I want to thank all of you for your condolences and support regarding the passing of great Uncle Truman last week. Your kind words mean so much.
And now that I've teased you about this a few times....drumroll please.... my very first oil and cold wax piece!!
Lavender Fields (6" x 6" Artist's Board)
Here are two close ups to give you a better idea of the heavy texture:
Je me souviens is French for "I remember". I had just purchased a tube of orange oil paint along with a tube of purple. When I was beginning this panel the words purple mountain majesties (from the American anthem "America The Beautiful") were running thru my head but then as I was waiting for the beginning layers to dry out emerged my thoughts of France (my Mom was still visiting there during this time) and I went with it. How I do remember those lavender fields!
So what do you think? All thoughts and criticisms are welcome, and if you have any experience with these mediums please pass along any information that would be helpful. I already have several other wood panels in the works so I can also share with you this WIP in which I used up my excess mixes from my first panel above.
(Yeah, I am learning not to mix so much at one time as the cold wax and oil does go a long way:):)
I am almost finished with this one (oh wait til you see how different it looks now!) and it definitely is not as thick with texture as the first one which means it won't take near as long to dry.
If you ever have the inclination to try this you MUST get Serena Barton's book on this subject- it's the best! And for even further inspiration do check out Serena's website too. I can see how addicting this is so if I want to continue making panels I must figure a way to perhaps sell some. I'm doing what I love but I can't just keep piling things up to sit around.
Linking to Paint Party Friday , the best paint party there is! See you there!
" A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind." Eugene Ionesco