Took this over to show to friends this morning and realized that I still did not have the color right. Now it is "COOL"
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Just finished this fun piece. I will be adding pictures of the process shortly. Cold Wax with Oils. Many people have asked me about the "mix" I use: These are approximate. 1/3 oil pigment, 1/3 Borland's Wax Medium and 1/3 oil painting medium. I have used even odorless turpentine for the oil painting medium as well as some of the thicker types. It depends on the application process. When I am finished mixing, the texture is like cake frosting. Many folks paint with Cold Wax on a smooth flat service. I have been working on an upright easel and on canvas. It works for me! I usually work on 4 or 5 layers, letting each dry at least overnight before applying the next layer. Tools? are putty knives, palate knives, pencils, oil crayons, sticks and occasionally, but not often, a paint brush. Sometime I finish with a tea-like oil glaze to adjust color.