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Topic: Stag, Mallard, Bass - mixed media paintings (wax acrylic)  (Read 3421 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.

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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2013 11:30:37 PM »

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

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

That's just amazing...

« 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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