This little painting is in the first stages (it's actually a horizontal but the Blogger app for iPhone won't let me rotate it!). I don't have a griddle of any kind to warm up the wax, so I am only using the heat gun or small quilting iron to heat the wax sticks, and then I vigorously rub them onto the surface. A completely different technique for me! I also have put down a strip of loose-weave muslin, and have done an oil pastel rub along the left hand side... So much fun. Stay tuned! (For information about what equipment and supplies I used, go the the previous post).
Just finished! This is a detail shot of a piece that sat in my studio in a corner for 8+ months! It's actually 24x24". I did NOT know what to do with the darned thing. Finally, I was tired if it taking up so much "real estate", and started to paint things OUT of the picture...yes, there are quite a few "obscured" elements there. Finally, the art gods of "hope this g*&%#@*d thing is finished" took over, and I am very pleased. This is definitely a piece that needs to be viewed up close, the texture is amazing...
What do YOU do with those "lurkers" in the corner of your studio? I would love to hear about them!