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(Quote from Fyodor M. Dostoyevsky's THE IDIOT, 1869)

Sunday, January 4, 2009

"Meritorious Beginnings Accomplishing Great Feats of Wisdom- The Guardian Angel's Pledge"

Ok- So I've been busy with the New Year trying out new techniques.

First 2 shots are of preliminary work, from rough sketch book to canvas. Canvases have been primed, painted, tissue papered , painted again, collaged, and painted some more ,,,

Next shot is in the wrong order- it's the finished product. Tryed the encaustic method (do I have that right??)- ie- the whole picture was painted a couple of times with wax. Unfortunately, the original should've been more brightly painted, as the wax really diminishes the color and brightness. Also, I have the clear beeswax pellets. To them, I added a little chunk of the honey colored, as all I had was a tremendous chunk of the honey colored bees wax, which would've taken a long time to melt in my Walmart cheapie crockpot.

Next picture is before the waxing was done.

And the last picture is me- about 27-30 years ago! Yeah, I still look that hot-Really, absolutely, positively, uh-huh.:)

It's a new day, it's a new dawn, it's a New Year, and I'm feeling good. So long as hubby's scans come out with good news on the 12th. Prayers are always welcome:). Have a Blessed Day.

PS- Has anyone tried the wax method? And if so, what pointers can you give me? I had to carve away at the words for them to be more clear. I actually like the effect. Title of post is what's 'written' on the canvas.

PPS- Which angel picture do you like best? The waxed, or unwaxed? Don't worry, you won't hurt my feelings, it's all experimental, anyway:)

PPPS- I pledge allegiance to the art work of the united creativities of la- la,la,la,la,la,la,la,la,la!!!... in this New Year!!!


mystele said...

hi, lydia! thanks for stopping by! i really like the angel. if search on youtube for beeswax tutorials, you should find help. technically, this isn't encaustic. it's just sealing with beeswax. keep going! i'm hooked on beeswax.

Lydia said...

I did figure that out recently- Thank you!!! Love your blog and videos!:)