Progress is being made on the pieces that were begun at Rebecca Crowell's Oil/Wax workshop. Lots of ideas floating through my head, and several panels have been added. Hope to have them completed and photographed by the weekend.
Here are photos of some of the techniques that Rebecca demonstrated. Just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. She came well-prepared with many materials and boundless ideas, coupled with a strong ability to articulate her processes and her philosophical ideas of abstract art. I appreciated her teaching techniques, and her engaging human qualities as well. An excellent instructor, Rebecca inspired us to aim high. Even though we may not have achieved those goals immediately, we have the tools and inspiration to continue to grow and develop.
In this photo, Rebecca is applying pigment from a paint stick onto her brayer.
She carefully rolls the design onto her painting.
By applying solvent to a dried painting, she demonstrates how to carefully scrape back pigment to reveal layers of colour below.
These are a few of the techniques that Rebecca shared with us.