Explorations in Cold Wax Medium
Cold wax medium can be mixed with oil paint to add body and depth to a painting. It can be used to create layers, texture, and transparent sheens of color. In the pieces below, I am patiently adding layers of cold wax mixed with paint and dry pigments to bring forward images of Black women. As in my other work, I am interested in exploring emotional narratives. Here, in particular, I am literally scraping back layers of paint and wax to to find images and expressions of joy.