Hey Friends, A little more about the Cold Wax paintings that I created in the workshop taught by Gina Louthian-Stanley. The LRA sponsored the retreat at Camp Alta Mons in Shawsville, Va. If you live in SW Va. you should consider joining the League of Roanoke Artists.
Top image is a collage of various finds into the wax & oil. (I found the leaves on a walk,one little hydrangea bloom on the floor and the unfinished butterfly is a paper towel) And the danged yellow wax mixture is still SOFT and comes off easily.!! The image above is another collaged piece. I have to finish the birds head and this piece seems to be hard enough or should I say dry enough to work on some more. When I got the base coat of purples and yellow-oranges on the board I put it in the oven on the lowest setting to see what would happen. Then collaged into it. I think that's the only reason it's so firm/dry.
This is a DF collaged into the gob of wax mixture and stamped . Still to soft to do anything with it.
This was stamped several times, the shells added and Lilly pushed into the wax. And I think I can work on it more now. I will test spraying with a varnish on the driest one. Should be interesting.
I love the process and the feel but I don't think I'll be spending much time with this technique. I'm too impatient and I'll drive myself crazy if I fight my nature. I would like to attempt a Dreamy fairytale theme I have in my head for my granson's room. I can put down a layer and let it sit and dry at it's own pace and come back to it every year until it's done. It should be ready for my GREAT granson.