EROS by Maggie Simonelli
from The Gifts of Venus Series
Encaustic, with MAC Love at First Bite 💄 lipstick, Chinese cinnabar, cochineal, pigments, aluminum leaf, oxidized copper leaf,  and 24 kt gold leaf edged rim on birch panel      20” D

Devotee of Venus, DEVOTION,  from Gifts of Venus series by Maggie Simonelli2017
Encaustic, cosmetics : Dolce & Gabbana Bacio Blush and Dolce & Gabbana Rosa lipstick, oxidized copper leaf, 16 kt pale gold leaf, aluminum leaf,  Japanese Iwamomo glass pigments, pigments,  acrylic, rose oil from Turkey,  and frankincense on birch floating panel       45 “ d

VENUS, from Gift of Venus series  by Maggie Simonelli
Encaustic, crushed pearls, 22 kt gold leaf, oxidized copper leaf,  CHANEL 55 In Love Blush, CHANEL 104 Passion lipstick,  CHANEL  No. 5  eau de perfume,  Japanese glass pigments, Chinese cinnabar, incense of myrrh and frankincense,  Adonis’ semen,  essential oil of roses from Istanbul, CHANEL 117 Rose Petale eye shadow,  CHANEL 112 Iridescent Illusion d’Ombre eyeshadow, acrylic underpainting,  copper leaf oxidized by seawater and foam of the sea from Byblos, Lebanon (ancient site of Venus temple) with 16 kt. pale gold leaf on birch floating panel
45” Diameter

Beauty, The Three Graces, for the Gifts of Venus series by Maggie Simonelli
Encaustic, Dior Blue Lagoon eye shadow, Japanese glass pigments, pigments, aluminum leaf, and acrylics on floating birth panel
30 “ Diameter (sold)


Charm,  The Three Graces for the Gifts of Venus series by Maggie Simonelli
Encaustic , NARS Orgasm and Adoration blush , 16 kt pale gold leaf, Egyptian blue glass pigment, Chinese Cinnabar, Japanese glass pigments, aluminum leaf, and acrylic on floating birch panel    
30” Diameter

Creativity, The Three Graces for the Gifts of Venus series
Encaustic , Bobbi Brown Peach Sugar and Twilight Pink eye shadows , Pale Pink blush and Tawny Brown bronzer, 16 kt pale gold leaf, Arabian Malachite, Japanese glass pigments, aluminum leaf, bee pollen, pigments, and acrylic on floating birch panel    
30” Diameter (sold)