Seeking Serenity, cold wax & oil by Jude Lobe
June 23, 2014
-- Jude Lobe’s work for this show will predominately be cold wax & oil and encaustics. Cold wax is a soft paste forulated to make oil paint colors thicker and more matte. It is made with beesway, resin and mineral spirits. Lobe's technique in painting with cold wax & oil is a process of addition and subtraction.
is the coming together of ideas, crossing, and bisecting,” states Lobe. “As a child, I loved to put together puzzles. It was fascinating to see how different elements fit together and changed the look of the individual piece that was now part of a whole. Some of the artworks are expressions of ‘intersections’
, others include different materials intersecting within the same artwork.”
Nature is Lobe’s muse. It’s the common thread through her work. “I’m inspired by its unrelenting qualities of rejuvenation and renewal. As a part of nature I believe we need to respect the connection we have with the natural environment. In nature things change, evolve. Like a forest goes through an ecological succession, so do we as individuals evolve and are at present a compilation of bits and pieces of the experiences we traveled.” Cold wax & oil lends itself perfectly in expressing this idea. It affords the opportunity to show a history of the painting by building up layers, obscuring what's beneath, and removing sections of layers to reveal bits of past layers. Lobe’s cold wax & oils represents the history of a life that becomes the compilation of bits and pieces of it's past experiences. More of Lobe's work can be seen at http://HillsboroughGallery.com/lobe.html
.The gallery is located at 121 N. Churton St. in Hillsborough. It was founded as an artists’ collective in 2006. The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts (HGA) is owned and operated by 22 local artists. HGA represents established artists, accomplished in their fields, exhibiting modern and contemporary fine art and fine craft. Represented media include painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, fiber, jewelry, glass, metal, mosaics, encaustic, enamel and wood.