Posted by: onawhimsey | October 18, 2008

At last I did it!

Yep, at last I sat down and created a painting for my entry into the contest being run on

The Art Calendar January 2009 Cover Contest


Basically the reason for this competition is to encourage more people to sign up to this wonderful artist’s site.  It was through the encouragement of my dear husband and great friends that I finally decided to pluck up the courage and create an encaustic painting specially for the contest.  I did feel myself working a little out side of my own comfort zone whilst I tried a new technique with my encaustics.  Not only did I use my trusty hairdryer but also my iron, mini iron, stylus, and tissue!  It took me quite a while to achieve the look I was finally happy with.

This encaustic has been created on a boxed canvas which means that the sides have also been painted and so you can just hang it directly on the wall.  No matter what angle from which you approach the painting there will be another view!  I have to admit this painting was extremely difficult to photograph due to the silver, metallic content.  Anyway, here is Celestial Magic…. see what you think!

On black background Not bad on wall Sideways from right to left side left to right

See what I mean about seeing this painting from different angles and in different light?  I guess the third picture is the most realistic.  Imagine light shining down on it, or daylight through a window.  That is why I called in Celestial Magic!



  1. It is beautiful and what a wonderful job you did..It is magical..

  2. Great Job!!!! I love it.

  3. It is lovely Pat !

  4. Wonderful painting. I like that it has many ways to see it.

  5. I really like the first picture. how is the light hitting that one…straight on? It remeinds me on how difficult it is to take a picture of your work with a camera when the lighting is not consistant. Wonderful painting!

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