Gotham City by Alison Howson

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What I imagine Gotham City would look like!!
Acrylic and Encaustic on Canvas


abstract, blue, acrylic, urban, encaustic

Painter and amateur photographer, based on the South Coast of NSW.
Colour is my inspiration and my joy.

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  • Impressionism
    Impressionismover 4 years ago

    what a wonderful imagination you have dear Alison,
    brilliant painting, so amazing are the colours, i love the light!
    fantastic work!!

  • Maria Louise Moore
    Maria Louise M...over 4 years ago

    It’s very colourful! Just out of interest, how much is acrylic and how much is encaustic?

  • Alison Howson
    Alison Howsonover 4 years ago

    Thanks Maria Louise M and K Bock for you comments.
    The sky and its reflection were underpainted in acrylic. The buildings were blacked out, and then I used mainly orange and red encustic to give them life. From there it was a mix of acrylic and encaustic – colouring, texturing…. adding reflections and lights, until I got the effect I was after.

    The very bright colours – turpuoise, magenta, red, white, orange and yellow are encaustic. I find it has a lovely density which is gret when you need strong colour. I make my own wax base in muffin trsyd. Then I melt the result with pure pigment – this gives me the dense colour I need,

  • AnneK
    AnneKover 4 years ago

    Maria asked the question I was going to ask! I think this is wonderful and a great mixed media success.

  • Maria Louise Moore
    Maria Louise M...over 4 years ago

    Thanks for the explanation. It’s an interesting mixture of media!

  • Alison Howson
    Alison Howsonover 4 years ago

    I love the rich texture and colour depth achieved with encaustic, but the more “traditonal” fantasy-style of encaustic work doesn’t appeal so much. I know combining encaustic with acrylic is unusual, but it works for me!! I’ve also covered a couple with a resin glaze – that seems to work just fine – and of course they shine as though under glass!!

  • Elisabeta Hermann
    Elisabeta Hermannover 4 years ago

    Looking forward seeing more and more of them in Café!

    Betty Hermann,

    Saturday, January 09, 2010

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 4 years ago

    syunning depiction ,congratulations on the feature LIZ

  • luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast
    luvapples down...over 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature in Impressionism Cafe. This painting is absolutely stunning, and I really appreciate your ‘how to’ answer to K. Encaustic fascinates as a medium me.

  • sky   princess
    sky princessover 4 years ago

    Great beautiful work!!

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