Thursday, September 24, 2015
Friday, September 18, 2015
Abstract Marsh 16 x 16
Beach Balls 16 x 16
Bubbles 16 x 16
Round The Block 16 x 20
Last month I took a cold wax medium workshop with an emphasis on abstract. The class was with Cindy Walton. It was so different then my normal painting and very freeing. I always enjoy looking at encaustic paintings. The difference is that encaustic is using hot wax and you really need a studio with great ventilation and maybe doing it outside is the best. Since I am not in that environment I was really interested in trying cold wax with oil paints and oil sticks. I didn't realize or remember from art history that the Egyptians used wax in their arts. Also, Rembrandt and Van Gogh used it.
Sorry that my posts have been few and far between. It seems like I may have to get a new computer. It is running very slowly and I am sure it is outdated.
Here are a few paintings from the workshop. They are oil paintings with cold wax medium. They are all on panels. I haven't signed these paintings yet, but they are mine and copyrighted.