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Spottters
03-19-2014, 05:03 PM
As always...working away...Making some smaller stuff, I will be trading a 12X12's with another encaustic artist who's work I admire, so I am making several. These are really like little exercises...practice for the big panels. Let me know your thoughts, especially related to the textured one.

12X12
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Mar-2014/984009-Untitled_12X12_3_19_2014A.jpg


11X14
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Mar-2014/984009-Untitled_11X14X2_3_19_2014.jpg

18X24
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Mar-2014/984009-Untitled_18X24_3_19_2013.jpg

birdhs
03-19-2014, 05:10 PM
What's not to like?

I really love the texture, but I also assumed your encaustics would be fairly textured anyway.

Spottters
03-19-2014, 05:13 PM
I was referring to the second (11X14) in particular....I added texture on top of what would have been a glossy painting....I kind of like it....but was not sure if it really worked

davefriend
03-19-2014, 05:46 PM
These are all excellent, you have become really good at this Betsy!!!

ChristyQ
03-19-2014, 06:57 PM
Beautiful! I love the colors and texture.

abstractca
03-19-2014, 07:00 PM
the first and third really draw me in because they have such rich colors

Katie Black
03-19-2014, 08:14 PM
The first one is great, the second one I am unsure of, it looks flat and dull in comparison, but that could be partly because you have placed it between the two vibrant pieces, it may very well suit someone that prefers something more subdued.

davefriend
03-19-2014, 10:17 PM
On that second one, I liked the different look of the 'texture' of it even though whatever process made that happen maybe also made the color intensity dim. But I would guess that the majority of people like the bright crispness of the other ones.

Trier
03-19-2014, 10:45 PM
The second looks very much like a tapestry to me, very effective in its own way IMHO. I like it.

However, I am drawn to the bright ones.

Regards,
Trier

raeburn10025
03-20-2014, 07:12 AM
These are all very enjoyable.

jimwhalen
03-20-2014, 07:27 AM
Although the texture on the second piece mutes your colors, I like it...it's an interesting variation of your style. Are the colors brighter IRL?

mihaela
03-20-2014, 10:52 AM
I like them all for different reasons. The second one reads more encaustic to me, with the layer of wax subduing the bright colours, but the other two seem more representative of your style, which I admire very much. I love how you manage to preserve the pigment intensity in spite of/ because of wax.

Spottters
03-20-2014, 04:22 PM
Thanks for the feedback....

Jim the colors on all actually are pretty true...as best you can get with a decent photo....The second technique (the applied texture) is something I wont do a lot of, but I think one or two will work within the entire body of work. Some people as Katie said want something softer and more subdued....

Do appreciate the comments