Thursday, July 12, 2012

more wax medium

Two weeks ago I was fortunate to spend a couple of days working with Christie Scheele (at the Woodstock School of Art.) I had wanted to learn about the wax medium possibilities. Christie is a master with the medium. For a treat, check out her website. The good news is that I will interview her in late August.
Most of Christie's work is done on a very dark  or black gessoed canvas which sets the stage for a very beautiful, moody feel. I tried the black gesso, but now I have reverted back to a lighter underpainting.  I must say I love this new medium. First, it replaces the toxic Liquin I have been using for a long time and second the wax helps me work up a painting faster.
This painting is one I painted while working with Christie and just finished yesterday. Lately I have had a fascination with rivers, especially from an aerial perspective.

12 comments:

Leah said...

This is so powerful & full of beauty!

Maud Guilfoyle said...

This is breathtaking!
Beautiful painting,
Maud Guilfoyle

loriann signori said...

thanks Leah and Maud!

Maggie Latham said...

Great minds think alike! I too have been flirting with CWM and oil laely. Just love some of the effects! Nice colours and mood in this one, Loriann.

loriann signori said...

Hi Maggie,You are right it does have a wonderful softening. Have fun! Thanks for stopping by!

Lisa McShane said...

Loriann it's really lovely. Which medium are you using?

loriann signori said...

Hi Lisa and thank you. I am experimenting with both Dorlands Wax medium and Soho wax medium.

Liz Steinglass said...

Wow. I love the sparkling river snaking into the distance.

Linda Schweitzer said...

These are georgous, Loriann. I have been looking for a way to avoid using so much Liquin too. Especially since that's what I think set off the smoke alarm in my studio one night! (I had two large paintings drying, with the window closed, and the place smelled like Liquin).
I tried using Gamblin wax medium, and glazed over a failed painting. It's surprisingly transparent, and soft, almost like a stain.
Where do you find Soho wax medium?

Sarah S said...

beautiful! I too have always been inspired by winding rivers and paths. I think they are symbolic and the expressive lines add so much to a painting. I'd love to learn more about the way you handle the wax.

loriann signori said...

Thanks Liz!

loriann signori said...

Hi Linda,
Thanks. I found the Soho in Woodstock. Check on online to find a distributer, I am not sure where else to get it. Liquin is a stinky thing!

Hi Sarah, Yes river, paths and road, they all lead and let go and intriguing concept. Soon I will post more about the wax!