Saturday, March 20, 2010

New Patinas/Brass and Copper


A few new combination patinas that I have been playing with in anticipation of upcoming "Tortured Metals"
workshop. I just set off the fire alarm so I'm thinking this will be an outdoor activity.



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21 comments:

Kate said...

Absolutely beautiful patinas! Wow! Vickie, they are just breathtaking in the colors. I'm going to add you to my bloglist. Finally, I have gotten around to it. After reading your old posts and looking at your beautiful work, I was captured by what you said about working at the computer so much, the creative juices weren't flowing as well. Me too. I must get back to some art.
I do stop here to see your work frequently even though I may not comment, I enjoy seeing your beautiful photography as well as your new mixed media. Your AZ friend! Kate (+: P.S. Love the music... my Irish blood!

Margaret Ryall said...

These surfaces are absolutely stunning. I have no idea how you could achieve such beauty but setting off smoke detectors doesn't sound good.

Yogi said...

fabulous patinas. I always enjoy coming to your blog. It's just so inspiring. Thanks

Victoria Pittman said...

Thanks Kate ! I do have fun in the artroom. I just got a torch for the encaustics but I'm still a bit nervous with it.
Kate. I've added your blog to my list too.
Thanks Margaret ..I'm still working on getting up there to NF this summer or fall.
And Thanks Yogi for visiting. I visit yours often as well for inspiration.

Jane Farr said...

Wow!! The colors just pop - very, beautiful work! I know your workshop particpants will be inspired.

Victoria Pittman said...

Thank you Jane. Fun to play again with this.
Looks like a fun group there as usual in South Bend. Can't wait!

Suzi Smith said...

oooh... love the effects.... I 'need' to find out more about this!!! Just a bit too far to pop over for the workshop, lol.

Victoria Pittman said...

Thank you Suzi.
Well, you never know. I'm planning a trip your way on onward to Scotland soon!
Spent some time on your lovely blog. Very inspirational. Added you to my list.
Thanks for visiting!
V

Suzi Smith said...

Thanks victoria... scotland is practically local!! Are you coming over for work or pleasure? ie do you want me to rustle up candidates for a workshop, lol??

Victoria Pittman said...

Pleasure. But let's keep in touch. Would be fun to do an exchange/play day or something!

V

Lorraine Douglas said...

WOW...these are beautiful compositions as well as gorgeous patinas! I answered your comment on my blog....but the whole course was based on an exhibition called SLASH: PAPER UNDER THE KNIFE. I have it hyperlinked in one posting about the class. You can view the exhibition online but also there is a beautiful book you can swoon over. I had to stop cutting, I have those swellings in my fingers...so will give it a rest for a while. I am glad you have a roomful of obsessions, I also have the garage - full...

Have a great weekend!

Dave and Amanda Orr said...

Amazing work--the color and patterns are mesmerizing!

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Beautiful .... mesmerizing and calming. Hypnotic.

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Ange said...

Wow Victoria, the effects are amazing. You need a TORCH for encaustics? I'd be petrified!! WOnderful work :-)

Renee Troy said...

Stunning Victoria...where are you teaching this wonderful technique?

Victoria Pittman said...

Thanks David and Amanda.
Btw. You should take a hike with that camera on Lost Dutchman for a spectacular wildflower display before it is gone.
Thank you Nancy and Ange. and Yes a torch is necessary or a heat gun for those faint of heart....
These pieces were actually patinated metal though which I torched.
Thanks Renee. I'm teaching in Indiana/Michigan area at the end of them month.

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SKIZO said...

Fabulous
Work
good
creations