Surprise! (it’s not a horse) Last month I attended a fantastic workshop in Oil and Cold Wax at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology taught by abstract artist Dayna Collins. This is my third workshop in this medium, so I guess you could say I am getting the hang of it a wee bit more – however it is a medium that the possibilities for exploration are endless.
At this workshop I made a conscious decision to force myself to play with new colours, new methods and different tools. I also decided I would not ‘Force the Horse’, which my fellow students and teacher found quite amusing as I spoke about my intentional restraint.
I am an equine painter, however the last workshop in Cold Wax I attended, I was working the horse into every piece I created, rather than just playing with the medium. In hindsight, I think perhaps not the best decision, because I didn’t push myself outside of my comfort zone. So this time, for once, I let the horse go. Much to my surprise I created some lovely abstract work, some beautiful pieces I didn’t know I had in me.
There is 6 in the series that were created all at once, working intuitively across oil paper that was taped down to a big sheet. I have buffed and mounted them to 1 1/2 cradled block.
I have priced them individually here, however if anyone is interested in buying in a grouping I would drop the price, 3 for $65 or all 6 for $50 each plus shipping. They look outstanding in a set!!
Btw – the oil and cold wax horses are coming soon 🙂