Cim MacDonald gave a wonderful workshop to the Crofton Art Group on 20 October 2021. A consummate artist, teacher and supporter she guided us to step outside our comfort zones. Through the application of wax and fluid acrylic inks in abstract art like designs. Fun, new and liberating!
Here you see Cim working on one of her original pieces with the wax machine. Tracing out a loose design to create a resist.
After applying the wax, she then flooded the work with water and applied acrylic ink paints to enhance the original design. The picture doesn't show as well as in reality. The wax resist and the application of paint highlighted and enhanced the original design. It really popped!!
Above you see a picture submitted by one of our members for Cim to embellish with wax and enhance with acrylic paints. To the group we didn't think it needed needed any further work. But wait.....there's more.....
Here is Cim working on the submitted work. Note that the piece is upside down so the class can see how it is progressing.
Taking a small break to assess if anything more needs to be done.
And there you go! Watching how Cim applied the wax resist and minimal colour additions to the original work created a different feel and tone.