Zilpa Van der Gragt

 
 
 

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Zilpa Van der Gragt

Zilpa Van der Gragt

PyroWax "Where fire meets wax" Langhorne Creek, SA

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My latest paintings are created by using pyrography as my under painting, as this is my preferred method to give extra texture and depth to the painting. Pyrography meaning to write with fire, is used for burning marks into wood. This method is time consuming but I find the result worth it.

The painting is completed by layering molten encaustic medium, (beeswax and damar crystals) mixed with coloured pigment over the under painting. In applying the layers I use many tools to achieve different effects. Each layer is fused to the preceding layer using heat.

I am inspired by the colour, texture and form of fruit and vegetation of all kinds. The challenge of mixing the colours is a procedure that gives me great satisfaction.

 

Burnt Siesta by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Red And White Garlic by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Veg On The Chopping Block by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Fresh Peas and Cherry Tomatoes by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

The Coffee Grinder by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Red Grapes On Green Background by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Peas In A Pod by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Avocado and Garlic by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Cherry Tomatoes on Wood by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Playing With Colours by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

King Of The Chook Yard by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Butterflies Fly by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Sunflower In A Clear Vase by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Sunflower by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Floating Buoys by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Bamboo Abstract in Encaustics by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Blazing Billabong by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Red Flower In Pot by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Time For A Rest by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Distant Alps by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Uluru - Ayers Rock by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Mountainous Landscape by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Grass By Water by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Pink Bloom by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Red Bloom by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Misty Heights by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Little Cutey by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Bonbon Wrapped In Gold by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Tasty Red Cherries by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Zebra 2 by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Old Wooden Steps In Milang by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

A Crashing Wave by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Starry Night by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Zebra Resting by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

The Mysterious Garden by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Distant Sails by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Stormy Sky In The Creek by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Where Are We Now by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Tulips In A Spin by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

The Painted Brick Wall by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

African Daisy by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

The Red Dahlia by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

The rainbow Lorikeet by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

A Bunch Of Flowers In A Woolen Texture by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

The Crystal Vase by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

The Floral Duet by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Jelly Beans by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

A Bed Of Flowers by Zilpa Van der Gragt