Archives for the month of: December, 2016

Messing around with cold wax and oil paints…

My friend Connie and I just attended a 4 week session class on painting with cold wax, taught by George Wade Carmichael- a fabulous teacher. George is incredibly knowledgeable about historical painting techniques and materials.

However, it was the total opposite of what I had read about cold wax painting on-line!

I was expecting to do heavy textural layers of cold wax, with squeegees and sharp mark making objects.

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Initial sketch idea in acrylic and collage

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Painting in cold wax and oil- still in progress

Instead we worked with the smallest brushes I have ever seen and laid down super-fine layers of translucent colors of oil and cold wax, starting with a foundation of complimentary colors which de intensified the application of color on the next layers. So completely different from my usual approach to painting which is lots of applications of thick saturated colors with complimentary colors laid beside each other, not in layers.

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The inspiration for my sketch came from this lovely photo of my niece, Louisa Lily Bell

With this technique I appear to have a softer and more detailed image that I would normally paint.

Must be the tiny brushes!

The painting is not finished as I ran out of my mixture of cold wax and thinner while painting. George showed us how to cook it up in the microwave-so I made a batch this evening. I’m liking the translucent layers- and the contrasting opaque areas too.

As you might be able to tell, I’m in a knitting frenzy ..

…just finished a baby girl knitted vest for my friend Linda’s son and wife, Scott and Brittany. Since they live in Wilmington, I thought summer colors would work for them. Next on the list- my nephew Ruiaridh and his wife, Mel and their baby Theo, in St. Albans, England

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Spring vest for a beach baby

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You can see where I got the inspiration for the colors for the baby vest-love camellias especially now that it’s getting into winter

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detail of vest- got the perfect (vintage )buttons at the Hospice Flee Market shop

Cooking without Limits

Food Photography & Recipes

Photography Art Plus

Photography, Animals, Flowers, Nature, Sky

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Fibre art by Jean Ottosen

NC Alternative Crops and Organics

art in fibers and fabric

The History Of Florist

art in fibers and fabric

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art in fibers and fabric