM

Hi all, sorry I have not been around lately, but with painting walls in the hall and getting it all ready for my gallery opening plus getting my own paintings done, I have not had time to scratch myself. We have finally set a definate opening for the second weekend in August. It is when the next wine festival is on in town so it all works out nicely. When we finish painting we have the picture rails to do and the lighting. This painting is one I am working on at the moment. With pyrowax I combine what I have learnt here from the drawing classes using heat instead of graphite, and what I have learnt in the oil, acrylic and water colour classes using the encaustic paint.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on June 30, 2017, 10:32:55 AM
Looks like another winner in the making Zilpa! Congratulations on setting the date, best of luck, I'm sure it will be a smashing success.  :gl2:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on June 30, 2017, 11:20:22 AM
Thank you Val, I am looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Happychappy on June 30, 2017, 01:44:14 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Wow, Zilpa your wine glass looks so very realistic and I love it. I love with wooden table too. Gosh, you are doing outstanding work and it is wonderful to see what you are doing.  Best of luck with your gallery opening.  :gl2:


Patricia
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on June 30, 2017, 05:53:19 PM
Thank you Patricia, I am so looking forward to be able to wear something that is not covered in paint.



Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on July 03, 2017, 04:36:04 AM


I got brave today and tackled more of the glass.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: dennis on July 03, 2017, 07:39:49 AM
Looking good  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on July 06, 2017, 09:35:32 AM
 :thankyou:Dennis, i have finished it today.
I am calling it A Shade Of Red.


Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: EmmaLee on July 06, 2017, 12:14:25 PM
This is great! I love it.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on July 06, 2017, 04:03:35 PM
 :thankyou: EmmaLee. I am glad you like it.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on July 06, 2017, 08:07:40 PM
The photo is a bit blurred.... but then that's nothing unusual for me!  ;)   Looks fabulous Zilpa. Your work with the wax just astounds me!  :heeha:     :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Win on July 06, 2017, 08:14:02 PM
I know nothing about this medium so I can only go by what I see, and it looks good to me  O0
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on July 06, 2017, 09:17:26 PM
 :thankyou: Val and Win, sorry about the blurry shot. I should remember to run the photos past the pc before posting it from the iPad.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 06, 2017, 09:24:13 PM
Love the perspective as well as the painting! I, too, know nothing about Encaustic Art - but I do know how to spot a great painting of a wine glass!!
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa 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.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa 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.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Annie. 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. 👏
 
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long 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.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val 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:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa 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.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa 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.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 16, 2017, 12:11:04 AM
Zilpa,

This will be an incredible treasure when it is done.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on September 16, 2017, 08:32:51 AM
 :thankyou: Mea, there are a lot of people waiting for this one to be finished.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Win on September 16, 2017, 10:03:57 AM
Its looking good so far, looking forward o seeing it finished  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa 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.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val 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...  ;)
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa 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


Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val 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. 
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa 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.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on September 28, 2017, 01:22:23 PM
Sounds wonderful Zilpa, I think you have all the basics covered! I wonder if I'll ever be that prolific, three minutes!  :crazy2: I can barely rough sketch a small outline in that time.... and most certainly not saleable!  :tongue:     :2funny:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 28, 2017, 02:46:34 PM
Zilpa,

So happy to see that all your hard work is paying off.  So exciting to hear such positive news.

aloha

mea
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Post by: dennis on September 29, 2017, 02:10:23 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on November 23, 2017, 03:27:56 PM

Here is one I call Steps & Stones. It is nearly finished. I will be getting this one framed without glass. I am having warping issues so have decided to save myself the hastle, instead of making boards, i will just get them framed. that will save me a lot of time and heartache. I have glued in some more supports on my big church picture, so all being well, I will start painting that tomorrow.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 23, 2017, 05:05:24 PM
Zilpa,

I love this.  The bricks and wood grain look so real!!

You do such incredible work.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Val on November 24, 2017, 06:32:14 AM
Zilpa, the amount of detail and accuracy you create in your work is astounding. Another banner piece.
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Post by: Zilpa on November 24, 2017, 09:09:43 AM
 :thankyou: Mea and Val. I finished tis one and have started painting the church.
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Post by: Val on November 24, 2017, 11:33:55 AM
Will look forward to seeing the progression.  :gl2:
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Post by: TeresaM on November 26, 2017, 10:48:08 AM
Looks like your heading towards another fantastic piece of work. Your talent inthis styleof artwork is outstanding  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Win on November 26, 2017, 11:37:44 AM
Amazing work.  :smitten:
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Post by: Zilpa on December 09, 2017, 09:18:09 AM


Another big one on the way. This has taken 80 hours so far. I have been asked to hang the other in a specific art show around Easter time, so this will replace the old building one. I have a chance of winning $5000 with that, so fingers crossed.
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Post by: Win on December 11, 2017, 10:43:52 PM
Wow thats fabulous  :smitten:......shall cross my fingers for you but Im sure its not needed  :gl:
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Post by: Zilpa on December 13, 2017, 09:38:28 AM
 :thankyou: Win, some public recognition would go a long way. One can only keep trying.

 
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Post by: Val on December 13, 2017, 11:12:49 PM
With work like this it will be impossible not to attain recognition. This is going to be yet another masterpiece.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Cath on December 30, 2017, 11:26:13 PM
Your work is amazing Zilpa.  Definitely keeping fingers crossed for you.
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Post by: Zilpa on January 02, 2018, 07:03:24 AM
 :thankyou: Val and Cath. Happy New Year every one. I finished the old year with a sale and had one the next day in the new year as well.  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: Zilpa on January 02, 2018, 07:11:12 AM

I have finally finished it.
As Above, So Below
48" x 30"
Pyrowax on wood
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Post by: Val on January 02, 2018, 04:35:24 PM
WOW!!!  :heeha: That is brilliant Zilpa. I don't know that I would be brave enough to attempt those reflections in the calm water. Mirror image! Brilliant execution. I need another word here..... Banner! Banner job!  O0     :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 02, 2018, 05:02:47 PM
Zilpa

As always you delight us with your creativity and attention to detail. 

The glass-like look of the reflection on the still water is incredible.

You are the encaustic master!!!

aloha

mea
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 02, 2018, 05:03:45 PM
What a great way to end/start a year!!

Congratulations, Zilpa.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on January 02, 2018, 11:21:01 PM
 :thankyou: Val and Mea, I must say, those moments throughout the painting process, where you think it is going all wrong and in the end it turns out, were a real nightmare for me in this one. Today I am starting on a smaller one 16"x 20". I am thinking a landscape looking through an old window. If it works, I might do it as a large one next.
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Post by: Cath on January 02, 2018, 11:55:58 PM
You stand high in my esteem doing such amazing work with encaustics, Zilpa.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :flowers:

Your next project sounds really interesting.
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on January 02, 2018, 11:57:59 PM
WOW - those reflections are remarkable!! As is the painting! And I know that feeling well about a painting that's going wrong and then it turns out all right at the finale - lots of stomach aches along the way. But it's all worth it when it's done. Can't wait to see your next one!
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Post by: Happychappy on January 03, 2018, 08:35:42 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Wow, Zilpa, you are amazing with your Encaustic Art.  It boggles my mind and I so admire your work.  Great job with the reflections ... absolutely fantastic.


Patricia
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Post by: Zilpa on January 04, 2018, 05:25:15 AM
 :thankyou: Cath, Patricia and Sharon, I am glad you like it.
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Post by: Zilpa on January 07, 2018, 08:50:37 AM

I decided to try my pyrowax on paper. So this is my first burning on paper. I was surprised that it actually takes longer than burning on wood.


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Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 07, 2018, 05:32:06 PM
Zilpa,

Looking good, but what kind of paper did you use?You are so daring; I admire that in you.

aloha

mea

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Post by: Zilpa on January 07, 2018, 05:45:53 PM
 :thankyou: Mea, I am just using some paper out of a cheap sketch pad. By memory it is about 150 gsm. Now I see how it works I will use good paper next time. If  or when I do it again.
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Post by: Val on January 07, 2018, 11:58:26 PM
  :clap: Good on you Zilpa!  I'd have most likely burnt the house down!  :eek:
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Post by: Bill76434 on January 08, 2018, 07:48:51 AM
Zilpa, I find your work wonderfully fascinating  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on January 08, 2018, 07:57:59 PM
 :thankyou: Val and Bill. I love experimenting and challenging myself.
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Post by: TeresaM on January 09, 2018, 10:28:00 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: another masterpiece on the way
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Post by: Zilpa on January 12, 2018, 04:49:59 PM
 :thankyou: Teresa. I am glad you like it.
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Post by: Val on January 12, 2018, 08:13:30 PM
Love your new avatar Zilpa.  O0
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Post by: Zilpa on January 13, 2018, 12:24:37 PM
 :thankyou: Val.
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Post by: Zilpa on January 13, 2018, 12:30:39 PM
I have gone back to wood. I did not like the smell of the paper burning. So I have redrawn my picture on a 20 x 16 ply board. It is still a work in progress but hope to finish it tomorrow. This is from a photo taken by me, and I used the grid method to transfer it.
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Post by: Val on January 13, 2018, 01:40:30 PM
Zilpa, i would love to be a bird on your shoulder and watch you create your works. Such an amazing treat that would be!  :heeha:

 :eek: Not like a vulture or anything.... just a little one.  ;)        ;D
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 13, 2018, 04:03:43 PM
Zilpa,

Looking forward to the finished product.  Has a lot of promise even at this stage.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on January 13, 2018, 08:05:06 PM
 :thankyou: Val and Mea, Val I will need to set up time lapse photography. I am thinking of getting one of those little cammeras that strap onto the forehead. Might look a bit funny to the customer walking into the gallery though.
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Post by: Zilpa on January 15, 2018, 08:13:50 PM
I am just working on the walls now.

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Post by: TeresaM on January 17, 2018, 12:01:22 AM
Great work so far you do have a steady hand :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on January 17, 2018, 10:22:32 PM
Chaise Longue
20 x 16
Pyrowax

This one took 21 hours. I have got into a routine now. The gallery is open 5 hours a day.i make sure I am creating four of those hours. I used to stop work when people walked in and tried too hard to be the gracious hostess. :2funny: Now I say hi but keep working while trying to assess if they are customers worth stopping for, or just lookers. It works, because they ask more questions about what I am actually doing and are happy because I gave them attention in a more meaningful way, rather than a sales person. I Still do the card demos, but only to those I think are interested and of course to all children.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 17, 2018, 11:00:29 PM
Zilpa

Again, you amaze me.  Having had that one minor adventure with encaustics, I have great respect that you have ardently pursued this medium.

The visitors to your studio must be intrigued by seeing something that very few people do.

I love telling my friends about "Zilpa, my friend, the encaustic painter."  Always good for another glass of wine to hear all about it.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Val on January 17, 2018, 11:49:40 PM
That sounds like a winning formula Zilpa.  O0   I love the colours you are bringing into this. So looking forward to seeing the end result.  O0
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Post by: Annie. on January 20, 2018, 04:38:00 AM
I love la chaise longue... what a luxurious relaxing feeling. Looking forward to see it finished.

When I first read the sentence about burning paper, I thought... she is going to set up a fire.

Somehow I feel that given the same effort, one would go for the wood.  It is stronger, sturdier, warmer, more lasting, and definitively richer. Wood smells nice and is nice to touch.  I think working on wood makes your art all the most special and unique.

I love what you do.  :flowers:
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Post by: Zilpa on January 21, 2018, 04:52:47 AM
 :thankyou: Val, Mea and Annie. That was the finished product lol. Yes Annie I agree, I much prefer wood, but I had to try it. I am working on another project of an old cottage in town here. I captured it with my phone on the dog walk yesterday at sunrise. I need to get out more and find new subjects as I have a huge board waiting for me. It is approx. 76 x 48. I am a bit overwhelmed by the thought of it, but then I normally am until I make the first burn.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 21, 2018, 05:01:08 AM
Wow, that's BIG, Zilpa.  You go, girl!

aloha

mea
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Post by: Val on January 21, 2018, 03:48:32 PM
 :eek: Brave woman! Will you use it for the old cottage at sunrise? By that would be grand!  :heeha:    :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
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Post by: Zilpa on January 21, 2018, 11:01:51 PM
 :thankyou: Mea and Val. The cottage is on a 20 x 16 board. I am on the hunt for a subject for the big one. I might even have to combine a few photos to find it.
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Post by: Val on January 22, 2018, 04:30:22 PM
That's ok Zilpa.... 20"x16" is plenty big enough for me!   ;D
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Post by: Zilpa on January 24, 2018, 07:28:46 AM

I took a photo of this on my dog walk. These days I seem to do most of my transfers using the grid method rather than tracing. It saves on ink and paper.

I am making the most of the cooler temperatures. I will not be opening this weekend, we have 40C plus coming up.
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Post by: TeresaM on January 24, 2018, 08:53:23 AM
Looks like another good one on the way  :clap:
Just read your comment about 40c plus, so am I right in thinking your an Aussie too  :smitten:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 24, 2018, 04:37:03 PM
Zilpa

Looks like the start of another good one.

aloha

mea
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Post by: nolan on January 24, 2018, 07:51:39 PM
your encaustic has grown by leaps and bounds, you really are doing fabulous work now :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Happychappy on January 25, 2018, 01:45:50 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Great work Zilpa.   Patricia
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Post by: Zilpa on January 28, 2018, 07:51:43 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia, Nolan, Mea and Teresa. Yes I am a Dutch born Aussie, Teresa. I am in Langhorne Creek, South Australia.
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Post by: TeresaM on January 29, 2018, 03:42:09 AM
Oh Zilpa I love South Australia, but  I don't envy you in summer time, the hot weather  :sweat: there would be unbearable for me. 
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Post by: Zilpa on January 31, 2018, 05:59:19 AM
I am naming this Painters Cottage because it actually belongs to the local painter. I hope to finish burning this week and colour next week. The grass is taking the longest.
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Post by: TeresaM on January 31, 2018, 09:37:03 AM
Another beauty, plus doing this technique in the Australian summer must make it twice as hard.  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on January 31, 2018, 10:06:02 AM
 :thankyou: Teresa It is not too bad at the moment, it was a cool day today. The weather is all topsy tervey at the moment. It is the humidity that we are having that does me in. That is new here in SA. It has always been a dry heat which iseasier to cope with. If it is too hot, I draw and plan my next one.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 31, 2018, 03:22:04 PM
Oh, Zilpa, this is going to be another good one.  It's great that it is an identifiable property in the community.

aloha

mea
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Post by: nolan on January 31, 2018, 08:05:01 PM
fabulous :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

How many hours in are you so far?
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Post by: Happychappy on February 01, 2018, 12:55:13 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Zilpa, you are doing amazing work.   Patricia
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Post by: Zilpa on February 01, 2018, 02:58:36 AM
Thank you Mea and Nolan. So far including drawing it has taken 12 hours Nolan. These 20 x 16 generally take around 20 hours. This one being more detailed, I am guessing it will take 30 hours.
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Post by: Zilpa on February 02, 2018, 06:55:00 AM
I have finished burning ans started painting. The sky is complete.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 02, 2018, 04:06:00 PM
Zilpa,

Looking really good.  Gonna be a winner!

aloha

mea
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Post by: TeresaM on February 03, 2018, 01:43:36 AM
Great work  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on February 03, 2018, 06:50:26 AM
 :thankyou:Mea and Teresa. I am having a lot of fun with this one.
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Post by: Zilpa on February 04, 2018, 03:58:41 AM
24 hours and counting.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 04, 2018, 04:24:03 AM
Those trees behind the building look so real, Zilpa!

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on February 05, 2018, 01:02:23 PM
 :thankyou: Mea, trees are what I am least confident in, but I feel I am getting there.

Here is what Iam up to now.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 05, 2018, 05:04:09 PM
Zilpa

Really great progress.  Love seeing each step.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on February 05, 2018, 05:34:42 PM
 :thankyou:Mea.
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Post by: Happychappy on February 06, 2018, 12:14:44 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Beautiful work Zilpa.    Patricia
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Post by: Zilpa on February 06, 2018, 03:16:41 AM
 :thankyou: Patricia, I am glad you like it.
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Post by: Val on February 07, 2018, 09:18:16 PM
 :heeha:   What I have been missing!!! By the colours on the front wall I'd have to take a bet it is indeed a painter's house!  ;D

This is going to be an absolute stunner.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on February 08, 2018, 04:49:49 AM
It really is Val, he is the local house painter.
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Post by: Zilpa on February 08, 2018, 04:52:21 AM
Painters Cottage all finished. Outside edges painted. I have just the label to print tonight and up it goes.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 08, 2018, 05:00:27 AM
Wow, Zilpa. great job.  Hope it sells right away.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on February 08, 2018, 05:21:19 AM
 :thankyou: Mea, that would be good.
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Post by: nolan on February 12, 2018, 07:58:19 PM
looks great :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: Zilpa on February 13, 2018, 05:22:28 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan.
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Post by: TeresaM on February 13, 2018, 12:49:18 PM
Fantastic i love the colours of the setting sun on the cottage  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on February 14, 2018, 10:00:17 PM
This is a card I did yesterday demonstrating how to work with layers of colour.
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Post by: Zilpa on February 14, 2018, 10:46:49 PM
This is one ofmy small paintings I did yesterday, from a photo I took on one of my walks. I do the small ones while I wait for inspiration for my big paintings. The small ones are only approximately 4x6 but sell for $60 each. The tourists like them because they small enough to pack into their hand luggage. I get quiet a few overseas people travelling around Australia in campervans.
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Post by: Val on February 14, 2018, 11:21:06 PM
 :heeha: The depth created in the first one is bloody incredible!!! I think it's positively brilliant Zilpa, I really do!  O0     :congrats:

I like the second one as well.... but the first... would have knocked my socks off if I had any!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 15, 2018, 12:31:13 AM
Zilpa,

Both of these new works continue to highlight your incredible skills and attention to detail.

I am going to add a trip to your studio on my bucket list!  Put not before a trip to the Paint Basket studio!!

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on February 15, 2018, 10:44:54 AM
 :thankyou: Val and Mea. Val they are a lot of fun to do. I do not have a lot of control as to how they turn out, there are a lot of happy accidents as there are in watercolour. Mea I would love to see you in my gallery.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 16, 2018, 12:45:31 AM
Me, too, Zilpa.  Me, too.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Val on February 16, 2018, 01:27:44 PM
Came back for another boo, this reminds me of some of the reefs I have swum and the many tiny life forms residing there. There is a message coming your way.  :smitten:

(http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action-media;sa=media;in=29049;preview)
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Post by: Cath on February 19, 2018, 08:55:18 AM
Zilpa, I just love the Painter's Cottage!!!
It gave me the feeling that I was standing there looking at the building itself!!  :smitten:
The practice piece is interesting, and the small picture transports me back to childhood adventures!  8)
Great work!  :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on February 22, 2018, 08:20:48 AM
 :thankyou: Cathy, I am glad you like it.
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Post by: Zilpa on February 23, 2018, 07:40:24 AM

This is my first portrait in pyrowax. It is 6 x 4 of my biggest fan Rachel. The little girl who wants to be as good as me. I still need some more practice on portraits, but I am happy with my effort.
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Post by: Happychappy on February 23, 2018, 12:52:14 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Excellent Zilpa.     Patricia
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Post by: Zilpa on February 23, 2018, 02:49:29 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia, I am working on getting the burning smoother.
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Post by: Val on February 23, 2018, 02:56:32 PM
Excellent first go Zilpa, you should be pleased.... I'd be over the moon!  :yippee:     :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on February 23, 2018, 03:03:07 PM
 :thankyou: Val. I am, I am going to gift it to the family, as they are good enough to let me use their hall, at no cost to me, except for public liability insurance. I hope they like it, as they have no idea that I have done it.
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Post by: Val on February 23, 2018, 03:06:00 PM
 :heeha:   Nothing like surprising someone! Especially with something as special as this.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on February 23, 2018, 03:16:10 PM
 :thankyou: Val.
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Post by: Zilpa on March 11, 2018, 07:22:38 PM
Here is the latest piece I am working on. It is the beautiful old side door of my gallery. This is on birch ply rather than the pine I was using.
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Post by: TeresaM on March 11, 2018, 08:39:06 PM
This is going to be another great one. Great start.
Sorry I  missed the portrait posted earlier. It's  very good. You have a steady hand.
With paint we can cover up our mistakes but with burning you can't do that.     
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Post by: Zilpa on March 11, 2018, 09:31:24 PM
 :thankyou: Teresa, that is true, if the mistake is not in the dark burnt area, I can scrape it with a razor blade otherwise I disguise it when I paint it with the wax. Nine times out of ten I ignore any mistakes and dont notice it when I have finished burning the whole picture. If it is still obvious then I try to hide it but that rarely happens.
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Post by: Happychappy on March 12, 2018, 12:17:05 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Wow, Zilpa, your latest project of the side door is absolutely phenomenal so far.  You are excellent.


Patricia
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Post by: Zilpa on March 12, 2018, 03:28:19 AM
 :thankyou: Patricia, I have managed to finish the stone work, so far, including the drawing, this has taken 24 hours.

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Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 12, 2018, 04:53:44 AM
Zilpa,

I too missed the portrait of Rachel.  Lucky young lady to be mentored by you.

The old doorway is coming along well.  Always love it when you share the phases of your work.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on March 12, 2018, 05:24:13 AM
 :thankyou: Mea, I am glad you like my process shots. Let me know if I put too many up, I always worry that I might be seen as spamming.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 12, 2018, 07:43:48 AM
Zilpa, heehee - you are no spammer.  We love watching your progress!

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on March 12, 2018, 01:29:30 PM
 :thankyou: Mea. :)
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Post by: Cath on March 13, 2018, 01:08:08 PM
Zilpa, seeing strp-by-step stages is encouraging.
 :)
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Post by: Zilpa on March 14, 2018, 02:42:49 AM
 :thankyou: Cathy. Here is the next stage. I hope to finish burning the door today.
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Post by: Val on March 14, 2018, 08:36:25 PM
 :heeha: Wow! Miss a few days and look at this!!! I love old doorways and used to go round looking for old doorways to draw... I was actually reprimanded once by an officer of the law for 'skulking' in doorways!  :eek: Imagine..... ME....skulking?!   :2funny:

So looking forward to this one. Excellent so far.  O0     :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on March 15, 2018, 05:32:35 AM
That would have been scary Val.  :2funny:
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Post by: Zilpa on March 15, 2018, 05:34:02 AM
Ok here we go this has taken 30 hours already, that is hoe long my others this size normally take all up.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 15, 2018, 06:11:36 AM
Zilpa,

You remind me of the saying, "Slow and steady wins the race."  It is just amazing to watch your pieces come together.

Keep at it.  Another beautiful work of art is close at hand.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Val on March 15, 2018, 09:06:00 AM
This is remarkable in its own right Zilpa even without the wax!  :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Post by: Zilpa on March 15, 2018, 09:41:50 AM
 :thankyou:Mea, I just keep on plodding along. I gave a volunteer in an opp shop my business card today, as it turns out she runs the local paper and is going to come out and do an article on me and my gallery.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on March 15, 2018, 09:44:37 AM
 :thankyou: Val. I get told to leave my paintings as they are when I finish painting them a lot, but then I would only be having half the fun. :2funny:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Happychappy on March 15, 2018, 08:56:26 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Absolutely beautiful Zilpa.    Patricia
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Post by: TeresaM on March 15, 2018, 11:13:40 PM
This is beautiful. :yippee:
Hope all goes well with your interview and it brings you lots of commissions if that's what you want. 
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on March 16, 2018, 12:35:55 AM
Well, we always have to go with the fun then, right?  ^-^      :2funny:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on March 16, 2018, 09:41:39 AM
 :thankyou: Patricia and Teresa. Hopefully the article will get more people interested in what I do. I dont do commissions, as the stress of that would paralize me. Yes it is all about the fun Val.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on March 16, 2018, 09:46:21 AM
 
I have started painting. This part goes a lot quicker than the burning.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on March 16, 2018, 07:54:11 PM
 :heeha: The brick work is coming on famously.  O0     :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on March 17, 2018, 02:38:20 AM
Thank you Val. I will be starting on the stone work after lunch.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on March 17, 2018, 02:19:03 PM
 :yippee:    This is great!!! If we get ourselves settled on land....  :heeha: who knows, might just have to have a go at this!   >:D Trouble in the making!  :2funny:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 17, 2018, 04:57:20 PM
Val,

These hints are killing me.  When is the big announcement day?

Sorry, Zilpa, for going off topic.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on March 17, 2018, 07:39:43 PM
 :stress:   Soon Mea.  ;)
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on March 18, 2018, 05:19:00 AM
Yes Val you will have to give it a go. Here is the next stage. Only the door to go now, but that will have to wait till Wednesday, when I open up again. I have had quiet an audience today. People love to watch me work. I am getting used to that now. It does not bother me.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on March 18, 2018, 10:20:48 AM
It took me awhile to get used to going for a bob about in the dinghy to sketch, and a cayuga filled with children would paddle out to watch and see what I was doing. Didn't get much sketching done but we had fun.  ;D

Still not very good with the crowds on the street though.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on March 24, 2018, 07:56:50 PM
I have decided to name it, The Doors
It is complete and too 40 hours from start to finish. That includes the original drawing and painting the sides of the wood.


Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on March 24, 2018, 08:12:47 PM
Fantastic Zilpa.... makes me curious to see the rest of the building.   :whistle:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 24, 2018, 08:32:46 PM
Zilpa,

Another great work of art.  Definitely shows that you put hours of work into it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on March 24, 2018, 08:55:40 PM
 :thankyou: Mea and Val. You have seen the rest of it Val, the Oddfellows Hall I painted earlier. Here it is again. You can see the doors over the fence.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Bill76434 on March 25, 2018, 06:12:06 AM
Such marvelous detail in your paintings Zilpa.  :painting:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on March 25, 2018, 10:20:23 AM
 :thankyou: Bill, I am glad you like them.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on March 25, 2018, 10:36:47 AM
Here is one of a promotional shot,I took for the owners of the gallery. They are farmers selling their veg in boxes internationally. I started work on this one today, these are small ones that I sell on a regular basis. I tend to do these in between my bigger projexts, while I wait for inspiration to hit me.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on March 25, 2018, 12:20:46 PM
Blow me  :doh: I never linked the two! I have a rather serious problem with short term memory... it's nonexistent. Not all bad, at least I don't get upset if I have to do things twice!  ;)     :2funny:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Cath on March 25, 2018, 12:58:53 PM
A huge "like" for the doors, Zilpa!
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Post by: Zilpa on March 27, 2018, 02:26:02 AM
 :thankyou: Cathy, Val at least you will never get bored.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: TeresaM on March 27, 2018, 07:49:45 AM
Oh my you do amaze us with your work. :clap:  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on March 27, 2018, 09:03:16 AM
 :thankyou: Teresa, I am glad you like it.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on March 28, 2018, 09:14:06 PM
This llittle one is finished. It is laying on the old stage floor as that is where I take mostof my work photos. In this case I did not crop it because I liked the effect of the background.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on March 28, 2018, 10:41:07 PM
Looks great there.... could be the bottom of an old crate! I'll never tell.  :-X
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Happychappy on March 29, 2018, 12:17:47 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Zilpa, you are doing some lovely work and it is wonderful to view what you have done.   Patricia
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: TeresaM on March 29, 2018, 12:32:27 AM
Another good painting. So much texture on the fruit and veg  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on April 08, 2018, 02:20:23 AM
This series is complete and hanging.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on April 08, 2018, 02:44:07 AM
These look brilliant Zilpa, banner job.
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Post by: Zilpa on April 08, 2018, 03:14:48 AM
 :thankyou: Val, the next series I want to do will be wine related, as this is a wine producing town.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 08, 2018, 06:27:24 AM
Great work, Zilpa.

Looking forward to the wine theme.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on April 08, 2018, 06:36:30 AM
 :thankyou: Mea.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: TeresaM on April 09, 2018, 12:05:43 AM
Wow where do you get all your energy from to do all these and others. They are excellent  :clap: :clap: :clap:
I get so tried and get a sore back when I  paint.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Bill76434 on April 09, 2018, 12:21:56 AM
You are an inspiration
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Post by: Zilpa on April 15, 2018, 01:29:13 PM
 :thankyou:Teresa and Bill, I am happy toinspire. Teresa I always stand when, I work as my bench is at a comfotable hight to work at. I have done this ever since Ifound out that sitting to work is as bad for you as smoking is. I get a lot of breaks as people come in to see my work. I do not always stop it depends on how interesting I find the people. I have had my best week this week, I have made a sale on every day I was open. That is a first for me. Today I got a real buzz. A couple that came in a month ago came back to invite me as a guest artist at their art association art workshop day to do demonstrations with my iron and wax and sell my work while I am there as well as getting paid to be there. They are also wanting me to run actual workshops in the future at their centre. As it is out of town for me they will do all the advertising to fill the sessions.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on May 07, 2018, 09:15:07 PM
This is a commision piece for the family that owns the gallery building. They will keep the painting in the gallery and do a print for the grandparents.

Some more news.
We have won a council award for the Change Of Use In A Herritage Building.
I have also just had my first major breakthrough. My best weekend yet. I sold two of my major paintings face to face. I was really thrilled to close the deals.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 07, 2018, 09:51:33 PM
Wow, Zilpa.  So much good news lately.  So happy for you.

That painting will be a treasure for the family.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Happychappy on May 09, 2018, 12:49:45 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Congratulations Zilpa.  Exciting news in selling two of your major paintings.   :yippee:


Patricia
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on May 11, 2018, 01:48:42 PM
 :thankyou:Mea and Patricia. It has been very exiting.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on May 11, 2018, 09:23:00 PM
I decided to burn a frame in as well.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 12, 2018, 12:04:41 AM
How clever to burn its own frame, Zilpa.

What a treasure for this family.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Happychappy on May 12, 2018, 12:09:36 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Fantastic Zilpa.  You are really amazing.    Patricia
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on May 16, 2018, 10:14:29 AM
I have missed the excitement!   :heeha:   Congratulations all round Zilpa!!!  :yippee:    :congrats:     :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on May 17, 2018, 07:22:57 AM
 :thankyou: Mea, Patricia and Val. I have also registered for the South Australian Living Artist Festival. I am looking forward to getting the posters for that one. It runs for the whole month of August 7 days a week. I think I may take a holiday after that stint. :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on May 17, 2018, 11:17:17 PM
I should think so too!  :sweat:   Mind you don't burn yourself out.... but such great fun, what a way to go!   :yippee:        :2funny:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on May 18, 2018, 06:32:30 AM
Val I am extremely lucky to have a very supportive partner, who lives in the unit next door. He cooks all the meals so that I can come home and chill. He also said that during SALA if I need a break he would come and sit for me. What more can a girl ask for?
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on May 18, 2018, 01:07:06 PM
That's brilliant Zilpa, but then I wouldn't expect less for our shooting star artist!  ;) Extra hugs to your wonderful partner for all the care and support he bestows upon you. Let him know how proud we all are of our Zilpa.  :hug:   

 :sneaky: Now go paint!  :painting:         :yippee:          :2funny:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Danielle123 on May 25, 2018, 02:25:50 PM
Zilpa your encaustic paintings are great. 
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on May 27, 2018, 05:06:02 PM
 :thankyou: Val and Danielle.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on June 06, 2018, 08:17:30 AM

Only a couple of sessions to go.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Happychappy on June 06, 2018, 12:11:24 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Absolutely fantastic Zilpa.    Patricia
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: njnjgirl on June 06, 2018, 12:54:09 PM
Just caught up with this thread and this is so exciting to read!  Good luck with your art!  You are inspiring! :gl2:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on June 06, 2018, 03:44:30 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia and Mary Lou, I am really enjoying the challenge of this one.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on June 08, 2018, 07:36:18 AM
Finally finished.



Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 08, 2018, 03:41:58 PM
Another treasure, Zilpa.  I am in awe of the detail you put into these pieces.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on June 08, 2018, 04:55:05 PM
 :thankyou: Mea, i had a lot of fun with this as it was by far my most challenging yet. I had not done machinery or people with any great confidence.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Happychappy on June 08, 2018, 07:48:29 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Zilpa, you are a natural!!! Your work is excellent.   Patricia
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on June 08, 2018, 09:06:14 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia, I am glad you like it. It is something I work on every day, but can still impove on a lot. In this painting for example, I had burnt in the frame. When the painting was finished the frame was way too dark and the picture was totally lost in it. Then I thought I would turn it into a white wood frame by painting it in and it did the same thing to the painting but in the opposite direction. So I toned it down by incorporating brown wax, which toned it down. Now I can live with it.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: dennis on June 09, 2018, 06:37:31 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on June 09, 2018, 07:35:44 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on June 14, 2018, 02:17:24 PM
Here is another I am working on. This one is 20” x 16” so far it has taken 26 hours, I think I have about 4 to go.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: TeresaM on June 15, 2018, 01:33:14 AM
Well done again :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Bill76434 on June 15, 2018, 06:23:12 AM
Not only good artwork, there's a story as well. Please tell. The timber form work roadside is interesting.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on June 19, 2018, 03:59:03 AM
 :thankyou: Bill, I walk past this place on my daily dog walk. I like doing old buildings and part of, the old tank caught my interest one day so I lined the shot up to include the front corner of the house and the little side street for extra depth of field.
Here it is complete.

Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 19, 2018, 05:42:08 AM
Another incredible work, Zilpa.

You amaze me.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on June 19, 2018, 08:46:26 AM
 :thankyou: Mea.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Bill76434 on June 19, 2018, 08:55:27 AM
Not a dull moment in viewing this picture, so much to see and great detail  :painting:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: TeresaM on June 19, 2018, 09:17:34 AM
Another beauty  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: dennis on June 19, 2018, 07:00:21 PM
Excellent  :clap: :clap: :clap:                                                       
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on June 19, 2018, 09:29:55 PM
 :thankyou: Bill, Teresa and Dennis. Now to find my next subject.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on June 21, 2018, 08:43:18 AM
I sealed 45 cards today, all ready to mount on card. This is what I do between projects. I am waiting for inspiration to hit. This is the part I hate, does anyone else have this problem?
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: EmmaLee on June 21, 2018, 12:32:00 PM
Wow, your painting is so lovely. I love all the detail you put in.

Oh yes, I have went months without painting because I couldn't find inspiration, then it turned into procrastination and fear of starting a new painting. Ugh, no good.

I look forward to seeing what you do next, Zilpa!
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on June 21, 2018, 08:33:13 PM
 :thankyou: EmmaLee, I need to use my time better so that I go out and take more photos. There are plenty of old cottages in the surounding areas. I work from photos I take so it is down to me to find them.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: TeresaM on June 22, 2018, 05:27:37 AM
Wow that is alot paintings, you have been busy.  Some times when I am watching the TV and its the news or an interesting show i have my note pad ready a will take photos from the TV to keep for later paintings.  Not sure if this is legal but its an idea.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on June 22, 2018, 09:32:03 AM
Teresa that is totally not legal Sure you can do it for practice, but you can not even give it away for anyone else to hang it on their wall.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Happychappy on June 22, 2018, 07:10:48 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Zilpa, your work is outstanding and I so admire you.  Your cards, from what I could see, look magnificent.  Great job.


Patricia
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on June 22, 2018, 08:35:58 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia, they do sell well. The card takes 2 to 3 mins to paint, 30 secs to seal, about 3min to assemble and pack. The cost per card material approx $2.00 aud tops and I sell them for $12 each. I get a production line going. I seal around 30 at a time. While they are drying, I am assembling the last 30 that have dried. Drying time depends on the weather. It can take up to 2 hoursto dry.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Happychappy on June 23, 2018, 12:27:45 AM
 :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:  Zilpa, I am so happy to hear that you have such a nice, lucrative, little business going. You deserve it for all the hard work you put into it. Besides, it helps with the supplies you require to do such outstanding work.


Patricia
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on June 23, 2018, 08:23:02 AM
 :thankyou: Patricia, my aim is to be financially independantt by the end of this next financial year which starts next month.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: TeresaM on June 23, 2018, 08:57:10 AM
Thanks Zipla good to know, however I don't sell any paintings 
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Happychappy on June 23, 2018, 11:07:44 AM
Zilpa, you have set a goal which I am sure you will reach, being as hard working and dedicated as you are and I wish you every success.


Patricia
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: dennis on June 25, 2018, 09:14:21 PM
What did the A Team say? "I like it when a plan comes together!"  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on July 02, 2018, 09:52:25 PM
 I like your plan!  O0    Unfortunately for me it just takes too long to complete a drawing/painting. Now you on the other hand...  :heeha:   you work faster than a Whirling Dervish!   :D
Wishing you all the best in your future endeavours and I have no doubt that you will succeed in every one.  O0    :yippee:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on July 06, 2018, 03:44:15 AM
 :thankyou: Patricia, Dennis and Val, your kind support always encourages me to keep going. I figured if I actually posted my plan to my favourite group of fellow artists, it makes me accountable. It took me a long time to be brave enough to work out what I really want. Now I am determined that no one or no self doubt is going to stop me. I always wake up excited and say to myself “ today is the first day of the rest of my life, and it is mine to do with as I wish”.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on July 06, 2018, 03:55:54 AM

It still always amazes me how a bit of shading defines a corner.
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Post by: dennis on July 06, 2018, 05:58:45 AM
Looking very good  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on July 06, 2018, 06:30:21 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis.
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Post by: Val on July 06, 2018, 03:44:03 PM
The brickwork looks great thus far Zilpa.  O0   I can only just make out the sketch, so can't wait to see the rest!  :detective:     :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on July 06, 2018, 06:10:35 PM
 :thankyou: Val, all will be revealed soon.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on July 19, 2018, 07:44:26 AM
Here is another one I am also working on.

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Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 19, 2018, 03:17:07 PM
Zilpa,

I was away when posted the brickwork.  Glad I got to see it today.  Really nice work.

The newest WIP looks like it is going to be something in leather and fabric.  Am I right?  Go for it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on July 19, 2018, 03:22:25 PM
 :thankyou: Mea, yes it is. It is of leather gloves on the back of a motorbike.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 19, 2018, 04:00:13 PM
Oh, Zilpa, that is going to be one cool painting.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Annie. on July 22, 2018, 03:29:20 AM
I caught up on your gallery. All wonderful art.  I also lime the idea of your little cards.

Hope the business goes well, and anyone who cooks well is a keeper  :smitten:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on July 22, 2018, 07:33:43 AM
 :thankyou: Annie, yes he can stay another week. Honestly I consider myself very lucky indeed. Tea is being cooked for me as we speak.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Happychappy on July 22, 2018, 11:31:50 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Zilpa, as I have said many times before, your work is outstanding.    Patricia
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: dennis on July 22, 2018, 10:30:29 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Your work is ever improving O0
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on July 23, 2018, 11:38:12 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia and Dennis. It is what I do 5 days a week in between visitors. These days I often keep working during the visits, it really depends on the vibe I get from them. I am getting better at multi tasking. I am pretty excited, I just got a call to say that the shearing is happening tomorrow, I can take shots inside the shearing shed
so hopefully I will get some good material. 
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on August 08, 2018, 06:56:08 AM
I am getting there with this one.

Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 08, 2018, 06:58:13 AM
Wow, Zilpa, the gloves look so real.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on August 09, 2018, 03:26:32 AM
 :thankyou: Mea, I thought it was time for something a bit different.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on August 10, 2018, 05:41:23 AM
I hope to finish burning this tomorrow.

Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 10, 2018, 06:14:36 AM
I am just shaking my head wondering how you do this, Zilpa.

Just amazing!

aloha

mea

Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on August 10, 2018, 09:44:32 AM
 :thankyou: Mea, with a lot of practice. It is very much like dtawing, only instead of using a softer pencil for darkening you turn up the heat.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on August 13, 2018, 01:37:21 AM
This is brill. Love the composition.  O0      :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on August 14, 2018, 11:24:39 AM
 :thankyou: Val, I am starting to add colour tomorrow.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on August 14, 2018, 06:53:42 PM
Eggs is complete. This is on a 20” x 16” birch ply cradle board.

Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: dennis on August 14, 2018, 07:28:31 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 14, 2018, 08:03:08 PM
Fantastic work on this , Zilpa.  Love the rustic look.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 14, 2018, 08:04:08 PM
Fantastic job on this, Zilpa.  Love the rustic feel of it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Happychappy on August 15, 2018, 01:18:18 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  Another great piece Zilpa.  You are amazing.   Patricia
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on August 15, 2018, 06:22:51 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis, Mea and Patricia, I am starting to get asked about commissions, which scares and excites me at the same time.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 15, 2018, 03:39:13 PM
Zilpa,

It's always an honor to have your work valued enough to get a commissioned piece to work on, but then you might have to make something that you personally might not like.

Not always a win-win. 

I know you will think of the pros and cons and make the right decision.

Good luck.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on August 16, 2018, 08:57:46 AM
 :thankyou: Mea, i will make the decision when I see what he wants.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Happychappy on August 16, 2018, 12:23:02 PM
 :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:  Wonderful news about a pending commission Zilpa.  Anything new is both exciting and daunting but don't lose sight of the fact that you are very capable and excellent at what you do.


Patricia
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Post by: Zilpa on August 17, 2018, 08:19:33 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia, I am working on a local shearing shed  at the moment. The owner came in this week and said she will be in on a regular basis to see the progress. This is not a commissioned piece, but I have a good feeling it might be a sold piece.
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Post by: Val on August 17, 2018, 10:09:44 PM
 :yippee:       :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on August 18, 2018, 06:02:48 AM
 :thankyou: Val.
Here is my next project.

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Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 18, 2018, 06:43:51 AM
Will look forward to seeing your progress, Zilpa.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on August 18, 2018, 09:18:30 AM
 :thankyou: Mea.
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Post by: Val on August 18, 2018, 09:52:50 AM
I can only see what you have burned so far. Didn't bring my magnifier with me this trip.   :detective: I know there is a drawing there somewhere!  ;D   Nevertheless, I love being surprised by what you do each step. Looking forward to seeing the progression.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on August 18, 2018, 08:28:49 PM
 :thankyou: Val, the original drawing on this one I did using the grid method. The vocal point in this painting is going to be the shadows of the steps that go across the fron. I have not decided whether to burn them in or add them in last with the wax. I am leaning towards the latter.
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Post by: Zilpa on August 19, 2018, 09:59:49 PM
I started adding colour to this yesterday, so that I could show the many visitors I had the process of using the hot stylus painting with wax. It was a lot of fun.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 20, 2018, 12:35:08 AM
Lucky visitors to see you working, Zilpa.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on August 20, 2018, 06:35:19 AM
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I had a gut feeling this morning that I have to finish this one first. Having just read the Law Of Attraction, I thought I better listen to that little voice in my head.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 20, 2018, 06:48:03 AM
Amazing, Zilpa.  You continue to awe me!

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on August 20, 2018, 10:27:47 AM
 :thankyou: Mea, I hope to finish this one tomorrow.
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Post by: Val on August 20, 2018, 01:31:31 PM
Coming on famously! Looking forward to the end result.  O0
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Post by: Zilpa on August 20, 2018, 08:19:59 PM
 :thankyou:Val.
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Post by: Zilpa on August 21, 2018, 03:45:40 AM
There are a lot of challenges here, it is a good job Nolan taught us how to paint shiny objects.
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Post by: dennis on August 21, 2018, 04:54:38 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on August 22, 2018, 05:01:55 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis here it is complete.

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Post by: dennis on August 22, 2018, 06:23:06 AM
Excellent work  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 22, 2018, 07:02:49 AM
Oh, Zilpa, this is amazing.  The colors are so clear.

aloha

mea
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Post by: TeresaM on August 22, 2018, 07:43:15 AM
Oh Zipla I love this one. I personally think this is my favourite  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on August 22, 2018, 09:41:20 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis, Mea and Teresa, this certainly has been my most challenging so far. Then again I seem to be saying that a lot. As I like to step it up with each one I do. My favourite subjects are anything old. Because I am as far as I know the only person combining the two mediums, I do not need to stick to one subject.
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Post by: Zilpa on August 25, 2018, 06:10:31 AM
Back to the shearing shed.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 25, 2018, 03:36:13 PM
Off to a good start, Zilpa.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on August 25, 2018, 07:42:06 PM
 :thankyou: Mea.
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Post by: Zilpa on August 29, 2018, 09:01:50 AM
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Post by: Happychappy on August 29, 2018, 03:01:02 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Wow, Zilpa, your attention to detail is absolutely outstanding. Great job as always.   Patricia
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 29, 2018, 07:15:03 PM
Zilpa

It's good to see this step by step process.  Fun to watch something develop.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on August 30, 2018, 12:53:52 AM
 :thankyou: Patricia and Mea, I am glad you like it. Today I start on the background.
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Post by: Zilpa on September 01, 2018, 08:07:44 AM
I should finish burning this tomorrow, I am looking forward to adding colour.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 01, 2018, 04:36:52 PM
Looks great so far. Zilpa.  So labor intensive.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Happychappy on September 01, 2018, 11:34:10 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Looking great so far Zilpa.    Patricia
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Post by: Zilpa on September 02, 2018, 07:26:36 AM
 :thankyou: Mea and Patricia, I have started adding wax today.
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Post by: nolan on September 02, 2018, 09:30:47 PM
You have certainly found your niche with these artworks :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: Zilpa on September 03, 2018, 08:03:57 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan, it took me a few years, but I am loving it.
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Post by: nolan on September 03, 2018, 09:11:19 PM
that seems to be how art works. Those who keep at it win O0
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Post by: Zilpa on September 04, 2018, 10:00:52 AM
 :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: Annie. on September 06, 2018, 10:13:40 PM
Hi Zilpa or anyone,
Wondering if you could help me.   How do you remove the wax from your fingers (and hands)?   

The more I scrub the more the wax spreads.  I know wear gloves... but I forgot and must get those hands clean before morning.

Many thanks, Annie
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Post by: Zilpa on September 07, 2018, 07:32:37 PM
Annie, I just use warm water, soap and a nail brush. It has not been a problem for me. I don’t wear gloves. I hope this helps. Is it the wax spreading? I have not had that.
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Post by: Annie. on September 07, 2018, 08:58:10 PM
Thank you Zilpa.   It was a mix of hot cake from Enkaustikos and wax medium.  It became very gooey when I added soap and water.  In the end, I let it dry well and used sticky-tape to lift of the mess from my skin.   Took me a while.  Usually, I don't care much if there is some residue after I wash my hand, it goes away after a couple of day.

Your latest paintings are amazing.  Hope your business continues to prosper and is good to you.
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Post by: Zilpa on September 08, 2018, 06:32:39 AM
I have not tried the hot cakes so would not know.
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Post by: Zilpa on September 10, 2018, 04:15:22 AM
I have started to add colour. So far this has taken 40 hours.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 10, 2018, 06:35:43 AM
Wow, Zilpa.  It's really coming along well.  Love the depth in that alcove.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on September 10, 2018, 09:41:27 AM
 :thankyou: Mea, I hope to finish it this week, but am not rushing it. Tomorrow I am running my workshop painting with wax and the iron. That should be fun.
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Post by: Val on September 10, 2018, 10:17:45 AM
Coming on famously Zilpa. O0

Enjoy the workshop.... would love to be the fly on the wall.  :whistle:
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Post by: Happychappy on September 10, 2018, 04:05:19 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Beautiful Zilpa.   Patricia
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Post by: Zilpa on September 12, 2018, 03:19:42 PM
Thank you Val and Patricia.
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Post by: Zilpa on September 12, 2018, 03:25:15 PM
[Limit reached]The workshop was a roaring success. We all had so much fun. I will definately be running more workshops. This is the group showing off a few of the paintings they created.
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Post by: Happychappy on September 12, 2018, 05:03:12 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Zilpa, the group all look very happy and no doubt had a lot of fun as you said.  Great job.


Patricia
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 12, 2018, 07:19:23 PM
Zilpa,

Your class looks very happy.  That's a good sign.

aloha

mea
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Post by: dennis on September 13, 2018, 04:03:20 AM
Great group  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on September 13, 2018, 09:02:44 AM
 :thankyou: Patricia, Mea and Dennis. We had a blast.
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Post by: Zilpa on September 13, 2018, 09:10:27 AM
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The owner of the shed came in today, and is loving it. My favourite parts are the shadows.
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Post by: Val on September 13, 2018, 07:37:05 PM
 :heeha:   Looks like a banner class! So many paintings!!! Congratulations on your success  :yippee:      :clap: :clap: :clap:
You know, I have found I enjoy looking in the shadows even more than I used to. I suppose it is the depth created, and wondering what I might find in there.  :detective:       :eek:      :2funny:
The shed is coming on beautifully.  O0
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Post by: nolan on September 13, 2018, 09:29:13 PM
great class :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: Zilpa on September 14, 2018, 03:48:27 AM
 :thankyou: Val and Nolan. I am now working on running the workshops here in the gallery. I am waiting on a shipment of irons, which luckily I can buy wholesale. Making the wax blocks myself is proving to be a great little earner. Not only am I saving big dollars for myself, I already have a couple of regular customers.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 14, 2018, 06:46:44 AM
Zilpa,

So happy for you. 

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on September 14, 2018, 10:25:50 AM
 :thankyou: Mea.
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Post by: nolan on September 16, 2018, 08:17:20 PM
fantastic, now your hobby is becoming an income :cloud9:
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Post by: Zilpa on September 17, 2018, 08:02:58 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan, I will get there.
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Post by: Val on September 17, 2018, 12:03:48 PM
Congratulations Zilpa, another great enterprise underway!  :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
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Post by: Zilpa on September 18, 2018, 08:08:53 AM
 :thankyou: Val, I am enjoying it.
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Post by: Zilpa on September 19, 2018, 11:17:24 PM
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This is the next project I am also working on. I like to have several on the go so I can show the different aspects of my work when people come in and ask what Pyrowax is.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 20, 2018, 12:48:11 AM
Keep at it, Zilpa.   You must be the talk of the town.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on September 20, 2018, 03:03:43 AM
 :thankyou: Mea, I am but it is only a small town. So I have to draw outsiders in. It is slowly starting to happen and when the locals get visitors, they tend to bring them here. This is the first and only gallery here in town couple that with the fact that no one else in the world is doing what I am doing, I can’t lose. :2funny: :2funny: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 20, 2018, 03:46:56 AM
You've got a monopoly, Zilpa!!!

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on September 20, 2018, 06:04:57 AM
 :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: nolan on September 20, 2018, 08:36:35 PM
sounds good to me :heeha:
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Post by: Val on September 20, 2018, 10:19:45 PM
Sounds to me like you have all your nuts in a row.  O0   Plus! You may very well be spawning a new genre in artistic talents!  :heeha:      :congrats:
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Post by: Zilpa on September 20, 2018, 11:39:56 PM
 :thankyou: Val, the more the merrier I say.
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Post by: Val on September 21, 2018, 12:04:00 AM
 O0
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Post by: Zilpa on September 22, 2018, 06:31:28 AM
This has taken 56 hours sofar, I think I will be spot on with my estimate of 60 hours. I just have the foreground to do. And paint the outer edge.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 22, 2018, 06:54:42 AM
Fantastic progress, Zilpa

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on September 22, 2018, 07:06:12 AM
 :thankyou: Mea.
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Post by: dennis on September 22, 2018, 07:46:09 AM
Great work  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on September 22, 2018, 08:09:34 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis.
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Post by: Val on September 22, 2018, 09:09:57 AM
Great work thus far. The depth shown inside the shed is fantastic!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Bill76434 on September 23, 2018, 01:26:00 AM
I so look forward to seeing your work Zilpa.
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Post by: Zilpa on September 23, 2018, 09:44:12 PM
 :thankyou: Val and Bill, I enjoy sharing them withyou.
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Post by: Val on September 23, 2018, 10:21:47 PM
 :heeha:   I love  :smitten:   seeing them! What a team!!!   :yippee:       :2funny:
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Post by: nolan on September 24, 2018, 02:12:38 AM
looking forward to seeing the end result
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Post by: Gita on September 24, 2018, 07:34:40 PM
It looks so good. One can see the work involved. Looking forward to see the final result.  :yippee:
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Post by: Zilpa on September 26, 2018, 04:06:28 AM
I have named it Shadow Flight
It measures 24” x 36”
All up from start of drawing to hanging, it took 60 hours.

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Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 26, 2018, 04:28:40 AM
Another amazing work, Zilpa.  I am in awe of what you do.

aloha

mea
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Post by: dennis on September 26, 2018, 07:23:53 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Bill76434 on September 26, 2018, 07:30:46 AM
Well worth the wait for us Zilpa.  :painting:
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Post by: Zilpa on September 26, 2018, 10:58:01 AM
 :thankyou: Mea, Dennis and Bill.
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Post by: Happychappy on September 26, 2018, 11:12:08 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Another masterpiece Zilpa.  Thanks for posting.  Patricia
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Post by: Val on September 26, 2018, 11:54:36 AM
 :heeha: You never cease to amaze! Great job.  O0     :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on September 26, 2018, 03:13:20 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia and Val.
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Post by: nolan on September 26, 2018, 09:13:20 PM
fabulous, congrats :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on September 27, 2018, 09:59:05 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan, you have taught me well.
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Post by: Zilpa on September 27, 2018, 11:59:23 PM
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This cottage is of made of iron. The front is all that is sort of intact. So I thought I better get to it before it totally collapsed. I will do the back as well in a future painting.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 28, 2018, 05:56:25 AM
We'll be with you every step of the way on this, Zilpa.  Love watching your progress.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on September 28, 2018, 09:07:40 AM
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My two favourite times, when I start burning and when I start painting.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 28, 2018, 02:14:22 PM
Off to a good start, Zilpa.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on September 28, 2018, 07:37:40 PM
 :thankyou: Mea, this one was the most challenging to draw. My poor eraser has never worked so hard.  :2funny:
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Post by: Val on September 28, 2018, 11:47:00 PM
Any idea how old the iron cottage is? Would be interesting to know how long the iron has stood it's ground against the elements.
Great way to preserve a bit of history before it succumbs.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on September 29, 2018, 08:28:26 AM
IIf I remember rightly I think it was built in 1910 Val.
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Post by: Val on September 30, 2018, 09:27:20 PM
 :heeha: Wow! It has stood the test of time then. A testament to the workmanship/materials for it's time. Nowadays it seems anything metal rots far quicker.
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Post by: nolan on October 01, 2018, 08:46:45 PM
nice big artwork :gl2:
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Post by: Zilpa on October 02, 2018, 11:06:32 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan. I like going big, it is a lot easier to get the detail in.
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Post by: Zilpa on October 02, 2018, 11:18:04 PM
These are 2 of my grandchildren having their first go at encaustics. It is also their frst time seing it done as they are quite a distance away from me. I went there for a few days and took some supplies that I left with them to keep playing.(only when mum is watching). Shannon the girl is a budding artist and loves anything arty. Louis is into facts and figures. It will be interesting to see what they come up with.
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Post by: nolan on October 02, 2018, 11:36:11 PM
well done for encouraging them :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on October 03, 2018, 05:46:38 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan, I believe everyone should be encouraged to create in anyway possible, most of all children.
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Post by: dennis on October 03, 2018, 07:43:24 AM
I love what you are doing :clap: :flowers:
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Post by: Zilpa on October 04, 2018, 04:53:17 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis. I must admit, I do prefer to teach adults, but I do find it fun if the children are really keen.
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Post by: Zilpa on October 04, 2018, 07:28:27 AM
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10 hours so far, that includes the drawing.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on October 04, 2018, 04:14:13 PM
Off to a good start, Zilpa.

So fun to watch it develop.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on October 05, 2018, 02:52:51 AM
 :thankyou: Mea.
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Post by: nolan on October 08, 2018, 07:38:49 PM
 :gl2:
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Post by: Zilpa on October 11, 2018, 12:43:09 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan, I think I will need it with this one.
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Post by: Zilpa on October 11, 2018, 12:57:47 PM
[Limit reached]16 hours and counting.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on October 11, 2018, 03:04:49 PM
Looking good, Zilpa.  You are on a roll.

aloha

mea
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Post by: nolan on October 11, 2018, 07:35:55 PM
good texture on the roof O0
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Post by: Zilpa on October 12, 2018, 11:06:18 PM
 :thankyou: Mea and Nolan. The challenge is exhilarating.
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Post by: Zilpa on October 15, 2018, 07:39:07 AM
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Now for the porch.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on October 15, 2018, 02:27:35 PM
Zilpa,

Looking good.  Progress!

aloha

mea
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Post by: nolan on October 15, 2018, 08:07:59 PM
beautiful :heeha:
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Post by: Zilpa on October 16, 2018, 08:03:01 AM
 :thankyou: Mea and Nolan.
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Post by: Zilpa on October 31, 2018, 02:25:49 AM
I have just started to add colour. So far this has taken 40 hours.
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Post by: dennis on October 31, 2018, 05:42:32 AM
Progressing well  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on October 31, 2018, 08:15:23 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis.
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Post by: nolan on October 31, 2018, 07:31:17 PM
You could sell this without adding any colour if you wanted to :heeha:
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Post by: Zilpa on November 02, 2018, 07:22:56 PM
Yes I know Nolan, but my uniqueness is in the combination of the two, and the texture I get doing it. A lot of shows would not accept it as is because they do not see pyrography as art but as a craft. Most comments I get in the gallery, is that they have never seen texture like it with any other medium.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 03, 2018, 12:00:59 AM
Zilpa,

A small encaustic painting won BEST in SHOW at our mini show this month.  I will get a photo of it on Sunday at the reception.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on November 03, 2018, 06:38:07 AM
Sounds good Mea, encaustics has mad a comeback big time.
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Post by: Happychappy on November 03, 2018, 08:56:51 PM
Zilpa you are so good with your encaustic art and I bet you could walk off with any prize.   Patricia  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on November 04, 2018, 08:04:02 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia, I am entering a couple of pieces in a large art show which are up for selection next month.
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Post by: nolan on November 04, 2018, 09:06:12 PM
I agree that combining the two has made you unique and you should run with it. O0
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Post by: Zilpa on November 05, 2018, 08:35:08 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan, I have come across a lady in Ireland that also uses the two mediums a few days ago, but she mainly uses the encaustics as a wash with a brush and a heat gun, totally different to my method  of using only a stylus to apply the wax. People keep telling me to get a copyright on the method, but I tell them there are millions using oils, acrylics etc, and this is no different. It is the amount of time my method takes me that would turn others off of doing it.  As much as I would like to sell more art, it is not the be all and end all of my creating. For me it is about saving history of the heritage buildings in country Australia.
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Post by: dennis on November 05, 2018, 05:42:48 PM
A very noble quest  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on November 05, 2018, 07:35:14 PM
sounds great. I agree that it should not be about the money, first and foremost you must have a passion for what you are doing. The sales will then automatically come O0
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Post by: Happychappy on November 05, 2018, 09:39:27 PM
Zilpa, it is so exciting to hear that you are entering a couple of pieces in a large art show. Please keep us informed and I have no doubt that you will enjoy much success.   :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:


Patricia
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Post by: Zilpa on November 13, 2018, 08:05:27 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan, Dennis and Patricia. I have entered 3 paintings, just waiting to see if they are accepted.
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Post by: Zilpa on December 04, 2018, 02:15:50 PM
[Limit reached]I have spent way too much time on the sky, but a lot of lessons learnt along the way. The actual cottage is coming along nicely. The owner came in last week and is very excited. She even offered to let it hang in the gallery for a month with the red dot, when it is finished.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 04, 2018, 04:16:32 PM
Zilpa,

It's coming along beautifully.  How nice of the owner to let you display it for a while after it's done.

aloha

mea

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Post by: Happychappy on December 05, 2018, 01:00:25 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Absolutely beautiful Zilpa.  My word, you are just so good at what you do.    Patricia
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Post by: Zilpa on December 05, 2018, 07:06:17 PM
 :thankyou: Mea And Patricia, I am having a lot of fun with this one. It is so exciting when people come in and say “I’ve read about you.” or “I was told to come and see your work.”
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Post by: Annie. on December 10, 2018, 03:48:51 PM
:thankyou: Nolan, I have come across a lady in Ireland that also uses the two mediums a few days ago, but she mainly uses the encaustics as a wash with a brush and a heat gun, totally different to my method  of using only a stylus to apply the wax. People keep telling me to get a copyright on the method, but I tell them there are millions using oils, acrylics etc, and this is no different. It is the amount of time my method takes me that would turn others off of doing it.  As much as I would like to sell more art, it is not the be all and end all of my creating. For me it is about saving history of the heritage buildings in country Australia.

You are making history in the Art field.  Be proud and happy og your contribution... sale will come.
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Post by: Zilpa on December 10, 2018, 07:11:31 PM
 :thankyou: Annie, that is what I keep telling myself.
I am excited as all 3 pieces I have submitted to the Victor Harbor Art Show have been accepted.
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Post by: Happychappy on December 10, 2018, 08:00:36 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Great news about your three pieces being accepted into the show Zilpa.  I am so excited for you.  Please keep us informed of how well you do and I am sending positive thoughts your way.


Patricia
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Post by: Zilpa on December 11, 2018, 04:00:45 AM
 :thankyou: Patricia, I deliver the paintings next month, hopefully not having to collect them again.
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Post by: dennis on December 11, 2018, 05:05:09 AM
Bravo  :yippee: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on December 13, 2018, 05:24:42 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis.
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Post by: Zilpa on December 13, 2018, 05:25:51 AM
I hope to finish this by the end of next week.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 13, 2018, 06:40:27 AM
Great piece of work, Zilpa.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on December 13, 2018, 08:04:35 AM
 : :thankyou: Mea.
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Post by: Happychappy on December 14, 2018, 01:37:53 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Outstanding Zilpa.    Patricia
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Post by: EmmaLee on December 14, 2018, 11:55:33 AM
This is so beautiful!
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Post by: Zilpa on December 14, 2018, 06:35:00 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia and EmmaLee, I am glad you like it.
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Post by: TeresaM on December 15, 2018, 11:51:30 AM
This will be another great piece of work  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on December 15, 2018, 07:01:42 PM
 :thankyou: Teresa.
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Post by: Zilpa on December 15, 2018, 08:27:55 PM
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The next time I post this, it will be complete.
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Post by: dennis on December 15, 2018, 09:47:03 PM
Looking great  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 15, 2018, 11:20:21 PM
Amazing piece of work, Zilpa.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on December 16, 2018, 12:11:22 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis and Mea. I try and make each new painting more challenging than the last.
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Post by: nolan on December 16, 2018, 09:41:45 PM
nearly there... O0
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Post by: Zilpa on December 22, 2018, 03:56:44 PM
[Limit reached]I am finally done with this one, I just need to attach the hanging wire and label.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 22, 2018, 04:55:15 PM
Excellent, Zilpa.  I admire your perseverance to take on such long projects.

aloha

mea
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Post by: dennis on December 22, 2018, 06:05:01 PM
Well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on December 22, 2018, 08:44:05 PM
 :thankyou: Mea and Dennis, I must admit, I am glad that I have finally finished this one. Now for a few smaller ones.
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Post by: nolan on January 06, 2019, 08:16:14 PM
Fabulous :congrats: :congrats: :congrats:
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Post by: Zilpa on January 06, 2019, 08:27:19 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan. It has a red dot on it.  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: nolan on January 06, 2019, 08:36:37 PM
 :congrats: That makes all the work worth while
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Post by: Zilpa on January 07, 2019, 04:37:12 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan, it sure does. this week has been amazing. 2 big sales! and delivering 3 pieces to an art show. I can’t wait to see what is next.
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Post by: nolan on January 07, 2019, 07:50:53 PM
Go Go Go :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
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Post by: Val on January 08, 2019, 03:07:58 AM
 :congrats:        :yippee:       :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on January 08, 2019, 06:24:23 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan and Val, with a chear squad like this, I can not fail.  :2funny:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 08, 2019, 06:46:04 AM
Way to go, Zilpa!

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on January 08, 2019, 10:57:19 AM
 :thankyou: Mea.
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Post by: EmmaLee on January 08, 2019, 02:16:44 PM
It looks wonderful!
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Post by: dennis on January 08, 2019, 08:25:02 PM
All the best for the show  :flowers:
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Post by: Zilpa on January 09, 2019, 12:47:55 AM
Thank you EmmaLee and Dennis, it would be lovely not to have to pick the paintings up again and better still to be a prize winner. One can only dream.
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Post by: Zilpa on January 11, 2019, 10:22:12 PM
This is the Out Door Dunny Window Seat. 16” x 20”  WIP


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Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 12, 2019, 05:22:15 AM
It's going to be another winner, Zilpa!

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on January 12, 2019, 07:49:19 AM
 :thankyou: Mea, I hope so.
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Post by: Val on January 12, 2019, 05:51:24 PM
Already the textures in the brick and old wood are fabulous.  O0   Definitely another winner Zilpa!  :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
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Post by: Zilpa on January 12, 2019, 10:06:54 PM
 :thankyou: Val. I am now looking for my next subject. I want to have it drawn out before I finish burning this one. I am trying to get a flow going where I have 4 pieced on the go at any one time. All the different stages. That is my new year resolution.
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Post by: Val on January 13, 2019, 11:28:55 AM
I understand that only too well Zilpa. I've been looking through photos, too many... can't seem to decide on any one!  :D   Have wandered about, can't make up my mind. :crazy2:
I think my solution will be to just go walk about and plop myself down somewhere and just do what is around me at the time. Yikes that's a tall order for me! Bit scary...   :eek: Never know... just might find that masterpiece!   ;D
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Post by: nolan on January 13, 2019, 10:16:41 PM
I am trying to get a flow going where I have 4 pieced on the go at any one time. All the different stages. That is my new year resolution.
Now you are starting to think like a professional artist, this will allow you to create quicker :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Love the scene so far, it's going to look fantastic :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: dennis on January 14, 2019, 08:53:43 AM
Looking great so far  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on January 14, 2019, 03:17:45 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan and Dennis. Not only will it speed up the process, I am thinking it might do away with the blank canvas syndrome.
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Post by: Zilpa on January 17, 2019, 04:50:06 AM
Considering this week the temperature has been close to 40c, I have got a fair bit of work done. I should finish burning this tomorrow.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 17, 2019, 05:59:02 AM
Off to a roaring start, Zilpa.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on January 17, 2019, 07:51:25 AM
 :thankyou: Mea, I hope to finish burning tomorrow.
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Post by: Gita on January 17, 2019, 07:11:29 PM
Fantastic, Zilpa!
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Post by: Zilpa on January 17, 2019, 10:42:07 PM
 :thankyou: Gita.
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Post by: Zilpa on January 20, 2019, 04:49:36 PM
Now for the trees.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 20, 2019, 06:36:56 PM
Zilpa,

Love the brick work.

This is going to be good .

aloha

mea
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Post by: nolan on January 20, 2019, 10:17:37 PM
Looking great so far :heeha:
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Post by: Zilpa on January 20, 2019, 10:52:13 PM
 :thankyou: Mea and Nolan, I am tryingto pick subjects with depth. I think I am getting there.
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Post by: dennis on January 21, 2019, 06:48:18 AM
Lovely work on the bricks  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on January 21, 2019, 09:54:10 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis, I love doing the brick and stone work.
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Post by: Zilpa on January 23, 2019, 09:10:14 AM
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This one is a lot of fun.
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Post by: EmmaLee on January 23, 2019, 12:23:11 PM
I agree, the brick is beautiful.
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Post by: Val on January 27, 2019, 05:42:05 PM
Coming on famously Zilpa!  O0   This is going to be a real treat.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on January 28, 2019, 10:40:23 AM
 :thankyou: EmmaLee, and Val, I should finish it this week.
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Post by: Zilpa on January 28, 2019, 10:50:47 AM
I am trying to concentrate on light. I think I have achieved it. Just the forground to do.

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Post by: Gita on January 28, 2019, 10:52:09 AM
Looking forward to see the finished Work. But going though the process is also so interesting.
👍🏼
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 28, 2019, 06:41:44 PM
Coming along quite well, Zilpa.

aloha

mea
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Post by: TeresaM on January 28, 2019, 11:52:07 PM
Another beauty  :yippee: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on January 29, 2019, 09:40:34 AM
 :thankyou: Gita, Mea and Teresa, I work from Wed to Sun, so I am looking forward to getting back into it tomorrow.
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Post by: nolan on January 29, 2019, 09:19:15 PM
I suspect this may be on it's way to your best work yet :heeha:
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Post by: Val on January 29, 2019, 09:45:06 PM
 :heeha: Agree Nolan! Zilpa you have created such lovely depth in this painting.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on January 29, 2019, 09:56:16 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan and Val, I am inclined to agree with you. It ia all part of challenging myself. Now to finally bite the bullet and learn to use my DSLR properly so I can sell prints of my work and I will be laughing.
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Post by: Val on January 29, 2019, 09:59:52 PM
Do you have the capability of doing the prints yourself, or just supply the photo to the printers?
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Post by: Zilpa on January 30, 2019, 03:05:25 AM
No I don’t Val. I will need to send my files to printers.
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Post by: Val on January 30, 2019, 10:28:15 PM
Thanks Zilpa. Just wondered as I've had a couple of queries about prints.
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Post by: Zilpa on January 31, 2019, 08:27:17 AM
I have decided to call it “ Closed For Repair”
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Post by: Val on January 31, 2019, 10:29:00 PM
Great name.... I suppose "Open For Business" would be stretching it a bit   :whistle:        :2funny:
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Post by: Val on January 31, 2019, 10:30:46 PM
 :doh:   Forgot.....  This is absolutely stunning. I´d say your best to date without a doubt.  O0        :congrats:       :not_worthy:
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Post by: Happychappy on February 01, 2019, 01:48:48 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Outstanding work Zilpa.     Patricia
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Post by: Zilpa on February 01, 2019, 03:41:11 PM
 :thankyou: Val and Patricia, I really enjoyed every stage of this one.
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Post by: dennis on February 02, 2019, 07:59:02 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on February 02, 2019, 08:26:46 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis.
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Post by: Zilpa on February 03, 2019, 07:42:56 AM
This is just started this small one yesterday
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Post by: nolan on February 03, 2019, 10:28:10 PM
off to a good start Zilpa :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Val on February 05, 2019, 01:55:33 AM
 :heeha:   Zilpa this is going to be fabulous! I love bulldog faces, they have so much expression. Can't wait to see this one done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on February 05, 2019, 10:13:29 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan and Val. I thought I would do a small series of pets.
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Post by: Zilpa on February 13, 2019, 03:57:53 AM
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I am not sure what I will call this when it is finished, so roadmaster will do for now.
I started this one on the weekend. As you know I love to challenge myself. The amount of chrome in this one sure does that. This is on a birch ply cradle board 16” x 20”. I traced this one as it is too detailed for me to draw.
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Post by: nolan on February 13, 2019, 11:10:12 PM
certainly a lot of work ahead, but you enjoy it so not really work eh?
 :gl: it's going to look fabulous when complete
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Post by: Zilpa on February 14, 2019, 07:49:54 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan, I have a lot of people saying I must have a lot of patience. I always say if you love what you do, you don’t need patience.
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Post by: Zilpa on February 15, 2019, 08:03:08 PM
The actual bike is burnt, now for the foreground and background.

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Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 16, 2019, 02:34:13 AM
Wow, Zilpa. I bet bikers will outbid each other for this.

It is going to be a fabulous piece.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on February 16, 2019, 05:22:35 AM
 :thankyou: Mea, The great thing about having the medium and method being my uniqueness, I do not have to stick to one subject. Although the old buildings are still my favourites, I am able to challenge myself with subjects I have not tried.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 16, 2019, 05:33:23 AM
Keep at it, Zilpa.

You have a winning combination.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on February 16, 2019, 07:32:39 AM
 :thankyou: Mea.
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Post by: Gita on February 17, 2019, 08:11:29 AM
Zilpa, your work looks so special 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻and makes me feel like I want to see it in real. What a pity you are so far away...
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Post by: nolan on February 17, 2019, 10:21:35 PM
Looking great O0
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Post by: Zilpa on February 18, 2019, 12:53:25 PM
 :thankyou: Gita and Nolan, I am looking forward to adding colour on Wednesday. I have a bus load coming through then so it will be good for them to see me working. Gee I love my job.  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: Zilpa on February 18, 2019, 12:59:29 PM
[Limit reached]All ready for colour to be added. This part always excites me.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 18, 2019, 04:24:48 PM
Looks so good already, Zilpa.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on February 18, 2019, 08:18:24 PM
 :thankyou: Mea, I just hope I do it justice with colour..
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Post by: dennis on February 19, 2019, 08:05:34 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on February 19, 2019, 01:04:52 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis.
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Post by: Happychappy on February 19, 2019, 09:01:53 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Absolutely outstanding Zilpa.   Patricia
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Post by: Zilpa on February 20, 2019, 09:41:06 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia.
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Post by: Zilpa on February 21, 2019, 05:24:34 AM
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So far this has all taken 26 hours. I am really happy with the depth of this one.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 21, 2019, 03:24:07 PM
Fabulous progress, Zilpa.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Happychappy on February 21, 2019, 03:42:48 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


Oh! Zilpa, this has come on so beautifully.  You are one talented lady.   Patricia
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Post by: Zilpa on February 21, 2019, 08:19:40 PM
 :thankyou: Mea and Patricia, I am glad you like it.
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Post by: Zilpa on February 23, 2019, 06:31:09 AM
Now this is where I get excited, what do you think?
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Post by: dennis on February 23, 2019, 07:30:31 AM
Fantastic start to the bike  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on February 23, 2019, 07:43:04 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis, I always appreciate your input.
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Post by: scouserl41 on February 23, 2019, 02:53:31 PM
Very nice! You caught the chrome perfectly. I love it.
Brian
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Post by: Zilpa on February 23, 2019, 08:14:29 PM
 :thankyou: Brian.
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Post by: Happychappy on February 23, 2019, 10:59:15 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Zilpa, I LOVE the red mudguard and trimming.  It shows the motorbike off beautifully. Outstanding job.


Patricia
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Post by: Zilpa on February 24, 2019, 09:20:59 AM
 :thankyou: so much Patricia, I am glad you like it. I should finish it next week. I am closed now till Wednesday, so I suspect I will have it labelled and hanging by Saturday.
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Post by: Zilpa on February 24, 2019, 03:10:37 PM
The more I add to this one, the more excited I get. I can’t wait till Wednesday to get stuck into it again.

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Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 24, 2019, 04:46:19 PM
Zilpa,

I can see why you are excited.  This is really one of your best.  The depth in it is amazing.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on February 24, 2019, 05:43:45 PM
 :thankyou: Mea, I am trying to see how far I can take pyrowax.I think I have done most textures. Time to get out with the camera again.
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Post by: Happychappy on February 24, 2019, 07:53:04 PM
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Zilpa, every time I look at the motorbike, it just gets better and better if that is possible, for you have done a brilliant job. The detail is absolutely outstanding and I too, am excited to see the end result. 


Patricia
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Post by: nolan on February 25, 2019, 09:30:38 PM
the silver is looking amazing :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: Zilpa on February 26, 2019, 06:07:33 AM
 :thankyou: Patricia and Nolan.
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Post by: Zilpa on February 27, 2019, 07:10:06 AM
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All there is left to do is to print the labels, add it onto my online shops and hang it in the gallery.
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Post by: dennis on February 27, 2019, 08:39:03 AM
This is a masterpiece, and your best work  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: Zilpa on February 27, 2019, 08:56:26 AM
 :thankyou: so much Dennis, you have made my day.
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Post by: EmmaLee on February 27, 2019, 12:27:36 PM
Beautiful! As Dennis said, it is a masterpiece!!!
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Post by: Happychappy on February 27, 2019, 12:31:59 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Absolutely outstanding Zilpa.  Patricia
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 27, 2019, 03:14:44 PM
Wow. wow, and wow, Zilpa.

aloha

mea

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Post by: Zilpa on February 27, 2019, 03:47:03 PM
 :thankyou: EmmaLee, Patricia and Mea, I must admit, this one had me excited all the way through.
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Post by: Gita on February 27, 2019, 08:21:06 PM
FANTASTIC ZILPA!!
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Post by: nolan on February 27, 2019, 08:37:27 PM
and the excitement has transferred into the artwork. WOW, this is your best work by far :cloud9: :congrats: :not_worthy:
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Post by: Zilpa on February 27, 2019, 10:08:41 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan, your comments mean a lot. It is through you and Dennis that I have come this far. I might have gone my own way using different mediums, but the lessons learnt are invalluable.
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Post by: scouserl41 on March 01, 2019, 03:01:51 PM
That is just amazing Zilpa. I'm jealous I thought I was the motorcycle painter but you take the crown!
Brian
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Post by: Zilpa on March 01, 2019, 06:46:39 PM
 :thankyou: Brian, I really enjoyed doing this one. I picked the motorbike to challenge myself as I know nothing about them.It was the chrome that attracted me to trying it.
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Post by: Zilpa on March 09, 2019, 06:20:54 AM
As you all know, I like to challenge myself, so here is one I am doing for the angles. I hope I have the perspective right.

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Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 09, 2019, 07:07:10 AM
Looks like quite a challenge, Zilpa.


aloha
MAL
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Post by: Zilpa on March 09, 2019, 07:10:35 AM
It is Mea, I find I need the challenge.
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Post by: nolan on March 11, 2019, 08:25:34 PM
lot of work, have fun O0 :gl:
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Post by: Zilpa on March 11, 2019, 11:53:59 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan, I can’t thank you and Dennis enough for creating this wonderful supportive Paint Basket site where I was able to learn at my own pace without judgement and making what I have learnt here my own.  :painting:  :)
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Post by: Happychappy on March 11, 2019, 11:58:28 PM
Zilpa, I love to watch your progress from beginning to end.  It is so exciting to see something being transformed into an outstanding piece of art.


Patricia
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Post by: Zilpa on March 12, 2019, 12:20:17 AM
 :thankyou: Patricia, if I ever send too many updates on one painting, let me know. I sure don’t want to bore anyone.  :2funny:
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Post by: Happychappy on March 12, 2019, 12:23:08 PM
Oh! Zilpa, I am sure I speak for everyone and I personally would NEVER get bored watching you do what you do so exceptionally well. It is an eye opener and never fails to amaze me just how much talent you have.  So please don't stop sharing with us, the progression in your work which is so exciting to watch and which we wait in excited anticipation of the final outcome of the masterpieces evolving. Apart from that, it is also so encouraging for us who all love art in its many forms.  Keep up the amazing work you do.


Patricia
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Post by: dennis on March 12, 2019, 06:14:16 PM
What you are giving us is similar to the art books which show pictures of the steps to achieve the final painting. Carry on, McDuff O0
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Post by: Zilpa on March 13, 2019, 06:10:55 AM
 :thankyou: Patricia and Dennis, I do enjoy showing off my work.
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Post by: Zilpa on March 13, 2019, 06:14:37 AM
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14 hours and counting, including the drawing. My guess would be 50 hours to complete.
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Post by: Happychappy on March 13, 2019, 12:04:17 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Coming along beautifully Zilpa.  I just LOVE the detail in each piece that you do which I think is why I am so fascinated with your encaustic artwork.


Patricia
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: nolan on March 13, 2019, 07:13:19 PM
or longer...
Here is a question for you - does the wood not give off a fume as you burn it? Is there a concern about breathing that in?
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on March 13, 2019, 08:40:28 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia, when I first started, I went for subjects I knew I could easily do. Now I go for subjects that challenge me. Each one has an ellement in it that I have not done, or that I find hard to do. That is what keeps me excited doing each piece.
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Post by: Zilpa on March 14, 2019, 08:20:06 AM
Yes it would be a problem if I was in a small enclosed area Nolan, then I would use an extractor fan, but I am in a big building with plenty of ventilation, so it is not a problem. My area is 20’ wide x 50’long and about 18’ high with a double front door which is always open and double side door which are open when not windy. I will find some photos to show you.
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Post by: Zilpa on March 14, 2019, 08:19:11 PM
This is where I finished up yesterday.

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Post by: nolan on March 14, 2019, 08:29:31 PM
I am in a big building with plenty of ventilation, so it is not a problem.
that's good. I know the wood turners wear masks so was just wondering if you needed to take the same precautions.
Your detail is looking fantastic O0
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on March 14, 2019, 09:13:55 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan, when I was burning at home I used an extraction fan for burning and I always use a mask when mixing encaustic medium with dry pigment. If I am burning dark I tend to use my easel, that way any fumes do not come up at me. With the smaller ones I use a table easel.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 14, 2019, 10:23:05 PM
Great progress, Zilpa.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on March 14, 2019, 11:08:51 PM
 :thankyou: Mea.
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Post by: Happychappy on March 15, 2019, 12:04:20 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Absolutely fantastic so far.    Patricia
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Post by: Zilpa on March 15, 2019, 09:07:02 AM
Todays effort. I think I might finish this burn on Sunday

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Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 15, 2019, 04:25:41 PM
Progressing well, Zilpa.  Thanks for sharing.

aloha

mea
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 15, 2019, 04:26:11 PM
Progressing well, Zilpa.  Thanks for sharing.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on March 15, 2019, 08:36:21 PM
 :thankyou: Mea, I am glad you like it.
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Post by: Zilpa on March 17, 2019, 07:27:06 AM
[Limit reached] Today I started painting The Stables. I managed to get as nice smooth sky, by melting wax in a pot and painting it on with a hogshair brush and fusing with a heat gun.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Happychappy on March 18, 2019, 05:02:13 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Absolutely stunning. You are so good.   Patricia
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Post by: Zilpa on March 18, 2019, 08:50:57 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia, I am looking forward to the owner of the building, seeing it. He does not know that I have done this yet.
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Post by: nolan on March 18, 2019, 09:19:19 PM
Looking good O0
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Post by: Zilpa on March 18, 2019, 09:35:42 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan.
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Post by: Zilpa on March 20, 2019, 03:46:35 PM
Every now and then when I buy wax, the colour is darker than what I would like. So after researching how to bleach wax without chemicals, I have built my own bleaching system. The base is a spare module of a worm farm and inserted is the top of a dishwarmer that I bought as my heated palette. Be sheer luck it fit in beautifully. on top of that I have a heavy piece of glass. I have had the wax outside for 2 days. It melts during the day and sets when the sun goes. Tomorrow I will bring the dishes of wax in when it is liquid and pour it into moulds.
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Post by: nolan on March 20, 2019, 08:46:21 PM
you never stop learning :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on March 20, 2019, 09:45:33 PM
Learning is half the fun, especially if the outcome is possitive. :yippee:
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Post by: Happychappy on March 20, 2019, 11:21:57 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Zilpa, you continue to amaze me.    Patricia
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Post by: Zilpa on March 20, 2019, 11:24:06 PM
Thank you Patricia, I aim to please.  :2funny:
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Post by: Zilpa on March 20, 2019, 11:29:12 PM
I am finding this one very challenging, but that is what excites me.

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Post by: Happychappy on March 21, 2019, 04:54:04 PM
Zilpa, It is looking so good and I can't wait to read what the owner has to say about it when he sees your wonderful finished work of art.


Patricia
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on March 21, 2019, 08:53:49 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia,  He normally pops in every couple of weeks, so I should have it finished before he does.
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Post by: Zilpa on March 22, 2019, 10:55:47 AM
The sun bleaching wax, worked better than I thought was possible.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 22, 2019, 04:00:35 PM
That's amazing, Zilpa.  So excited for you.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on March 22, 2019, 07:22:51 PM
 :thankyou: Mea.
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Post by: Zilpa on March 23, 2019, 09:40:22 AM
As usual I came up with a new title for the finished painting. I am calling it Ater The Horse Has Bolted.
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Post by: Happychappy on March 23, 2019, 09:16:43 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  A fantastic job and lovely title.  Can't wait for the owner to see it and to read his comments Zilpa.    Patricia
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Post by: dennis on March 24, 2019, 05:39:27 AM
Well done  :clap: :clap: :clap: I just find the black rectangle very intense and draws my attention away from the main subject.
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Post by: Zilpa on March 24, 2019, 11:06:22 AM
 :thankyou: Patricia and Dennis, I agree Dennis. When I came back this morning I decided to scrape off the wax and the burning and made the shaded area smaller and lighter. I think it is a lot better now.

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Post by: dennis on March 24, 2019, 06:54:48 PM
Now I'm happy  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on March 24, 2019, 08:10:37 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis, so am I.
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Post by: nolan on March 24, 2019, 09:01:28 PM
the shadow is realistic now.
What is bothering me is the angle of the brick work on the street side of the fence makes it look like there is a sudden steep decline as you leave the gate :-\
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Post by: Zilpa on March 25, 2019, 11:52:31 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan, I had not noticed that till you pointed it out. I am not sure how to fix that, any suggestions?
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Post by: nolan on March 25, 2019, 08:47:17 PM
it is all in the angle of the lines. At the moment they point down so your eye tells you that the ground is going down.Here I have overlaid a pathway at the same angle so you can see how the paving lines look:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 25, 2019, 11:22:55 PM
Phenomenal work on this, Zilpa.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on March 26, 2019, 06:11:09 AM
 :thankyou: Mea and Nolan. Thanks for the advise Nolan I will fix it tomorrow.
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Post by: Zilpa on March 27, 2019, 03:45:14 AM
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Thank you Dennis and Nolan for your honest opinions. I think you will like my improvements. There is always room for improvement.  :yippee:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 27, 2019, 05:41:21 AM
Another amazing piece of work, Zilpa.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Zilpa on March 27, 2019, 06:11:14 AM
 :thankyou: Mea, it took a few alterations, but I eventually got there.
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Post by: dennis on March 27, 2019, 08:14:56 AM
Excellent work  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on March 27, 2019, 08:22:42 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis.
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Post by: nolan on March 27, 2019, 07:52:06 PM
yes! :congrats:
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Post by: Zilpa on March 27, 2019, 08:18:32 PM
 :thankyou:  Nolan  :yippee:
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Post by: Zilpa on March 28, 2019, 11:11:05 AM
Now for something a bit different. Here is a painting I did with my little iron today. Up to now I have done small ones. A6 to A4 but this one is A2 and a whole different ballgame. I am doing another demonstration at an art fare, so I thought I would practice some big ones and give them something challenging to see.

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Post by: Happychappy on March 28, 2019, 11:36:44 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Once again, very nicely done Zilpa.  Am so eager to hear what the owner of "The Horse has Bolted" had to say about your beautiful work of art. He obviously hasn't come around yet but please be sure to let us know what he thinks Zilpa. I think he will be amazed.


Patricia
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Post by: Zilpa on March 28, 2019, 11:40:42 AM
Thank you Patricia. Yes the owner came in today and was very impressed. He is bringing his wife in to see it on the weekend.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 28, 2019, 02:16:02 PM
I'm sure you will attract quite a crowd at your demo, Zilpa.

This is really nice - vibrant color and good composition.

aloha

mea
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Post by: nolan on March 28, 2019, 08:18:10 PM
Love it. It has an abstract feel to it, yet you can see all the detail as though it is done in high detail. :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: Happychappy on March 29, 2019, 01:27:00 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Zilpa, I knew he would be totally amazed, so much so that he is bringing his wife to view it too.  Wonderful and I am so pleased for you.  Makes it all worthwhile doesn't it?  Thanks for letting us know and keep up the outstanding work you do.


Patricia
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Post by: Zilpa on March 29, 2019, 03:44:51 AM
 :thankyou: Mea, Patricia and Nolan, it is as abstract as I get. For me to do abstract it more or less just has to happen without me thinking about it.  :2funny:
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Post by: TeresaM on March 30, 2019, 06:11:45 AM
Wow wow wow you have been busy since Ihave been on this site.  Love your work  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on March 30, 2019, 06:13:57 AM
 :thankyou: Teresa, I am glad you like my work.
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Post by: Zilpa on March 30, 2019, 06:23:32 AM
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I did some experimenting today. I am trying to have veriety at next week’s demonstration. These were a lot of fun doing these.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 30, 2019, 03:09:08 PM
Zilpa,

Love the jeweltone look of these.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on March 30, 2019, 11:08:32 PM
 :thankyou: Mea, with wax, playing with colour is a lot of fun.
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Post by: Zilpa on March 30, 2019, 11:27:20 PM
I want to go big, I mean really big. My problem is where to find a board large enough. I am thinking of making my own. I have sheets of ply 7.7’ x 4’. I would rather get one made, but I am not sure how to go about it.
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Post by: Gita on March 31, 2019, 03:11:11 AM
I really like the field and and the abstract pieces are vibrant in colour. 👍🏼👍🏼
Looking forward to your big one!
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Post by: Zilpa on March 31, 2019, 06:22:59 AM
 :thankyou: Gita. The big paintings will probably take me a month if not longer to do.
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Post by: nolan on March 31, 2019, 09:28:40 PM
before going large, first work out what you will charge for them, will the customers pay that amount and is that amount enough for the time spent
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Post by: Zilpa on April 01, 2019, 05:49:59 AM
Thanks for the advise Nolan, I want to do one large one to start with, to prove to myself I can. I will judge from that if it is worth doing more or not. I charge per hour now plus add the cost of material. So far that formula seems to work for me. I am just starting one that is 48” x 32” which is the largest size I was able to purchase online. I have joined the extinction rebellion group, so I am going to do a series of endangered species. My first one being of a mother and daughter orangutan.
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Post by: dennis on April 01, 2019, 07:42:14 AM
This looks interesting  O0
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Post by: nolan on April 01, 2019, 08:15:36 PM
that sounds like a nice series for a good cause. Maybe you after you have a series you can hold an exhibition with some of the proceeds going to the protection of endangered species
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Post by: Happychappy on April 01, 2019, 11:55:48 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Am looking so forward to seeing the mother Orangutan and her daughter Zilpa.     Patricia
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Post by: Zilpa on April 02, 2019, 05:19:23 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis, Nolan and Patricia. That is the plan Nolan, I am thinking 10% of each endangered species painting and any other related products.
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Post by: nolan on April 02, 2019, 09:17:13 PM
That is the plan Nolan, I am thinking 10% of each endangered species painting and any other related products.
:yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: Zilpa on April 03, 2019, 06:16:23 AM
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Here is the start of my endangered species. There are still a few improvements to be made in the sketch but it is a start.
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Post by: Happychappy on April 03, 2019, 11:12:08 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Looks like you have a good start on the Orangutans Zilpa.  As per usual, I am looking forward to seeing the end result
which no doubt will be outstanding.


Patricia
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Post by: Zilpa on April 03, 2019, 11:14:29 AM
 :thankyou: Patricia, fingers crossed.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 03, 2019, 02:53:51 PM
Zilpa

I have no doubt that you will create another great piece from this.

aloha

mea
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Post by: nolan on April 03, 2019, 08:21:55 PM
#1 on the way :clap: :clap: :clap: :gl:
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Post by: Zilpa on April 03, 2019, 11:09:00 PM
 :thankyou: Mea and Nolan, I am looking forward to the challenge.
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Post by: Zilpa on April 04, 2019, 05:13:31 AM
Day one of burning.
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Post by: Happychappy on April 04, 2019, 05:49:07 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Oh! My word, the little one's face looks soooo beautiful Zilpa.  You are doing great.    Patricia
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Post by: Zilpa on April 04, 2019, 10:59:24 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia, I have to admit, this one makes me a bit nervous. Nothing like jumping into the deep end. :2funny:
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Post by: EmmaLee on April 06, 2019, 01:03:29 PM
This one is going to be so good. I love that sweet little face already!
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Post by: Zilpa on April 08, 2019, 12:41:25 AM
 :thankyou: EmmaLee, I am looking forward to getting stuck back into it on Wednesday.
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Post by: Zilpa on April 11, 2019, 07:08:54 AM
23 hours and counting.

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Post by: EmmaLee on April 11, 2019, 11:19:08 AM
Making good progress!
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 11, 2019, 03:56:37 PM
More amazing work from you, Zilpa.

I have never really had a "bucket list."  If I did, a trip to your studio to watch you work would be high up on it.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Happychappy on April 11, 2019, 05:46:45 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Looking good Zilpa.   Patricia
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Post by: nolan on April 11, 2019, 08:47:42 PM
looking good O0
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Post by: Zilpa on April 11, 2019, 08:56:19 PM
 :thankyou: EmmaLee, Mea, Patricia and Nolan, I am learning a lot from this piece.
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Post by: Val on April 16, 2019, 06:20:37 PM
 :faint:   Having been away for a bit I have missed quite a lot.
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BLOODY BRILLIANT!!!!![/size]
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[/size] :congrats:      :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:    :congrats: [/size]
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Post by: Zilpa on April 16, 2019, 08:04:04 PM
 :thankyou: Val, welcome back.
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Post by: Zilpa on April 22, 2019, 09:42:53 AM
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These are very much in my face while working on this one.
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Post by: Val on April 22, 2019, 03:55:07 PM
This one is going to be a real beauty!  O0
I´ve always had a softspot for these lovely creatures, especially since I got to hold a youngster once. They are just amazing.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 22, 2019, 05:04:24 PM
Off to a grand start, Zilpa.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on April 22, 2019, 09:24:35 PM
 :thankyou: Val and Mea, it was fun over the Easter weekend. It seemed every time i startes burning, some one came in. This was great because that is what it is all about, they were very excited to see me at work. I had 42 people through in 2 days.
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Post by: dennis on April 22, 2019, 09:45:31 PM
Love it  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on April 22, 2019, 09:49:07 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis.  :)
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Post by: nolan on April 22, 2019, 10:00:16 PM
I had 42 people through in 2 days.
Nice, that is how you get your name out there.
Do you have an Instagram account yet?
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Post by: Zilpa on April 23, 2019, 09:14:48 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan, yes I do have an instagram account, which I probably don’t utilise nearly enough. That it one app I find really awkward to use, so I must make that my next challenge. I can talk about myself and my art really well, face to face, but when it comes to writing bios, descriptions and statements, I just go blank. Even after all this time. That is what I feel is holding me back.




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Post by: Zilpa on April 23, 2019, 09:20:09 PM
Oops Nolan, after all that I forgot to say my Instagram accout name is backdrop_gallery.
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Post by: Happychappy on April 24, 2019, 12:21:09 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Fantastic so far Zilpa, can't wait to see it finished.   Patricia
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Post by: Zilpa on April 24, 2019, 08:25:36 AM
 :thankyou: Patricia.
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Post by: nolan on April 28, 2019, 10:10:03 PM
good to see you are adding your progress pics :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: Zilpa on April 29, 2019, 05:02:52 AM
Thanks for following me there Nolan. It also shares to my fb page so at least it saves some time.
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Post by: Zilpa on May 27, 2019, 08:13:02 AM
[Limit reached]These. are the colours I am using for this painting. 90 hours and counting.
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Post by: dennis on May 27, 2019, 09:51:58 PM
Looking good so far  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on May 27, 2019, 10:43:24 PM
Can't wait to see the end result O0
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Post by: Zilpa on May 28, 2019, 08:09:46 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan and Dennis, my partner gets very emotional looking at this one.
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Post by: Gita on June 01, 2019, 10:49:04 PM
I really love this. The colours, the mother and child monkey.. it’s coming out really great! The end result will be fantastic, Zilpa!
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Post by: Val on June 06, 2019, 10:24:49 AM
 :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:        :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on June 19, 2019, 09:47:41 AM
Sorry I have not been around, I am still working on this one.
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Post by: nolan on June 19, 2019, 08:28:24 PM
Nice and glossy eyes :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: dennis on June 19, 2019, 11:04:41 PM
Well done on the eyes  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on June 21, 2019, 09:24:21 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis and Nolan I love doing eyes.
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Post by: Val on June 25, 2019, 10:10:10 PM
 :heeha: Lots of work! The eyes are wonderful, sparkle with life. Always exciting to see your progressions.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on June 29, 2019, 03:33:52 PM
Hi all, sorry I have not been around for a while, I have been flat out. As you see, I am still working on this painting, so far it has taken 151 hours. I am hoping to finish this by the end of next week. As daunting as this size and subject was, I am glad I did it. So just a few layers of the hair to go.

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Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 29, 2019, 05:30:20 PM
You do incredible work, Zilpa!

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on June 30, 2019, 12:24:58 AM
 :thankyou: Mea.  :)
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Post by: dennis on June 30, 2019, 12:34:42 AM
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Post by: Val on June 30, 2019, 07:14:30 PM
 :yippee:   So looking forward to this one!   :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
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Post by: Zilpa on July 01, 2019, 02:07:08 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis and Val, this one is going to hang opposite the front door so it is the first thing seen.
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Post by: Zilpa on July 17, 2019, 08:36:37 AM
I thought you might want to see me at work. This week I am adding the final touches.

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Post by: Happychappy on July 17, 2019, 11:59:42 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Beautiful picture of you at work Zilpa and I am so excited to see that your mother and baby are almost completed. 


Patricia
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Post by: EmmaLee on July 17, 2019, 12:31:40 PM
That is a beautiful picture of you. Wow, I didn’t realize how big this piece was until I saw you next to it. It’s going to be amazing!
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Post by: dennis on July 17, 2019, 08:09:10 PM
It is great to see artists at work  :clap: :clap: :clap: Looking forward to the finished painting  O0
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Post by: Zilpa on July 17, 2019, 08:58:20 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia, EmmaLee and Dennis, I feel that after working on  these for all this time, 170 hours so far, I have got to know them intimately. When I first started working on them, I felt intimidated like they were in my face, now I feel like they are my friends.After all this time I feel an attachment to my work, I have not felt before. Not to this level anyway.


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Post by: Trace on July 17, 2019, 10:47:54 PM
Congratulations Zilpa, this is amazing beautiful & heartfelt piece. Such a dedicated accomplishment
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Post by: Zilpa on July 18, 2019, 04:35:41 AM
 :thankyou: Trace, I have added a couple more hours to it today.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 18, 2019, 04:40:52 AM
You are our hero and role model, Zilpa.

Your work is so amazing.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Val on July 19, 2019, 11:35:29 PM
 Look at the size of that!!!  :faint:   Here I am breaking out in a sweat working up to 18¨x 24¨ !!!  :2funny:
Zilpa I have an even deeper respect for your talent and courage.  :not_worthy:
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Post by: Zilpa on July 21, 2019, 09:54:36 AM
 :thankyou: so much Mea and Val. I am having a real problem going back to my normal size of 20” x 16” now. I am about to order another big board for a Sumatran Tiger portrait.
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Post by: Val on July 21, 2019, 06:34:19 PM
Wow, a Sumatran Tiger would be brilliant fun to paint. I want to try a bigger format, but I´m thinking (or trying to) of a simpler subject to begin. Somehow when I plan they always go out the window and I just dive in!  :doh:   Ah well, nothing like learning through brimstone and fire!   >:D
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Post by: TeresaM on July 22, 2019, 08:53:27 AM
This will be another stunning piece and what a lovely photo of you at work.
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Post by: Zilpa on July 22, 2019, 03:26:19 PM
 :thankyou: Teresa, I have it hanging now.

Val, I find big easier in some ways because there is more room to get the details in. I always try and make my next piece more challenging than my last. Even if it is just a small part of it.
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Post by: Zilpa on July 22, 2019, 03:30:14 PM
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I hope I did them justice.
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Post by: EmmaLee on July 22, 2019, 04:19:24 PM
A beautiful work of art!!!  :smitten:
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Post by: nolan on July 22, 2019, 09:33:52 PM
great job :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
I think I saw on your Instagram how big this artwork really is - a ton of work went into this :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: dennis on July 23, 2019, 05:11:22 AM
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Post by: Zilpa on July 23, 2019, 09:30:55 AM
 :thankyou: EmmaLee and Nolan, I am still to name it.
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Post by: Happychappy on July 23, 2019, 08:56:39 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  So very cute Zilpa.   Patricia
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Post by: Zilpa on July 23, 2019, 09:28:39 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis and Patricia, I am glad to have it hanging in time for SALA, which goes for the month of August.
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Post by: Val on July 29, 2019, 12:46:12 PM
Lovely piece Zilpa, I´m certain this will garner a lot of attention.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on July 29, 2019, 03:20:58 PM
 :thankyou: Val, I am hoping so.
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Post by: Gita on July 29, 2019, 08:22:21 PM
Very beautiful Zilpa! I would hang this painting in my living room! I am sure you will sell this!
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Post by: Zilpa on July 30, 2019, 08:03:07 AM
 :thankyou: Gita, I have also got it in my Zazzle store, so people can order prints.
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Post by: Zilpa on August 02, 2019, 08:35:19 AM
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I have started my next project the Sumatran Tiger. This is another big one 80x 120cm.
I am doing this one in portrait mode.
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Post by: Val on August 02, 2019, 09:08:46 PM
 :heeha: Fabulous start to the eyes. Can already see the life in them! This will be a right cracker!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Happychappy on August 02, 2019, 11:55:45 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Zilpa this is going to be fantastic.  You have done the eyes so beautifully.   Patricia
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Post by: nolan on August 04, 2019, 09:20:24 PM
off to a great start :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: dennis on August 05, 2019, 09:11:20 AM
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Post by: TeresaM on August 05, 2019, 11:10:52 AM
Wow this one is going to be good, love the eyes. Tiger's are my favorite animal  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on August 07, 2019, 08:56:13 AM
 :thankyou: Val, Patricia, Dennis, Teresa and Nolan, I think this one is going to take even longer. I did four hours of burning today and can hardly tell.
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Post by: Zilpa on August 07, 2019, 09:02:15 AM
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Believe it or not this is 12 hours of burning alone.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 07, 2019, 05:11:44 PM
Zilpa,

Slow, but steady progress is the key to your success.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on August 08, 2019, 03:38:41 PM
 :thankyou: Mea, it sure is. People keep telling me I have lots of patience. My theory, If you love what you are doing, you don’t need patience.
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Post by: Val on August 08, 2019, 05:34:32 PM
That is truth.  O0   
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Post by: dennis on August 09, 2019, 12:24:35 AM
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Post by: Zilpa on August 21, 2019, 09:49:10 PM
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Here is a bit more progress. I have started on the dark patches so I have a second reminder of the fur direction.
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Post by: dennis on August 22, 2019, 12:55:30 AM
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Post by: TeresaM on August 22, 2019, 06:56:20 AM
I like the intense look in the eyes
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Post by: Zilpa on August 22, 2019, 08:46:20 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis and Teresa.
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Post by: nolan on August 22, 2019, 08:45:40 PM
coming along nicely :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: Val on August 22, 2019, 09:53:59 PM
 :heeha: Coming on famously Zilpa! So exciting seeing your progressions.  :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
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Post by: Zilpa on August 22, 2019, 10:13:04 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan and Val, each time I think that I might have taken on more than I can chew, but I always seem to get through it.
Title: Re: Encaustic Art
Post by: Val on August 22, 2019, 10:15:33 PM
You do indeed Zilpa... and with great aplomb I might add.  ;)
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Post by: Zilpa on August 23, 2019, 02:51:50 AM
 :thankyou: Val.
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Post by: Annie. on September 09, 2019, 02:14:08 PM
I will follow this one also.  Your encaustic on burned wood (pyrography) are unique.

You have so much patience  :flowers:
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Post by: Zilpa on September 18, 2019, 09:58:29 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: Annie, I always say that if you love what you do, it does not take patience. I will be posting an update later today.