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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:37 pm 
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...... the finishing pieces in a room can be the most fun and/or struggle
......a friend is building a new "rack" for my dedicated space
......and I have been thinking about what might finish off the space on the wall behind the rack

......my sister is an artist and has recently been working with a "new" art form called Encaustic
......very old art form and intensive to do

......Encaustic is created by applying a wax medium (beeswax and demar resin) mixed with pigment, to a hard, but porous surface. Wood is the best because it doesn’t bend but it can absorb the wax. Because the wax does not remain liquid for long, it a medium not conducive for detailed work

.....she came up with an idea ....4 small (7 X 7) music related icons/characters of my choosing
.....so I chose 2 in Indigo Blue and 2 in Red....a sax player...a trumpet player...a guitarist and a drummer
.....this won't be seen in many other rooms!

- one of the sketches of hers I chose

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- starts with a piece of wood

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- then she mixes and builds up the colour

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- then she adds layers of wax

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- and then the figure/icon is applied

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- and here is the red in process

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.....then they will all be framed ....and then hung!!

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What finishing touches are in your rooms/spaces???


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:27 pm 
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A couple of small hooked rugs, hooked by a very talented friend.

They also "happen" to be installed on room reflection points. I added a one -inch pad of open-cell foam on the backs, for additional absorption.

Can't post pix just now, as I'm posting from Mexico on my laptop, and the pix are at home on a different 'puter.

NICE artwork, Cat9!!!

Saludos!

del Sol


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:41 am 
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del Sol wrote:
A couple of small hooked rugs, hooked by a very talented friend.

They also "happen" to be installed on room reflection points. I added a one -inch pad of open-cell foam on the backs, for additional absorption.

Can't post pix just now, as I'm posting from Mexico on my laptop, and the pix are at home on a different 'puter.

NICE artwork, Cat9!!!

Saludos!

del Sol


Thanks! Anything personally done by a friend/family member is sweet!
Would like to see them when you get home.

Enjoy Mexico!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:08 pm 
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Here they are complete and framed.
I won't have them till late April when my sister visits Manitoba but she sent a pic.

She reminded me that they are more intense in colour in person - and the characters are more defined.

Nice to have original pieces done by someone you love! Can't wait to have them in my room.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:22 pm 
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Nice. Particularly like the trumpet player bottom left.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:39 pm 
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Nice,enjoy!
Please post pictures of your custom rack,when ready,I would love to see it.
George


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:11 pm 
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eastender wrote:
Nice. Particularly like the trumpet player bottom left.



Thank-you....I specifically wanted her to sketch a trumpet because I played for years.
....memories as it were!!

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Nice,enjoy!
Please post pictures of your custom rack,when ready,I would love to see it.
George



Thanks George - I will.
My buddy does this as a hobby so he's in his workshop as much as he can when not running his business.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:22 pm 
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Beautiful artwork! And nice that it has a personal connection.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:13 am 
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That's great! Encaustic is a difficult medium for sure but you get beautiful results...
Here is an acrylic I did for my room, with more planned...

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:33 am 
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Art is so much more meaningful when it has been created by someone close to you or by yourself.
Really like what you both have there. Really sweet! Nice work!


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That's great! Encaustic is a difficult medium for sure but you get beautiful results...
Here is an acrylic I did for my room, with more planned...

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I am jealous of your skills. Very nice job!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:35 am 
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Very nice! Some talented folks around here.


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mantisory wrote:
That's great! Encaustic is a difficult medium for sure but you get beautiful results...
Here is an acrylic I did for my room, with more planned...

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That is stunning mantisory!! I envy your skills.....and my sister's!!
Artistic I am not!! :(


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:39 am 
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Bought in Ashley's for under 30 bucks.


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Bought in Ashley's for under 30 bucks.


Nice!
I've seen items like this - what's it made of? Metal of some kind?


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