|Using a palette knife to add a new layer of paint and cold wax|
|Using a pottery scraper to reveal previous layers|
|The invaluable squeegee|
During the first session, students had to work on trusting that their pieces would turn out to be paintings. Oil and wax pieces undergo many changes and at first they may not look so great! By the end of the two sessions, the work was looking wonderful. I managed to get photos of most of the finished work and there are many more pieces waiting for more oil and wax.
|This student let me guide her toward eloquent simplicity in her work. Here's a piece on plaster with a touch of collage.|
|Here she lets earlier layers come through.|
|In earlier stages|
|The finished piece|
|An abstract landscape-again a perfect blend of stillness and movement|
Here's what the piece looks like when the tape is removed. The border sets off the pieces on paper beautifully. We had a lot of fun at the end of the second day when one student peeled the tape off her paper piece. It made such a difference! Others were going to wait, but we ended with a frenzy of tape-removing.
|The first reveal!|
Here are some more reveals:
I'll be teaching a one day oil and cold wax class at Art and Soul Retreat here in Portland, OR on March 6. Only two spots left! People are loving this medium!