View Full Version : Sometimes They Blow Trumpets/ oil and wax paper

08-26-2003, 11:20 AM
Got a new one for you. It's 12 x 32, oil and wax paper on panel.

A couple of details this time:


08-26-2003, 11:38 AM
This has such an antiquated feel to it. The face...is that human, or leonine? It looks like a reflection in a deep, dark pool.



08-26-2003, 04:38 PM
Oh she's back again. Fanfare! For me, the lower third makes the painting.

08-26-2003, 04:45 PM
The 2 lines, between green & "orange", are something powerful.

Very smooth red inside too


08-26-2003, 04:52 PM
A murky mirage of figure and spirit.

08-26-2003, 04:55 PM
All of your recent posts are so interesting. I had asked how you use wax paper in these. Sorry, I did not understand your previous explanation but would like to know. I love the color also.

sue ellen
08-26-2003, 08:00 PM
I like this a lot.....I see more and more the longer I look

08-26-2003, 10:20 PM
and the sounding of the silver trumpets.

Beautiful: This one's mine. :)

08-26-2003, 11:53 PM
This new vertical thing going on rocks - and the thirds demarcations...... Great tension.
"acidic" color =/adds to content/meaning.

08-27-2003, 04:15 AM
Compelling with an otherworldly essence.
Lots to digest & process.

08-27-2003, 09:55 PM
Thanks Everyone!
The wax paper is easy to use. I just lay it over the wet paint, and stick it down. Then I paint over it as I want to. It creates an almost misty effect. I use a squeegie (like you use to clean a car windshield) to smooth the paper down over the wet paint evenly.
Have fun. :D

08-27-2003, 10:15 PM
I can't find the right words. Your work unsettles me, your recent work unsettles me more. This guy scares me a little and makes me squirmy and feel a bit of dread.

How have you been sleeping?

08-27-2003, 10:21 PM
lol.... what's that? :eek:

08-27-2003, 11:51 PM
Thanks for sharing aurorapope. Now I can see what you are doing. Very cool! Are you having any problems with these? How are they drying?

Keith Russell
08-27-2003, 11:52 PM
"Your name is being called by sacred things
that are not addressed nor listened to
sometimes they blow trumpets"
--From "Big Stripey Lie", Kate Bush, The Red Shoes, 1993

My favourite song off the album is still "Top of the City" (and yes, I have a painting by that title, in the planning stages), but "Big Stripey Lie" is a close second...

Good job, aurora...


08-28-2003, 12:42 PM
Thanks, Keith. Yeah, that's the line. Something about that song makes all my tiny little hairs stand up. Her music does that to me a lot, though. She's inspired several paintings with me. lol.
DS, they are drying fine (and FAST!) I am coating them with a top layer of beeswax and damar varnish to give them a bit of extra protection. They really are experimental. Rennie suggested an embossing tool to actually melt the paper, and I just ordered one. I'll keep you posted as to how that works out. Hopefully I won't burn anything.... :D
Oh, and I'm thinking about using the wax and varnish as a medium with them too, and including it in all the layers.... hmmmm.

08-28-2003, 09:41 PM
The Lion of Judah... I agree Tam. I was thinking of an ancient african parchment as well or shrowd. I am always a big fan of mysterious imagery and color and that is evident in this painting. Well-done.