Friday 6 February 2015

Small pieces.

I've been working on some very small paintings (10 cm x 10 cm) on paper.  They're oil and cold wax with collage elements: fragments of antique letters, gold leaf, pressed flowers.  

 (oil and cold wax with antique letter fragment on paper)

As I was working, I rather lost sight of what was happening with the individual pieces.  Paint and pigments spilled over the edges of the tape creating a rather alarming visual mess.  

When I took off the tape off, however, I was pleased with the results.  Then I used more cold wax to adhere the collage elements.  

I finished two of them today.  The rest are for the weekend.  

(oil and cold wax with antique letter fragment and pressed flower on paper.)


  1. They're really rather lovely, Lynn. Beautiful muted colours and layers of intrigue...what's not to like! Kate x

    1. Thanks so much, Kate! I love 'layers of intrigue'...just the sort of feel I was hoping to evoke. xx

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    1. Thank you, Donna! If my art can enchant, I'm a happy gal indeed! xx

  4. These are gorgeous little treasures! Have you ever used cold wax medium over dried acrylic on paper? I'd like to seal some paintings in a journal; guess I need to experiment.

  5. Thank you, Gina!

    I've never tried cold wax over acrylic, so I can't say for sure. I imagine it would work, but that's just a guess.

    There's a website run by the artist Rebecca Crowell which is a forum for artists using cold wax and I know that there have been discussions about using the medium with acrylic. The address is:

    It's a great resource. Hopefully you'll be able to find the answer to that there. : )

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