I’ve been playing around with the landscape as seen from my window, or rather, the entire horizon surrounding my house since that’s a project I’ve been wanting to do for over a year. Continue reading
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.
New class by Tara Leaver – check it out if you want to get more playful with your art. I’ve participated in another of her courses and keep returning for inspiration, as you have unlimited access once you buy it. The Charcoal class is on my list too!
I wanted some simple stencils for my latest WIP, and decided to cut them from botched “works on paper turned into test objects”.
A few detail shots of a large painting in progress, from various stages, Continue reading
I’ve been wanting to try masking out backgrounds rather than painstakingly painting around areas I want to keep from previous layers, as well as creating multicolour outlines Continue reading
While I don’t draw all that well, for the usual reason that I haven’t practiced enough, I do sometimes want the option of making lasting outlines to a painted object or just make squiggles and doodles without resorting to stamps or trying to painstakingly get a smooth, uninterupted but still swishy and loose line with a thin brush which has to be dipped every stroke.