At the height of the summer during a heat wave, where best to be than wandering the forest trails luxuriating in the cool shade and the freshness of the air scented by fragrant oils released from the foliage by the sun. With my tree series I want to bring you to that place, wherever you are and whatever time of year it may be, so that you can gain all the wellbeing that forest bathing can bring. Please go to the Trees Gallery for more paintings in my Forest Bathing Series, and the New Works Gallery to view my newest paintings in the Poppy Series. Enjoy!
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.