The Earth Reliant Artist

Trace Willans All Natural Mixed Media

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Stacking Blocks

So I waxed up some blocks

These are pine

coated in traditional gesso
made from rabbitskin glue and 
whiting (calcium carbonate)

I wrote words on them
added a little milk paint

then clear beeswax medium
a little yellow ochre and red iron oxide pigments
plus I brushed on some bixa orellana seeds(annato/achiote)
soaked in meths

then some more wax
5 I left like that
the rest I added
natural indigo powder
and some titanium white
before heating
These are now for sale so let me know if you are interested
prices below
the edges can be left raw
or a thin coating of clear cold wax medium applied
they can also be stained with a little red first

or I can apply a nice coating of Xanthorrhoea Resin

1 = $35
2 = $65
4 = $125
8 = $240
16 = $450

If you buy 4, 8, or 16 I will pay the postage
Australia only

x te

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Workshop at Wendy's

I got back on Tuesday from teaching a wonderful
workshop down near Brisbane
with Wendy Bailye

This time it was
'Natural Dye Mixed Media'

there were outside collaborations

And some lovely jar dyeing

Fabulous works on paper

More mixed media on paper

Some singing yellows

and some wonderful effects

you have to love the purple carrot

that is a little bit of snake skin done in the 
Xanthorrhoea resin

and on the last day every one did a little display




Wendy B

Wendy S

and here we are

I had a great time

x te

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Playing with Paint Rags

I have been playing with my paint rags
Here they have been washed and dried

a layer of traditional gesso is added
then left to dry

spending time in the tiny indigo vat
this is outside on the decking railing

and then into the Xanthorrhoea Resin bath

a finished sample
though this one went into the indigo first 
and then the Xanth

Some of these have been folded
into concertina books
and are for sale on in my Etsy Shop
Book 1 SOLD

Book 2 SOLD

Book 3

Book 4

Book 5 SOLD

Now I am exploring what happens 
when I put the pieces in wet
rather than dry

and I am working on a series of books 
with small samples in
to sell

Also getting ready and excited about 
my upcoming workshop
for Wendy Bailye
down Brisbane way
see in the side bar
if you are interested

x te