I'm happy to have these three paintings appear in an upcoming group exhibit. It is the first time my paintings from this series will be featured in a show. They are acrylic paint on canvas board and were created using melted wax as a frisket for layering acrylic paint. Melted wax does not mix well with acrylic paint. Oil paint and/or dry pigment are compatible to use for coloring the wax in encaustic painting. The use of melted wax in these acrylic paintings has been purely as a frisket or masking device as I add subsequent layers of acrylic paint colors. So I am taking advantage of the property that the wax and acrylic do not mix. When I am ready, I peel away the hardened wax to reveal the image I'm after. Sometimes there are multiple wax peelings during the course of making a painting and other times the wax is removed at the end.
Above: Calligraffiti No. 1-Waxing and Waning, 2009
Above: Calligraffiti No. 2 - Contrapunto, 2009