|Very early stages left to dry.|
All the students were experienced painters but had not used cold wax before. They had to learn to let layers dry and not to overwork the pieces in the early stages, which we all tend to do when we're starting out in this medium.
The trick is to work on a lot of pieces at once to let layers dry and also to become looser.
By the second day, all the artists had loosened up wonderfully and explored a lot of options in color, composition, incising, scraping back, and texturing. Thanks to all of you for a wonderful weekend!
|Adding collage elements using cold wax medium as the glue|
|Adding and spreading paint and wax with a palette knife|
|Using a brayer to spread paint and texture|
|A beautiful and dynamic finished piece.|
|Closeup of above|
|Detail from the piece at the top of the post. The piece was inspired by a painting of a young woman carrying another on her back.|