Au Naturel

A little aside to my previous posts. Handmade paper saturated with beeswax, now weighing in at 3x its original weight.
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Cold wax and oil

Cold wax medium is a soft paste made from beeswax and solvent which can be used to mix with oil paint instead of oil and turpentine, making it virtually odor free (if you use an odorless solvent like Gamblin Gamsol) and aids in drying the oil paint faster. Both are reasons why I haven’t been using oil paints for 25 years, smell and storage issues.
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Sketchbook pages

Working on a million things, taking my good time finishing any of them. I’ve started making colour samples as little mini paintings in my sketchbook instead of just blobs on a row, here’s a couple to fill the gap (need to work on my figurative skills):

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How to completely ruin a painting

I had this one canvas, newly stretched which I didn’t notice was skewed until it was done. So I thought I could paint something blurry for a background to use behind /under photos of various objects. Except it didn’t really turn out very nice. And so I kept going, the original layers long gone, the idea likewise. It may still end up with 50 more layers, we’ll have to see when I get bored with it! (in fact I have several of these, it’s kinda fun, for me anyways, to look back at the different stages)
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