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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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SCHIMPANSEN Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
cool mixing
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pandalemur Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
I've been brewing up an installation idea under the title and concept of Bokim.

Thankfully it looks nothing like this, but I think you've rendered it very beautifully. Wonderful.
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shamanski Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007   Photographer
girl in the ice
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:iconcogwurx:
cogwurx Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Beautiful. It's like she is being cleansed by water.
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primulatook Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your work is always beautiful...this is a wonderful piece.
i see the flood of tears that named the place...

'when the angel of the Lord finished speaking...the people wept aloud. so they called the place Bokim, which means “weeping”...'
judges 2:4-5 (nlt)
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Killslay-steelclaw Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Professional General Artist
that's so cool i love it so much
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007
hmmm... the fullview doesn't seem to be working but i like what i see from the smallview... a very lovely work. :nod:
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purplenothing Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks like time has frozen a fast flowing river around the person very dramatic :)

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX :)
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jullia-jullia Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
to this one the texture of the oil gives a stronger impact.. and keeps more the photo in its darkness.. nice work ;)
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vasodelirium Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007
so beautyful!:+fav:
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archanN Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
stunning
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NightHalo Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007
The encaustic textures give an erroded feeling to the piece and with the clutched hands near the face, I also get a sense of fear. The coloration and the use of the shadows remind me of comic books ...that sense of urban decay and perhaps the inner form as well. For some reason, the word asylum comes to my mind. Beautiful.
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theillusive417 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007
mmmm i love the texture of these new wax pieces. beautiful!
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courtsie Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007
this looks really sad, but I like it
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