Friday, January 30, 2015

Inspired by an Amazing Discovery

I'm working on a group of three oil/cold wax pieces, 24" x 24" on deep cradled panels. I'm inspired here by the discovery in 2013 of the skeleton of the controversial King Richard III of England (1452-1485.) The body was found under a parking lot in Leicester, England. It's a moving and fascinating story.

I'm working backward, so here is the third part of the series.

Hic Jacet Ricardus Rex  #3              OIl/Cold Wax on Deep Cradled Panel

If you'd like to learn more about this compelling story, check out this video and this book, not to mention many internet sites.


Linda Kunsman said...

this is so full of richness and depth Serena, just beautiful! I love reading about the interesting stories and such that inspire you. One day I hope to be able to try the oil and cold wax technique.

Serena Barton said...

Thank you, Linda! You are so kind to post comments here--this is linked to FB and most people comment there--but I know you've read the whole post!

My book on oil/cold wax is due out mid-August. I hope it will give you the tools you need to try this magical medium. I know you'd love it!

Warm Wishes!