Monday, August 30, 2010

Oprah Final

Completing this piece has been my main focus lately. The final is mixed media--colored pencil, acrylic and wax. Yes, wax. By spreading thin layers of wax over sections of the board I was able to quickly soften the edges of the background pattern and create the illusion of a glass surface.


  1. very cool. You must have been a nervous wreck when you went to apply the wax.

  2. Yeah. To lessen anxiety, I started by covering a bit of the patterned background at the top. When that worked, I went all out on the rest of the piece. It also helped to remember a few pieces by Andrea and Mark English that used wax to create a misty atmosphere.
    You should try it. It's great for immediately softening edges and creating a feeling of depth.