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09-04-2003, 01:22 PM
Both of these are oil with wax paper. This first one is a 12 x 32 inch panel. It's called Crow's Breath .
Here's the detail:

The second one is 24 x 36, also a panel. It's Starling Sing.

Hope you're all doing well.

09-04-2003, 01:35 PM
Geesh, Aurora!!! Beautiful.

The first looks like running water under frozen ice: transparency. That emmanating blue contrasted with the yellow/red orange is beautiful and the ascention into the dark is like the depth of river. That gold square top right is :clap:


The palette on the second is fantabulous!! Not to mention that stroke of knife. Explosions of color one into the other. That red is delish!


Well done!!:clap: :clap:

09-04-2003, 03:16 PM
i really like the compostion and color palcements in the first one. looks great!

09-04-2003, 03:18 PM
Very impressive both of them are so different, such drama!:clap:
I understand you use wax do you also use a spatula or knife of some kind?
Cant wait to admire more of your work.

09-04-2003, 04:14 PM
Aurora, I love the texture in these so much! Looks like I could just reach out and feel it! Better texture in the first one, but I love the colors in the second one - they're both fabulous!

09-04-2003, 04:39 PM
Thanks for the comments everyone! I'm enjoying the wax paper (and yes, Vie, there is wax too: a wax and damar varnish medium), but I'm kind of missing my straight up oils. I think I may need to revisit them next. Vie, I use a pallet knife in just about all my paintings, but I've been using a squeegee (sp?) I found in these, like you'd use on your windshield. It's a fun painting tool! That may become a habit. :D
Anyhoo, thanks again for hanging with me with the mixed media experiments. I appreciate it a whole lot!

09-04-2003, 04:44 PM
Thank you for sharing, very cool of you!!!:D
wipers, or squeegee great idea! I will try! Merci !

09-05-2003, 05:14 PM
I really love the second one. Those translucent reds are to die for!
(Sorry took so long to post, but busy, busy, busy, and wwhen I first saw them I was on the 'puter with the crappy monitor. :D)

sue ellen
09-05-2003, 07:25 PM
I have to second that statement about the red!!!! its powerful!

Just how do you get the wax paper to stick?

09-05-2003, 07:43 PM
I like both but the second is my fave. Saying a lot with 'swooshes' lately.

09-05-2003, 09:52 PM
i really love the first one. the textures and colors are really beautiful. and, i really enjoy the proportions of the piece. good work!

09-05-2003, 10:55 PM

Stunning work. I'd like to hear more about the process.


09-06-2003, 04:34 AM
Ooo Aurora - I am very drawn to both of these ! Love those colour combinations and wonderful gestures. :D

Great technique !

Cheers Dahzl :D

09-06-2003, 01:52 PM
Hey Thanks! Sue Ellen, it sticks cuz the paint under it is wet. In these last two I also used a wax/damar medium mixed in with the paint, and then I apply heat to the wax paper with an embossing gun (Rennie's idea). That seals it together. Then I go over the whole think with the wax varnish stuff for added protection.

09-06-2003, 01:53 PM
ps. Artrunner, I live in Greeneville, TN. :D

09-06-2003, 06:48 PM
The second one is the one. intense.

09-07-2003, 03:05 PM
excellent work, as always

09-08-2003, 12:22 PM
a squeegee :D

09-08-2003, 02:07 PM
thats awesome, Aurora! one of my best friends is from Greeneville. It good to see such good work from my neck of woods!