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Cold Wax/Oil Monotypes

I'm having fun experimenting with making cold wax and oil monotypes on paper and had some interesting results today.  Although my work has become very non-objective this summer, these monotypes seemed to work well with an image.

I was teaching this technique in my workshop and have decided to experiment further with it.

         ©2010 Janice Mason Steeves
"The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves." Carl Jung

Oil and Wax Workshop

This past weekend I had a wonderfully enthusiastic and intense group of students for my Oil and Wax workshop at my studio.  Here are some images of the studio cleaned up for the workshop, with some of my new work on the walls. I've been working long, long hours, almost obsessively this summer, creating a new body of work that is becoming non-objective. It's been an incredibly powerful summer of work.  I read once in the book, "A Prayer for Owen Meany" by John Irving.....and this is not a quote but a remembering...that if you stand in the way of the gods, they will go with you.  I feel like I have been swept along this summer in a wind so strong that I've had no choice but to go with it.  I'm getting ready for my show at Abbozzo Gallery in Oakville which opens October 22nd.

But meanwhile it was a fabulous class here at the studio.  Much sharing and learning happened and some really exciting work was produced.

We talked during the workshop about the difficulti…