encaustic on birch 6 x 6
He came out super textured which I'm still debating if I like for portraits in wax - but seems to be what I'm getting lately. I also tried a new encaustic painting technique that encaustic artist Willow Bader uses. She actually squeezes oil paint onto her hot palette and mixes the colors with wax. I'm not sure yet - but I have my palette set up that way at the moment. He's also the by product of working in acrylics for faces. I can actually see a difference in this guy after I've done a few with paint. Lots to learn.
Six and Seven
encaustic on masonite 10 x 10
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I also was the lucky winner of Martha's giveaway on her blog - Ayala Art. I was the winner of her Basic Face Workshop. I've learned so much. Thank you Martha - and I can't say enough, that if you want to learn the basic face - sign up for Martha's workshop!! The Ladies above are a result of the class and its been fun to play around with what all can be done and the many styles for the face. I'm coming to realize that my faces look the same - I can move eyes wider, make noses longer, what ever, but they all sort of come back to what they are... so there I have it - a style :)
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