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One thing we love about the start of the summer season is our artists dropping off their latest work for us to share with you.
Artist Linda Rzoska recently brought in stunning new work that is eerie, beautiful, and has the same striking detail and contrast that is so characteristic of her work.
Behind the scenes of her process:
As a mixed media artist, her process always starts out with a drawing, usually either in graphite or ink.
The finished drawing is one component of the finished artwork. Other components can be paintings created with tusche, high textured oil pastel paintings, and sometimes watercolor or acrylic color field paintings.
She creates high resolutions scans of all the components and layers them digitally using Adobe Photoshop. She utilizes layer masks and layer modes to create the final compositions. The final digital compositions are then printed on archival paper with archival ink.
In the encaustic pieces there are other additional steps. The archival paper with archival ink is dry-mounted to gatorboard then encaustic is hand applied. The encaustic process involves applying the wax, adding texture with a wire brush, heating areas with a heat gun, scrapping areas, and adding color with color encaustic and oil pastel.
Come and see her new work in person!
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