Monday, July 9, 2012

washington and wax medium

16x20 oil on wood
Just returned from beautiful Nova Scotia and I am excited to be back in the studio. The time is short since by Saturday I will be in Washington State for my usual time with Richard. Then I will finally be back to the studio for a nice long work period. It's funny  I LOVE to travel and get new inspirations, see friends, etc, but I am always eager to return to normalcy and my studio.
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.

7 comments:

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Deeeelish! I just want to breathe in the colour. Have a great trip.

Barbara said...

I just remembered I have a jar of Dorlands...how much is too much? Have a great trip.

Liz Steinglass said...

I love this one. I feel it pulling me up over the trees into the distant sky. I love to travel and come home too.
Happy Summer!

Leah Noonan said...

Beautiful!

Leah Noonan said...

Beautiful!

Domi Long said...

We'll have to get together when you get back from Washington...I put my Scotland pix on Facebook if you want to take a peek...Thanks for sharing Leah's blog - what a cool idea! Safe travels and happy painting! xo D

loriann signori said...

Thank you for both Lisa!

Hi Barbara! Dorlands is great stuff too. 10% is good, no more than 20% medium to paint.

Thanks Leah!

Hi D, Welcome back! I checked out your gorgeous pics on FB. Can't wait to get together when i return!