RipOffs are off and running…;-)

Yesterday evening was opening reception for our RipOff project. We had a good crowd and lots of yummy stuff. I’d made a display of Toblerone chocolates in the shape of the mountain. It looked so pretty, but I forgot to take a picture of it!! So use your imagination…;-)

Artwork from previous years was on display:

Year 1: Vincent van Gogh

Year 2: Gustav Klimt

Year 3: Georgia O'Keeffe

As I said, we had a good turnout:

Kurt Hutterli, our installation artist, did a pre-piece, which was hilarious!
He had found an old rusty hood of a car and painted the mountain on it. Here you can see him explain to one of the innocent bystanders:

Kurt with the remnants of Lawren Harris's car

Today we started for real: we set up our workstations and got serious:

Joanne is painting on a piece of furniture

Leo is making a 3D wooden display

Dianne is using a shive stick to decorate fabric for her quilt

Enid paints with watercolour

Marion is glueing tiny pieces of fabric to make up her collage

Kurt is painting the backdrop for his installation

Russell has a fantastic idea blending two photograph together

My Encaustic piece is taking shape

Although I did manage to wreck the left mountain side later and will have to do some scraping and repairing tomorrow!

Missing from the line-up is Terry, our gang-leader, who unfortunately got sick (hope you will join us soon!) and Barb, who apparently has already finished her garment, but will come on Thursday to finish weaving her matching scarf.

To be continued…;-)


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5 Responses to “RipOffs are off and running…;-)”

  1. Linda Swales Says:

    Thea, I am excited already. Everything is off to a wonderful
    start and I can hardly wait to see them at the end of the week.

  2. sandy Says:

    Thanks for sharing all the pieces that people are working on. What a great idea to see such an array of different ways to ‘rip-off’ an artist’s work!! Thoroughly enjoying this:)

  3. encausticcanada Says:

    Thanks, Linda and Sandy! Hopefully I will have some more pictures tonight of the progress we’re making.

  4. Amy Says:

    What a fun idea, I’ve been planning on doing some knock-offs for practice, and have been setting up my studio for encaustics, I hadn’t thought about making encaustic rip-offs of artists like klimt, I’ll have to try! Thanks for the pics!

  5. Mary-Lee Munro Says:

    Great stuff, Thea!!! ML

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