Artzilla Spotlight 

The live auction for our yearly painting event “Artzilla” is this Friday. Every year about 10 of us get together at the Arts in the Heart festival in Augusta, GA and paint live. It’s fun to interact with the public and watch the creative process in action. 

This year we had the opportunity to add some new blood and it was my pleasure to get to know Ellie Benson of Cargo Collective. Her abstract encaustic work is expressive and fun. Here’s a shot of the large piece she created during the event. It reminds me very much of this Givenchy slip dress I’ve been obsessing over from the SS2017 ready to wear collection. I’ve got rusty puddles on the brain this fall:-) -Staci 


Process

I’m still waiting for photos of everyone’s finished paintings from Artzilla so I thought I’d post some process pics I took over the weekend. 

my inspiration

first i made paint blobs on olastic.

texture paste underneath then my favorite reds

layed out the flowers first

i used a photograph of my Ruby for reference

playing with neutrals

Ruby Do