Hitchcock Makes An Appearance, Day 13 of 30 Days of 30 Paintings

hitchcok makes an appearance 1-13-2013


I spent Sunday working with Karen Raus who has an amazing studio.  Karen takes amazing photographs and works in encaustics  to transform them into unique artworks. I had the pleasure of joining her in working in making 2 encaustics. I stuck with my watercolor medium as the base but added Alfred Hitchcock on the left  for one of his  quick appearances. Who can forget his signature theme song. Once it is in your head it is going to stay there for awhile.

I loved adding the collage pieces that I made from torn paper which I painted and then soaked in gold based wax. The dark spots are walnut ink. Did I mention Karen has great art supplies. A real treasure trove for an artist.

This is a 6″ by 6″ encaustic work on a 1″ deep cradle board. Looks great hanging on the wall.


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4 Responses to Hitchcock Makes An Appearance, Day 13 of 30 Days of 30 Paintings

  1. Andie

    Love the contrast in this one!

  2. Encaustics are a fun medium to play with. I never thought of combining them with watercolours. I’ve never seen them used with metallic pigments either – great ideas.

    • Yes, I would like to make a small series of these but I was at my friends studio. The watercolors were the base coat. I love metallic pigments, have some luminescent watercolors that I use too but try not to go overboard with them.

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