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.


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

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

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

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

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

  6. Anonymous4:23 PM

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

  7. 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!

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


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