SOEWN EARTH

The Earth Reliant Artist



Trace Willans All Natural Mixed Media







Sunday, May 1, 2016

Stretching


Making Marks
Charcoal and white conte crayon 

after sealing with wax


more marks 

an apple

2 bowls
1 high key 1 low key 

I am somewhat drawing phobic
I am not really sure why
I have done some drawing over the years
and some of I even quite like
But for some reason I avoid it
So as i would actually quite like to
 add some realistic elements
into my work I have started an 
onlinecourse
with
to be more precise
I have embarked upon her
and yes it is already freaking me out
but I shall continue at my own pace
and I hope I will be courageous enough
to continue posting the results
( even when they are crap)
both on Face Book and here
x te


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Painting with Cold Wax

Cold Wax Medium
This is a wonderful painting medium, a bit like painting with butter

 The safest way is to add your pure gum turpentine or citrus solvent to the wax in a glass jar and leave for a couple of weeks to dissolve. I have not had a great deal of success with this method.Or my preferred method is to heat the wax ( You can use either premade encaustic medium or straight beeswax) and then remove from the heat and add the pure gum turpentine stirring till well mixed and allow to cool. Begin with a 50/50 mix and adjust until you have a mix you like. Remember it can always be thinned by adding more turpentine when cold to make a glazing consistency
For a quick alternative to try but some beeswax based furniture polish


I mix my cold wax medium with dry pigment and a little walnut oil on a glass plate
you could use a white ceramic plate 

This is the beginning of some pieces of cold wax painting 
on watercolour paper covered in traditional gesso
some lovely red oxide to begin


then yellow ochre

indigo blue
I use raw natural indigo powder
This is a painting done entirely with
cold wax medium,
walnut oil,
and natural pigment 




Here it is finished with scratching 
and rubbed with indigo and walnut oil

And second piece before

and after




Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Pics from the Still Life Exhibtion

 

Mending the Unthinkable
 55.5 x 112.5 cm

Traditional Gesso (Rabbit skin Glue & Whiting),

Ink, Hand Stitch in Cotton/Silk thread

Xanthorrhoea Resin and Methelayted Spirits

Cold Wax Medium (Beeswax & Pure Gum Turpentine)

Now for sale in my Etsy Shop




detail



Stillness of Being
54.5 x 114 cm

Traditional Gesso (Rabbit skin Glue & Whiting),

Starch Paste (Flour, Milk, Soy Milk)

Xanthorrhoea Resin and Methelayted Spirits

Cold Wax Medium (Beeswax & Pure Gum Turpentine)


Xanthorrhoea Resin and Methelayted Spirits
Now for sale in my Etsy Shop



The Return

Traditional Gesso (Rabbit skin Glue & Whiting),

Ink, Egg, Natural Pigment

Xanthorrhoea Resin and Methelayted Spirits

Cold Wax Medium (Beeswax & Pure Gum Turpentine)

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Now for sale in my Etsy Shop



Fragments

81 pieces

Each 12 x 18 cm

Traditional Gesso (Rabbit skin Glue & Whiting),

Charcoal, Ink, Natural Pigments,

Egg, Encaustic medium (Beeswax & Damar Resin)

Cold Wax Medium (Beeswax & Pure Gum Turpentine)

Hand Stitch in Cotton/Silk thread

Xanthorrhoea Resin and Methelayted Spirits

On Recycled Cotton Sheeting

These will be available in Etsy shop soon
Please let me know if you might be interested 
in any of them $50 ea + postage
I can do a better price for multiples

These are the pieces from the exhibition I am currently taking part in
It is up for another week
Opening night was fabulous
Thanks to all who joined me

Home again now and just settling into the routine
Enjoying the cool change
though the swamp around the house
is a little hard to take
Grampians Textures and time spent with 
Velma Bolyard
a truly wonderful experience
I am now looking forward to some teaching
first up in the Blue Mountains for 

Here I am doing a 2 day Natural Dye Mixed Media Workshop
and a 4 day Plaster Books and Wax Workshop
Hurry for this one as it is next month

Closer to Queensland
In June I am off to Rockhampton for
5 day Plaster Books and Wax Workshop
and in August 
Wendy Bailye's Studio
Brisbane
for a 4 day Natural Dye Mixed media Workshop

Hope to see and meet lots of people
at these workshops
x te