Cold Wax Painting is a style of oil painting in which the artist mixes a soft wax medium into the paint and uses the thickened body of paint to create a heavily textured surface. Leonie ads various amounts of cold wax to the paint, and mix them with the palette knife. The mixture will look and feel like frosting. Mixtures with greater ratios of cold wax to paint will create more texture and translucency.
After application, the wax can again be heated to create a ‘melted’ look.
In this episode you will discover:
How Leonie won and worked on a large art commision,
The key to working successfully with galleries,
What she loves most about being an artist,
What she absolutely dislikes about being an artist,
Why art is important in education and the world around us,
What makes her art school and teaching style so unique,
Which present and past day artists inspire her,
Her views on African art and what we can learn from it,
And more about her life and art vision.