One of the minor problems i encountered with leaning to work with cold wax is that it comes in jars. Which is ok in the studio but I found myself contaminating the clean wax with color when digging it out of the jar with a knife. I also didn't like the big blob of wax on my palette. Again, i was contaminating it with color as i try to use it to mix with paint. When painting on location, the jar is really inconvenient. Bulky to carry, easy to contaminate the entire container, you need two hands to open and close it, it dries out if left open and I'm sure there are more. So here is my solution. Take an empty toothpaste tube and cut the bottom off, rinse it out well, dry and use a knife to load it from the bottom with cold wax. Tap in on the bench to force the wax to the "business" end of the tube. Roll up the end and clamp it shut. Now it's easy to lay out a line of wax on the palette in small, or just the right amounts, as needed. Clean and fresh wax every time.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Sunday, February 01, 2015
Getting started. the name of the game is to mix the cold wax with the oil paint and put down layers of paint that we can then dig into or texture
With more paint this became
I finally finished it after several more steps
the one below has only 3 layers and the center was textured area was a blending of the first 2 the blou and the green are on top of that.
ryone's screen is different so there is no telling what colors you are actually seeing compared to the real color in daylight. all these pictures were shot with the Galaxy s5 so if you are viewing them on that device you are seeing the closest I could come to the actual color, saturation, and contrast using the on phone editor. ( my desk top is way off, my old ipad is close)
below is a shot of pork loin being a grilled in the fireplace. It came out great what a cool idea for a winter grill. It was a great trip and I learned a lot