I have always preferred painting with oil on canvas. Three years ago I began using cold wax and other mediums in combination with oils and hard surfaces. This allows me to build the paintings up, using layer after layer to color. I can manipulate the piece by removing layers or building onto others. This is a time consuming process and in some cases there can be dozens of layers in one section of the piece.
I like to say that I sculpt my paintings. I use a variety of palette knives, paint spreaders and scrapers, steel wool, and fine paper to produce the effect I want. I enjoy manipulating the surface to achieve a visually textured result yet one which is smooth to the touch.
Oil/Cold Wax work. No special care other than occassional dusting is necessary. the piece has a natural glow due to the final buffing of wax. you do not need to rebuff it and a soft cloth will not harm it. Enjoy!
I have been a Fish Creek resident for 12 years. Four years ago I helped design a straw bale home in which I now live and claim as one of my favorite projects. My studio is attached to my home and I am surrounded by woods and nature. Door County provides a natural palette to draw from and feel fortunate to indulge in its beauty.