Dark Pine ACEO by Eliabetha Fox

Dark Pine Watercolour ACEO

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Dark Pine ACEO by Elizabetha Fox

Dark Pine ACEO by Elizabetha Fox

I have been making a set of small paintings, wax encaustic and watercolour. they are ACEO size, which is 2.5 x 3.5 inches. some of them are abstract and some are small versions of some of my larger works. You can see them all by looking under the ACEO tab at the top of the page and some of them are making their way into my gallery Elizabetha Fox

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Aurora Beam by Elizabetha Fox

AURORA BEAM, Northern Lights

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Aurora Beam by Elizabetha Fox

Aurora Beam by Elizabetha Fox

 

The Iceland Series of Paintings is based on my Visit to Iceland.  Here is an extract from my diary of the visit to the interior wilderness of Icelnd – Sprengisandur. The Diary can be seen in my blog Not at Home on WordPress

The Sprengisandur Wilderness is so barren that every time a discernible feature appears I spring up with the camera, to record this unusual occurrence. Some rocks, a valley, a pool of milky water. Eventually a very large dam of pale green water receding forever into the mist, which is punctuated by pylons. The road improves, the bus whizzes over the rutted surface, flying across narrow bridges spanning the green milkstuff. We stop at a hotel, the second of two, the first being the ‘Highland Hotel’ – not half. A stop where we must all take off our shoes and pay £2.50 to visit the toilet.

Once again the bus turns onto a rutted black lava-sand track, the bumpiest of the lot, travelling as it does over unyielding lava flows. We can tell we are nearing Landmannalaugar when we see bright green moss carpeting the hills; the appearance is of a sci-fi unearthly place, maybe as in Tolkien’s poem;

“The world was young,
The mountains green,
No stain yet on the Moon was seen,
No words were laid on stream or stone
When Durin woke and walked alone.
He named the nameless hills and dells;
He drank from yet untasted wells;
He stooped and looked in Mirrormere,
And saw a crown of stars appear,
As gems upon a silver thread,
Above the shadow of his head.”

Multicoloured hills appear, in those volcanic colours we are growing accustomed to, and then the camp-site. We had anticipated that it would be crowded, but not that is would be a dingy, maybe even squalid patch of stony bog-ridden mud, plagued with tents, a ring of buzzing and roaring Jeeps around the edges.

Disembarking, keeping our luggage out of the mud and trudging to reception, has the flavour of WW1 soldiers arriving at Vimy Ridge or some other far flung trench, to burrow a shelter from the wind and make a home for themselves in the muddy fields.

In the rain, we put up the tent by a small river, or ditch, and looking out we can see a tiny snipe bobbing up and down – its head going like those woodpecker toys. There are three sheep across a boggy meadow and a crowd of undressed people beside a waft of steam in the middle of this meadow.

Sprengisandur is only accessible during summer and is impassable in winter because of the snow, and in spring because of floods. In medieval times, the area derived its name from the fact that for hundreds of kilometers, there was no fodder for horses, and no human habitation to take shelter in.  This feature gave the area its name: it is derived from Icelandic noun sandur “sand”, which denotes the volcanic ash deserts of the center of the island, and the verb sprengja that means “to ride a horse to death; to be on the point of bursting after running for too long”. One needed to ride as fast as possible, nearly driving the horses to death, to cross the mountain desert and reach the inhabited regions of the island again before one ran out of victuals.

The watercolour painting is unframed on archival handmade artists watercolour paper
Size of painting A4 size
width 210 mm
height 300 mm
8 x 12 inches

PINK SPORES Elizabetha Fox

Pink Spores

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PINK SPORES Elizabetha Fox

PINK SPORES

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PINK SPORES – Original Wax Encaustic Painting – Abstract Painting – Nature Painting – ElizabethAFox

This painting is a wax encaustic, oil paint and ink piece, with collage, on size A3 heavy hand made watercolour paper.

The colours are dream like and magical and the space is altered within the work.

The painting is unframed on heavy weight archival paper

Size of  painting
width 420 mm
height  290 mm

16.5 x 11.5 inches

Pink Seedpods by Elizabetha Fox

Pink Seed Pods

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Pink Seedpods by Elizabetha Fox

PINK SEED PODS – Original Wax Encaustic Painting – Abstract Landscape Painting – Yorkshire Painting – ElizabethAFox

This painting is a wax encaustic, oil paint and ink piece, with collage, on size A4 heavy paper. The colours are dream like and magical and the space is altered within the work.

The painting is unframed on heavy weight archival paper

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The painting is signed lightly in pencil by me EAFOX

Size of painting
width 300 mm
height 200 mm

12 x 8 inches