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Topic: Stag, Mallard, Bass - mixed media paintings (wax acrylic)  (Read 1509 times)
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« on: May 28, 2013 07:08:07 PM »

I don't think I've ever posted on this board before.  I 've been doing way more craft than art in recent years, but I finished these pieces recently and I'm super excited how they turned out. Also, I posted them on my personal Facebook page and got some great feedback.  I think it's totally amazing that somebody else felt a connection with my work. So exciting! So encouraging!

Anyhow, here they are.  They were designed as a trio.  The backgrounds are abstractions done with alternating layers of paint and painted on wax.  When I'm done, I scrape up all the wax to reveal the trees/bubbles/rain where the different layers of paint were resisted by the wax.  The animal is painted in artist-quality acrylics on top. (I've been painting for years and never really invested in good quality acrylics until recently. Let me tell you, better paint made SUCH a difference.)

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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2013 07:26:19 PM »

These are gorgeous!  Your process with the wax and paint for the background sounds really interesting.  I hope we get to see more of your work in this board Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2013 09:36:46 PM »

Just stunning!  I love wildlife art, particularly fish.  All of your critters look very realistic, and the backgrounds are breathtaking.  I'm particularly taken by the autumnal oranges of the stag's background.  Wonderful work.

Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2013 11:30:37 PM »

I love the deer - it's beautiful!
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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2013 12:09:24 AM »

Amazing work!
I love it.
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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2013 12:21:48 AM »

That's just amazing...
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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2013 01:22:52 AM »

Very pretty!  The wax resist gives a fantastic depth to the backgrounds.  Great paintings!
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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2013 04:11:06 AM »

These paintings area amazing!  Your technique sounds very interesting.  Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2013 07:03:38 AM »

You are very talented. Thank you for sharing your artistic visions (and techniques!) with us!
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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2013 10:53:53 AM »

Gorgeous work.
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