Sunday, September 26, 2010

Cold Wax Project

At http://www.gulfsprite.com Christy has a coldwax class going on...I have my project going...
There is a layer of color and papers...then this layer of color and wax for texture...
usually...i go a little too dark on my backgrounds so i am working them reversed with this project....i am not sure that the project will turn out any better than the other way around
but it is an experiment just the same.
Christy has many videos for this class...ALL informative and inspirational..i really like adding my textures in the wax..quick! and the wax smells so nice.
use oils with this technique and i was glad that Christy uses the water oils first it is what i had
but i am sensitive to regular oil paint so it is water oils for me...
working with the cold wax is less hazardous i think too and the effects are creamy and deep...
i really like this new technique a lot!
check her class out though...you will not be disappointed and reasonably priced too!!!

6 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You find the best classes to take. You are so lucky to be able to take these classes. This is one I find especially interesting. Maybe it's because of the effects you got, because I sure like what I see.

grrl + dog said...

ooh..

keep going..this looks interesting.

Christy said...

Mary I am loving your piece so far! Thanks for the shout out about the class. Looking forward to seeing your next steps!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I love this process...though I know very little about the correct way to get such an ethereal impression. Well done my dear friend. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Sarah said...

I love the look of the textures in your work Mary. I am not sure what coldwax is but it sounds like a fun medium to use!

Debrina said...

I went over and took a look at the workshop advert, Mar. Good value by the look of it. I have bookmarked it for future reference. What you've done here is very beautiful - I love teh subtlety of colour and layering.