Last week, I show you three cold wax and oil paintings created over textured backgrounds (the blog post is here ). Here is another one, painted over a background textured with crepe paper and a piece of a mesh bag, the kind used to pack onions.

As for the other paintings, the texture elements have been glued with acrylic medium and sealed with two layers of acrylic paint before to be painted with many layers of cold wax medium and oil paint. This helps to give a rich texture to the painting as you can see for yourself…

"Invocation" Cold wax, oil, crepe paper, nylon mesh and acrylic paint on wood panel. 11×14 in (27,94 x 35,56 cm) April 2016 © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

“Invocation”
Cold wax, oil, crepe paper, nylon mesh and acrylic paint on wood panel. 11×14 in (27,94 x 35,56 cm)
April 2016
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Closeup from the mixed media painting: "Invocation". April 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Closeup from the mixed media painting: “Invocation”.
April 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Closeup from the mixed media painting: "Invocation". April 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Closeup from the mixed media painting: “Invocation”.
April 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Closeup from the mixed media painting: "Invocation". April 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Closeup from the mixed media painting: “Invocation”.
April 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Closeup from the mixed media painting: "Invocation". April 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Closeup from the mixed media painting: “Invocation”.
April 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Of this painting and the previous ones made on textured backgrounds, I retain the following for my next experiments:

  • Considering that it is impossible to move the texturing elements from place to place when the glue (acrylic medium) is dried, it is essential to decide, right from the beginning, what the composition will look like.
  • Highly raised textured elements tend to have a stronger visual presence compared to thin elements. If reducing their visual impact is needed, I found that it helps to paint them the same color as their surroundings or to hide them with several layers of cold wax and oil paint.
  • Elements with a low level of texture tend to rapidly disappear under multiple layers of cold wax and oil paint unless the paint is applied in thin layers or the layers are scratched to show back the textured layer.
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