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Daily Art Thread Tuesday 1st April ...... not an April fool just lots of pretty art to see

(Hazel Rayfield) #1

This is the place to show and chat about all things Art …

(Hazel Rayfield) #2

This is one of my Encaustic art works : Sunset Windsurfer.

It is mounted in a double mount ready to mount …

(Nifty) #3

This is lovely. Until I moved to the coast a couple of years ago I’d have thought you were being imaginative with your colours, but I now know that the sea and sky really do come in an amazing variety of hues!

Can I ask what encaustic means? I’ve seen it often, I’ve googled, but I really don’t “get” it. don’t go into trade secret details of course!

(Trevor Harvey) #4

Good morning all, I like how easy it is to post a listing on here, so to celebrate, here’s one of my favourites:

Though I must admit it comes without the frame!

(Hazel Rayfield) #5

Hi Heather

I do use a bit of my imagination in the sunsets, my style is a bit impressionist too :smile:

Encaustic actually means to “burn in” from the Greek translation …

But when used here as Encaustic Art, it means this is painted in a special wax (encaustic) paint … I use heat tools to heat up the wax and paint it on with hot irons and stylus tools … it is amazing to work with, the sheen when I have finished a piece and polished it is wonderful. They can be, but don’t need to be framed, I sell a lot of small ones postcard size especially which sit on a mini easel, I sell them either hard backed or mounted so they have structure as the wax has a great texture in some of my pieces too …

I have some online videos of me painting if you would like to see how I do it …

(Stephanie Guy) #6

I’m working on one of these today

(Stephanie Guy) #7

@SianFolksy that was an attempt to do a clickable picture with the same code as before…didn’t work very well as you can see the code - should I do something different?

(Sian ) #8

Looks like you’ve just got an extra bit of code underneath the first image? But there’s an easier way to post clickable images now :smile:

(Sian ) #9

I’m glad you asked, I was wondering about that yesterday!

(Hazel Rayfield) #10

I hope my explanation above explains Encaustic OK :smile:


(Helen Smith) #11

Posting something from my other shop and testing the clickable link…

Well that seems to have worked nicely, thanks @SianFolksy and Discourse! :smile:

(Hazel Rayfield) #12

OK this is one of my Encaustic Art postcard size … I am trying out the image with a link, hope it works :slight_smile:

(Hazel Rayfield) #13

Helen that is lovely :slight_smile:

(Helen Smith) #14

Thank you Hazel! This is from my new proper grown up shop :wink:

And now I must be away down to my shed to make more things to put in it, but I will check back in at lunchtime to see what’s going on.

(Trevor Harvey) #15

Just experimenting with this direct link posting thingy…

Ah, good stuff, that actually works well, and is a lot easier than the old forum…

(Hazel Rayfield) #16

I am liking this new forum, I have just had a sale as a direct result of posting here today :smile:

(Stephanie Guy) #17

Congrats Hazel :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

(Stephanie Guy) #18

Practising clickable links…

(Nifty) #19

excellent explanation, thank you. I tried to reply earlier but got locked out again, I’m back now! Thoroughly recommend watching Hazel’s videos, it’s fascinating - and I can’t wait to receive my purchase!!

(Nifty) #20

guilty as charged! I’m usually very restrained in my purchasing, but your video about the process was so enticing.