One I like very much with cold wax and oil painting, it is the beauty and the variety of texture effects created by multiple layers of paint and the possibility of digging and scratching the surface to reveal the underneath layers and somehow, to also show the history of the painting.

For the paintings I show you today, I not only multiplied layers of paint to create texture, but I also used, as a starting point, a textured background.

The elements used to create a textured background for my cold wax and oil paintings. April 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

The elements used to create a textured background for my cold wax and oil paintings.
April 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

On the wood panels covered with four layers of gesso, I glued elements such as jute, cheese cloth, raffia and crepe paper with acrylic gel medium (see photo above). After that, the collage was sealed with two layers of acrylic paint. Then, the fun begins with cold wax and oil paint. Several layers and weeks later, this is the result…

Bouquet de souvenirs (Bouquet of Memories)

Cold wax, oil paint, jute, raffia and acrylic on a wood panel

"Bouquet de souvenirs" (Bouquet of Memories) Cold wax, oil paint, jute, raffia and acrylic on a wood panel. 10 x 8 in (25,4 x 20,32 cm) wood panel. April 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

“Bouquet de souvenirs” (Bouquet of Memories)
Cold wax, oil paint, jute, raffia and acrylic on a wood panel.
10 x 8 in (25,4 x 20,32 cm) wood panel.
April 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

 

Closeups

Closeup from the mixed media painting: "Bouquet de souvenirs" (Bouquet of Memories) April 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Closeup from the mixed media painting: “Bouquet de souvenirs” (Bouquet of Memories)
April 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Closeup from the mixed media painting: "Bouquet de souvenirs" (Bouquet of Memories) April 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Closeup from the mixed media painting: “Bouquet de souvenirs” (Bouquet of Memories)
April 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Portée par le vent (Upon the Breeze)

Cold wax, oil paint, gold pigments, crepe paper and acrylic on a wood panel

"Portée par le vent" (Upon the Breeze). Cold wax, oil paint, gold pigments, crepe paper and acrylic on a wood panel. 10 x 8 in (25,4 x 20,32 cm) wood panel. April 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

“Portée par le vent” (Upon the Breeze).
Cold wax, oil paint, gold pigments, crepe paper and acrylic on a wood panel.
10 x 8 in (25,4 x 20,32 cm) wood panel.
April 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Closeups

Closeup from the mixed media painting: "Portée par le vent" (Upon the Breeze). April 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Closeup from the mixed media painting: “Portée par le vent” (Upon the Breeze).
April 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Closeup from the mixed media painting: "Portée par le vent" (Upon the Breeze). April 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Closeup from the mixed media painting: “Portée par le vent” (Upon the Breeze).
April 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Closeup from the mixed media painting: "Portée par le vent" (Upon the Breeze). April 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Closeup from the mixed media painting: “Portée par le vent” (Upon the Breeze).
April 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Suivre sa nature (Follow Her Nature)

Cold wax, oil paint, gold pigments, crepe paper and acrylic on a wood panel

"Suivre sa nature" (Follow Her Nature) Cold wax, oil paint, gold pigments, crepe paper and acrylic on a wood panel. 8x10 in (20,32 x 25,4 cm) wood panel. April 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

“Suivre sa nature” (Follow Her Nature)
Cold wax, oil paint, gold pigments, crepe paper and acrylic on a wood panel.
8×10 in (20,32 x 25,4 cm) wood panel.
April 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

 

Closeups

Closeup from the mixed media painting: "Suivre sa nature" (Follow Her Nature) April 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Closeup from the mixed media painting: “Suivre sa nature” (Follow Her Nature)
April 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Closeup from the mixed media painting: "Suivre sa nature" (Follow Her Nature) April 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Closeup from the mixed media painting: “Suivre sa nature” (Follow Her Nature)
April 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Closeup from the mixed media painting: "Suivre sa nature" (Follow Her Nature) April 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Closeup from the mixed media painting: “Suivre sa nature” (Follow Her Nature)
April 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

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