This striking wax art painting by Donna Goold depicts a tumultuous sky over woodland trees. One of a series of paintings in the Woodlands in Wax exhibition.
Donna Goold’s paintings are an exploration of colour and light. In this new body of work, led by the differing materials she has chosen to use, her paintings have taken two distinct directions: Dark, mysterious woodlands captured forever in wax and vibrant sunsets expressed in oil on aluminium.
Wax Art Painting Method
The contemporary modern encaustic painting process involves melting beeswax, damar resin and pigment to a temperature of 72°C, before applying it to a prepared surface. Each application of molten wax must be fused to ensure adhesion to the layers below.
Donna Goold has adapted this ancient technique to her own unique way of working. In this woodland scenes, she risks losing the entire image by re-heating it after all the work is complete so that the painting completely liquifies into one image. Once cured, she has meticulously polished the surface to enhance the colours and reveal their radiance in this wax art piece.
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