Art of Betty J. Billups

Miniatures: Oil on Porcelain

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Gentle Strength
7x5 Oil on Porcelain

Before moving to the Northwest, and living in the country, 30 miles from town, Billups use to go to what is known as Mountain Man Rendezvous that were held around the western states. Also during that time, she showed at a small gallery in Pinedale Wyoming during their annual Pinedale Rendezvous, held during the summer each year.

Among the mountain men, were two fellas, father and son, by the name of Golden. Many people are familiar with Charlie Golden, for James Bama kind of made him famous with a portrait painting he did of him back in the early or mid '70s. This is Charlie's son!!!

As in the other section with mountain men head studies on this web site, Billups also photographed many awe inspiring moments...such as this one. During this same time, she also used to go to Pinedale WY, where they would have mountain man events, celebrating that era of the U.S.history.

This was created in oils on a fine porcelain sheet, by the same company that creates the extremely large and thick tiles that NASA uses on the outside of the Space Shuttle, for heat protection. These small, fine quality porcelains, however, are made for circuit boards for computer controlled products (well, they use to, back in the '80s...pretty sure they no longer do. What she has in stock will probably be the end of these creations, thus making them an excellent investment...if "rarity" is one of the points in qualifying something as "valuable"!!!

They are extremely fine quality, and very durable. The oil that the images are created with, is very stable, since the tiles are porous, thus accepting the pigment into it’s surface, making a permanent binding.

The rich and intense quality of the colors in these creations have little to do with the porcelain itself, but solely to the artist’s ability and vision. It does take special handling of the pigment, for once a color is placed on the porcelain, it is very likely to stain the surface, and thus damage the final outcome.

As far as the artist's knowledge, there is no one else in the country that is creating images of this caliper and design, on these fine quality porcelain plates.

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