Sapphire - encaustic w/ mixed media 2009

Today’s gem is Sapphire and the colors in this piece are very intense. The blue veining that runs through it has the appearance of colored glass. I find the vibrancy of this color pallet very energizing. Tomorrow’s gem: Jasper


Thea Schrack said...

Thanks for the daily post's, I've so enjoyed seeing your show take shape and only wish I could see in in person.

all the best to you and the coming opening,

Alicia Tormey said...

Thea: Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging comment. It is much appreciated!

Margaret Ryall said...

You really are one very productive artist. I get very guilty seeing what you do every day. It seems I do more thinking about art than actually creating it. As I've said before, I love your gem series and there are so many options when it comes to gems. What a great idea for you to interpret them.

Janet said...

lovely - are you coloring your shellacs or buying colored ones. these are really outstanding, all of your work is.

Alicia Tormey said...

MARGARET: Thanks for your comment –I pushed really hard to create the work for this show and I am in the studio 5 to 6 days a week. I guess that's why they call it artWORK but it is also artPLAY - Feeling pretty lucky these days to be doing waht I love.

JANET: I blend dry pigments into shellac to create the colors that I want – Blues are tricky for some reason so I was happy when this one worked out.

Janet said...

lovely - i have just started to play with encaustics and shellac burns