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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

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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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Markers on canvas

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.
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