Change of the Seasons
After a very late autumn winter is fast approaching. In the shaded woods mushrooms sprout and at day’s end the sun bleeds into the night sky. All of this inspires a new palette of bold oranges and reds for a series of mini paintings to bring a bright spark to a dull day. Check out my New Works Gallery for these and other new paintings.
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 a few distinctive painting methods including 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.