To celebrate summer I have my 2023 Poppy series ready to launch! I use the double poppies that grow in my garden for inspiration. They are big and blowsy with petals like crepe paper. This is a very limited series, making each painting all the more special. Amid the red of the poppies are sprays of bluebells, adding an extra splash of colour. 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.