Most of my paintings are out of the studio now, so I took the opportunity to clean a bit and regroup. It has been years since I have worked in anything other than encaustic, and at times, the limitations of working with hot wax can be frustrating. I thought that the more fluid oil and cold wax would be a fun diversion. The wax is a super creamy texture and mixed with oil paint it feels like you are working with buttercream. Unlike encaustic, you can easily sketch into the surface, you can smear and blend. This was painted applying oil and cold wax with a palette knife, drawing with an oil stick and a pencil, and letter stamps.
playing with oil and cold wax #trysomethingnew#blog