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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 mark making,  gauging, scraping or moving the paint from one place to another on a wood panel or paper - I rarely use a brush!   Constructing and deconstructing multiple layers (15 - 20) of paint, often mixed with sand, marble dust, graphite and drawing media builds 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.  The subtle marks and textures are best appreciated in person or using a zoom in button.  
Palimpsest
Series
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Palimpsest No. 5 Cold Wax & Oil
18x18x1.5 gessobord
Palimpsest No. 11 Cold Wax & Oil
16x16x1.5 gessobord
Palimpsest No. 2 18"x18"x1.5"
Cold Wax Medium & Oil
Palimpsest No. 3 18"x18"x1.5"
Cold Wax Medium & Oil
Palimpsest No. 10 Cold Wax & Oil
18x18x1.5 on gessobord
Palmipsest No. 4  18"x18"x1.5"
Cold Wax Medium & Oil
Palimpsest No. 7 Cold Wax & Oil
18x18x1.5 on gessobord
Palimpsest No. 6  18"x18"x1.5"
Cold Wax Medium & Oil
Palmpsest No. 8 Cold Wax & Oil
18x18x1.5 on gessobord
Palimpsest No. 1  18"x18"x1.5"
Cold Wax Medium & Oil
Palimpsest No. 9 Cold Wax & Oil
16x16x1.5 on gessobord
Palimpsest No. 12 Cold Wax & Oil
18x18x1.5 on gessobord
Cold Wax Medium and Oil 
Cool Rule on oil paper
Inner Sanctum on oil paper
West on oil paper
Around the Bend on oil paper
Soho Moon on oil paper
Abiquiu No. 1 on oil paper
Abiquiu No. 2 on oil paper
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Oil & Cold Wax
Work 
on Paper