The Earth Reliant Artist

Trace Willans All Natural Mixed Media

Thursday, May 28, 2015

So We Moved

But not too far
We are now South of Town just past 5 Mile Creek
living on the Prawn Farm
In a lovely house on stilts

I have a vegie garden happening
and even a few indigo seeds 
planted in the end boxes

From the balcony I can see 
the feed sheds
where there is activity 
day and night

The other side we can see ponds in the distance

and more ponds straight ahead
I hear then more than see them
as the aerators are always on
like a series of demented
water fountains
endlessly swishing away

I do have an indoor studio
Happy Days
With aircon
which is a must
Just the one bench height table 
which Dan made me from bits lying about the place

and work is happening

this is a series of  small works 
on rabbitskin glue gessoed
watercolour paper

I am working in Cold wax and oil paint
which I make myself
using only natural pigments

Things have progressed a little
I had a little bit each day

which is why they are 
taped to a piece of
cement sheet so i can remove them to do other things

These are part of a series
prompted by the 
so I have quite a few to go

These are getting some nice scribbly marks

and these are some of the finished pieces

already available in my 
Etsy Shop

They will all be very loosely based on concepts of time

Which is on my mind alot

in this year since my daughter
passed away

x te


Mo Crow said...

looks like a good quiet work space Trace!

Jacqui said...

HI Trace
Am enjoying your gorgeous blog.
Can you describe to us your makings of cold wax medium?

Trace Willans said...

Hi Jacqui, Glad you are enjoying the blog. I use a 50-50 mix for my cold wax medium. I melt beeswax and thenpour it into a glass jar to half full and then fill with Pure Gum Turpentine (not mineral Turps)and mix well. Leave to cool and it is ready to use.

Jacqui said...

Thanks for replying. I live in NZ, not sure if gum turps is available here! Any other suggestions that I could use?

Jacqui said...

I just found suppliers in nz of pine turps, do you think that would work?

Trace Willans said...

Pine Turps is most likely what you are looking for. Just check to make sure it is the sap from the Turpentine Pine Tree, which is a natural product.