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.