Hello and Happy Wax on Wednesdays !
This week continuing the layers with cold wax on Arches Oil Paper. These middle layers are often what I call the "Character Layers", because although much of it may get covered up in the end, some of the exciting texture and interesting marks made in the cold wax medium will remain . Building on these beautiful textures and marks in the wax is part of the wonderful draw to this wonderful medium.
When I work abstractly during these middle layers I am still searching for where they may take me . Exploring color , mark , line, and creating fun texture so that I don't become too detailed at this stage of the painting. Next week we will hone in and finish up these little paintings with the final layers.
Want to dive in to an exciting cold wax painting journey ? "Cold Wax Journal Journey" is a full forever access online workshop with tons of projects to get you started on an exciting journey in cold wax painting. There are lots of fun projects approaching several styles and lots of building techniques for cold wax painting.
If you have taken workshops from me in the past you will know that I LOVE to create handmade journals to house works created on paper ! In this workshop we will create a beautiful cold wax journal to house all of the techniques and projects we have worked on in the course .
Click HERE to see all of the details for this journey into cold wax painting .
Supplies I used this week:
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Hope you enjoy this week's cold wax painting project !
xo and happy creating :)
Shari Replogle is an artist sharing her encaustic and other artistic adventures each week here on the blog and on Youtube. Her full line of workshops featuring encaustic and metal are on this site under available workshops.