Montag, 28. Januar 2008

Canvas with Beeswax


This is a canvas (70 x 80 cm) I worked with beeswax and other textures. The painted photo is the marriage of my aunt and the letter is a letter from her.

To work with beeswax is a little massy, but it's great, because of the smooth surface.

When you melt beeswax (on electric stove, it's safer) the correct temperature is when the wax makes a noise like frying potatos. If the temperature it's to low, it doesn't works well.

You can apply it with an old brush.

A beautiful technique is to glue stripes of tape over a painted or collaged canvas (or over a photo), like a striped paper. Then you go over with the beeswax. Let it dry and remove the tape stripes. You will have a wonderful striped texture of beeswax. It looks great over old photos!

But, you will have a lot of mess on your table!

Kommentare:

Mary Lynn in Texas hat gesagt…

This is is so wonderful. The best I have seen in days. I love the image and the depth that you have achieved. It must be due to the beewax, the colors, and a great artist!

Rosie hat gesagt…

I have a few old photos and I'm going to try this out too! Thanks for the explanation Gaby! Lovely rich piece of art, by the way!!

paru's_circle hat gesagt…

this is truly awesome!!thanks for the explanaton! how big is this work of art?

Cindy hat gesagt…

I love the colors and the texture of this piece. It's just amazing.

michelle ward hat gesagt…

woooooo! love this gaby! so rich and warm. love hearing your plan for the striped wax too. i always forget about adding wax. thanks for the reminder!

Heather Robinson hat gesagt…

Gaby, this piece is stunning and so personal! I just keep enlarging it to look at it again and again. Sure wish we lived closer so that you could show me how you created this. Love your idea about wax and tape....I must try that!

A Note From The Queen hat gesagt…

This is beautiful Gaby and such sentiment to it as well. I'm gonna have to try that tape technique, I've never heard of that.

Cindy hat gesagt…

I'm commenting again because you entered it again ... The textures are great in the pic; I'm sure they are really amazing in person. I wish I could see it up close.

barnie hat gesagt…

Wow, der Canvas sieht total interessant aus. Ich habe es immer noch nicht "geschafft" mit Beeswax zu werkeln. Kommt aber irgendwann auch noch.