|16x20 oil on wood|
This is a painting inspired from last year's trip to the San Juan Islands. I am working with the wax medium and having a lot of fun discovering its possibilities. I am enjoying the buttery smooshy feel of the medium. It is very different from the stickiness of Liquin or Galkyd. Like Liquin it dries in a day, especially when it is out in the sun. I think I use too much of it and need to temper my use a wee bit. a little goes a long way. So far I have sampled 3 different kinds: Dorlands, Gamblin and Soho. Later, after I have a better feel I will write more about the differences.
I have received a few emails and comments about sketchbook posts and am looking forward to all the peeks we will be getting. Just let me know if you are interested in participating. Check out my last post about it here.
While you are checking out things, by best friend in the universe has begun a blog called "Eye on the Cove." For a year she will be documenting the daily changes of the cove near her home in Nova Scotia. I can't wait to see the changes. Here is the link.