Jeannie Zelos's Gallery
Gallery About the Artist
Lovely violet and maroon pansies nestling among varied green foliage. Encaustic beeswax on canvas, ready to hang. As with all encaustics the smell is wonderful, reminiscent of high summer and bees. It simply needs a rub with a soft cloth occasionally to bring back the lustre of the pure beeswax, and gradually the wax will harden and cure til this needs doing perhaps once per year. Encaustic paintings, like all fine artwork should never be hung in direct sunlight. For those people worried about melting, wax melts at 130. in the words of a famous American encaustic artist.. If my art is melting in your home you have a bigger problem, your house is on fire...
tracks and trails
Heavy textured encaustic beeswax artwork, in shades of maroons and greens, with highlights of metallic interference medium to enhance parts with a soft shimmer.This work was inspired by the remains of the tracks and trails in the nearby woodlands with falling leaves and muddy parts hiding and revealing the underlying tracks. Its mounted in a cream mount and framed in a gold wood frame.
Beautiful huge crimson poppies on a background of mixed green foliage, this work is textured as in the process of creating an encaustic work I scrape back and reveal underlying layers and colours and allow the wax to settle into raised areas in other parts. It does not need framing, the sides of the canvas have been painted with oil pastel to re-create the feeling of a frame. Encaustic painting simply need a rub with a soft cloth occasionally to restore the luscious glass like sheen. Ready to hang. Now sold but similar works may be commissioned.
Beautiful spring day, pink blossom in the trees, bees and butterflies are busy about their work, squirrels dart among the branches, birds are flying about attracting each others attention. Two cats are quietly stalking the rabbits. Among the myriad of colourful wild flowers the ladybirds and snails are quietly browsing.
Beach Huts at Wells.
White roses and blue velvet
A cluster of single white roses, similar to Kiftsgate, picked from my garden in July are arranged into a still life on folds of midnight blue velvet. Tiny white petals on the roses have golden stamens, a few petals have fallen from the spray onto the velvet. The fabric is folded over and back on itself creating deep Prussian shadows and soft highlights along the top of the folds.
St John the Baptist Church, Aylmerton.
My local church nestles gently in the norfolk countryside. It's one of Norfolks' round towered churches. I've exaggerated the colours and made use of my favourite Gold paint...It's height of summer as can be seen from the cloudless cerulean sky and the trees which are in full green leaf.