Friday, July 15, 2011

Wax Portrait

If someone had told me I could paint an encaustic portrait I would have told them they were delusional. Yet here it is.....from my class with Judy Wise.
Is it great? No, not really. But I am still proud and so anxious to try another one.
And oh, did I mention I only used Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Black & White? Just like the Egyptian Fayum portraits from the 1st century BC. Crazy, huh?
Encausticamp waxes on today when I am in class with Michelle Belto.

9 comments:

  1. You are amazing!

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  2. Cool! Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

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  3. It is something to be proud of Mary Beth! The colour combo is gorgeous!

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  4. the colors are great but even better are the eyes! you got them -- mysterious! keep on!

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  5. you are so brave. i don't do faces. in any way shape or form. just ask misty :)
    xo

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  6. Way to go! Love how you jump in and tackle new things. Looks good on you!

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  7. Just stopped by to comment on your piece that's featured in Seth Apter's blog today...it is wonderful! Congrats on being featured!!!

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  8. Very very cool. I found you through Seth's Style File- and really enjoyed seeing your work there so came here for more-and so happy I did. Love your style!

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  9. I felt the same way, but found the whole process delightful! What a fun day.

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