Saturday, April 17, 2010

ENCAUSTIC WAX COLLAGE-BLOOMING SPIRIT

ENCAUSTIC WAX COLLAGE

“BLOOMING SPIRIT”

"Blooming Spirit"

SOLD-Thank you Dawn!

This is the third in my encaustic wax collage series. I must say, I think I have finally honed in on the style I want to use in this series. I created “Blooming Spirit” by using some of the flowers from my garden that I had dried a few years ago. I used mostly roses, baby’s breath and some odds and ends. I painted the face with oils and used several different gels and glazes, some acrylics too. I then placed encaustic wax over the flowers to preserve and added gold highlights. She is 11"w x 22" h.

Close-up detail

Here is the story I have given her, taken from my book , She Who Whispers.

“Blooming Spirit”

Her home was far away and she longed for the roots that had for so long held her life together; friends, family and familiar surroundings. Time passed as she quietly endured her sorrow. Finally, she rejoiced, for her soul, who knew far more than she, revealed a great truth: “Change is growth, you must bloom where you are planted.”
~Cheryl Dolby~

Another close-up

I have just placed her on Etsy for you to view there. She can be purchased on etsy or you can contact me directly through my e-mail. I take all credit cards, including, MC, Visa, AExpress and Discover. I also accept checks.

Hope you like her.

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15 comments:

  1. I think it is so cool that you incorporated flowers from your garden! I've never seen encaustic wax..

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  2. She is beautiful as is her story. I could spen an hour here just viewing your work..so much inspiration!
    k

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  3. I love the colours and texture. Simply beautiful.

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  4. Awesome piece, Cheryl! The texture and colors are stunning. Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  5. Fabulous piece of art, your painting is beautiful and it's so lovely using flowers from your own garden too. The wax looks like it gives it another dimension, so textural.

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  6. I find it so hard to believe you are using encaustic wax, it's fabulous! You could certainly teach people over here, all the stuff I've seenin the UK is drab landscapes...x

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  7. I don't know that process but each one you do is more beautiful than the last. I love that you used your own garden flowers. She's just beautiful Cheryl. The poem, again...just makes her more wonderful.

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  8. Your encaustic wax technique really sets this piece off. The detail views are stunning and the finished piece is simply amazing. I LOVE it.

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  9. Oh my gosh, she is simply amazing, how gorgeous.
    debby

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  10. She is SO beautiful, I love the style you're using for your collages- it's wonderful! And the fact that you incorporated bits from your garden; what an intriguing idea!

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  11. This made my heart skip a beat, truly beautiful Cheryl, and as for her story, well that just adds to this truly, truly wonderful piece....x

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  12. Wahooooooooooooo she is coming to live with me, can't wait for her to get here!!!! She is so special as I said before Cheryl, I am one happy lady xxx

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