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.
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