The days are shorter, the air cooler, leaves are turning. We alternate grey and rainy days with bright sun, vivid blues, and pinnacles of cloud. My fascination with skies continues but preparations for Christmas sales and our annual Art Alchemy square foot show jostle for my time. It will all come together.
Oil and Cold Wax
Cold wax medium is a mixture of white unbleached beeswax and odourless mineral spirits. When mixed, it gives oil paint a buttery consistency for painting thickly with texture, and hastens the drying time. I use palette knives and have developed 3 distinctive painting methods: mosaic, contour, and layering. These methods can all be combined in one painting or used on their own depending on how the subject speaks to me.