More than one dozen abstract figurative paintings of women by Melinda Cootsona are part of a new show shared with painter John Chang that opens at Mill Contemporary on August 31.
“These works are oil and cold wax on panel,” explains Cootsona, who has only been using cold wax in her paintings for the past three years. “I get beautiful, beautiful textures with the wax.”
Cootsona, who lives in Silicon Valley and had a 15-year-long career in the field of design, loves working with thick, gooey oil paint mixed with wax that she adds to her panels in layers with palette knives and a squeegee-type tool. Part of her process is controlled, but lots of surprises emerge in her paintings. [Read More…]