"Remember the Sun Rise"
"Remember the Wind"
"There is Joy"
These first three paintings were selected to be shown at the Carnegie Art Center annual show. I pick them up on Saturday the final day of the month long show. I received lots of questions about what cold wax was and the process of using it to create paintings. I will probably do a demonstration at the art center later this fall.
I scratch in words sometimes in the under paintings. The words are usually my inspiration for the painting. But sometimes are just there for texture. With these paintings above I had a little outer space theme going. I am a bit of a trekkie from way back.
This one is done on a canvas panel that had a failed watercolor painting glued to it. I tried to pull the painting off but ended up with a rough border all around.The mistake is now an interesting painting.
I wish you could see these in person. A photo just does not show the depth of the painting, the textures and subtle colors that come from the under paintings showing through. One suggestion is that I go bigger with these paintings. The largest so far has been 11 x 14. Therefore, I am working on a 18 x 20 canvas that I have in the studio.
For those of you who are curious. Here is a link to Rebecca Crowell's article about her cold wax paintings. Rebecca has been using and teaching this method for years. One of her workshops is on my to-do list for next year. http://oilandwax.ning.com/notes/Basic_Cold_Wax_and_Oil_Procedures
This video will help you understand a bit more on how I use this method. http://oilandwax.ning.com/video/ruth-andre-fine-art-cresting-creek
I have about four or five more paintings in process in the studio right now. There are so many different techniques to experiment with that I cannot stop. I have run out of panels and now am working on larger canvases that I have in stock. If I decide that I do not like the canvas to paint on, I will get my sweetie to make some cradled panels in larger sizes. Photos of of the new set will follow shortly. Don't let me forget to update the blog!