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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.

 

Pretty In Pink by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Beauty Captured by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Flowers For Valentines by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Late Rose by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

A Ballerina Tying Up Her Ribbons by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Zebra by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Basset Hound by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Kitten by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Kleur by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

A View From Wally Tonkin's Landing by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Cherry Blossom by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

The Southern Cross by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Magical Sky by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Wally Tonkin's Landing by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Blow Out Those Candles by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Profile 01 by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Open Ended Story by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Burra Creek Gorge by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

True Blue by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Waterlily by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Water Lilly Reflection by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Little Clown Lost by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Pelican On A Misty Morning by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Spring Fever by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Milang by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Kookaburra by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Australian Parrot by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Soft Pink by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

It's Party Time by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Overflow by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Just A Little Water by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

A Bit Of Colour by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

A Whale Of A Time by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Hibiscus at Play by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Down The Drain by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Dancing Ribbons by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Floral Abstract by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Shopping Frenzy by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Pond or Garden? by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Dolphin In The Wake by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Proud Lion by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

If Only by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Rushes by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Fire Meets Water by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

The Lonely Hibiscus by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Reeds by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Surf's Up by Zilpa Van der Gragt

 

Spring is in The Air by Zilpa Van der Gragt