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Bokim - The Message by kevissimo Bokim - The Message by kevissimo
"...and so now you know"
(and they called that place Bokim)

encaustic wax oilgraph on wooden panel
14x11
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Istillcan Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007
Ahh I loved this too. I can't remember if I told you that either. This must have been right around the time you cut me off from here and there.
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warnertoddjames Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
great job :clap: is this a long process to do. Great colours and textures here :)
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kevissimo Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you....and it is. With the addition of the wax it pretty much adds two more days to it...
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warnertoddjames Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
4 the dry time? ....do you heat the wax?
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kevissimo Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
With the oil it varies....the thinnest layers are dry to the touch in about 3 days. White takes a little longer since it's safflower or sunflower seed oil based. Thicker layers are weeks to months. So I give the thin layered one about a month before varnishing and the others at least 6 mos. But...with the wax there's no need to varnish.

And yeah, you have to heat in a double boiler. It's a pure beeswax so it takes alot of heat and cools nearly instantly as soon as you put it down. So it goes down one brush stroke at a time, which with larger pieces can take all day. Then you have to set the wax and smooth it with a hair dryer or heat gun. Then it's like painting and that takes as long as it takes. All of that happens before any paint goes down...so it's pretty time consuming....
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warnertoddjames Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
well thank you for the great description :) They look great!!
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SavageArtsVal Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007
This is one of your best in the 'white' period. I really love it!
V
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kevissimo Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
You rock....thank you. She's one of my favorites.....
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SavageArtsVal Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
As are you one of mine :D
Hugs,
V
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cipher-0x Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007  Professional General Artist
Great texture and powerful use of contrast!
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