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VICTORIA SIVIGNY
Mixed Media Artist
This ancient process has been rediscovered by many artists who have experience in encaustic wax painting.  The difference in the cold wax medium and oil paint/stick process is the absence of the necessity to heat the wax medium to fuse layers.  Oil paint is mixed on a palette with CWM (beeswax and odorless mineral spirits).  This provides the oil paint with a thick buttery texture that can be manipulated or layered with a variety of tools.  My process includes using palette knives, wedges, squeegees, rubber shapers and a wide variety of unconventional tools for gauging, scraping or moving the paint from one place to another on a wood panel or paper - I never use a brush!   Constructing and deconstructing multiple layers of paint, often mixed with sand, marble dust, graphite and drawing media build the depth and mystery of an archeological discovery.  I intend the work to appear timelessness, with a history that is revealed in intriguing layers like walls or architectural surfaces worn by the elements. 
Palimpsest
Series
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Palimpsest No. 1  18" x 18"x1.5"
Cold Wax Medium & Oil
Palimpsest No. 2 18"x18"x1.5"
Cold Wax Medium & Oil
Palimpsest No. 4 18"x18"x1.5"
Cold Wax Medium & Oil
Palimpsest No. 6  18"x18"x1.5"
Cold Wax Medium & Oil
Palimpsest No. 5 18"x18"x1.5"
Cold Wax Medium & Oil
Palmipsest No. 4  18"x18"x1.5"
Cold Wax Medium & Oil
Cold Wax Medium and Oil