The luscious texture in many of Paul Germain's works is due to a cold-wax process which can be built up and worked and reworked, polished, and, scribed into.
Different than encaustic, which uses hot wax, this process is to use a beeswax-resin-mineral spirits medium (Germain uses one made by a British company called Doralnds). It is soft enough to mix with oil pigments immediately. The damar varnish helps it dry hard. Germain mainly uses it on those pieces where a matte, dull finish is desired and it is usually varnished with a matte damar varnish (rather than a gloss varnish).
See the depth of Paul Germain's surfaces in person at Art Works through November 19th, 2017.
New Work by Hina Naeem has arrived at Art Works this week. Her still-life paintings give us a glimpse into a specific moment. From colorful light reflecting off of various wine glasses and bottles, to a pair of heels and half finished cigarettes strewn about. Her scenes leave us wondering-- imagining the mysterious lives of these objects' owners. See more of her collection here.
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