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Mike_A
07-05-2013, 04:49 PM
Been a while since I have posted here, looking forward to getting more active on the boards again.

20x20 oil and wax on canvas, C+C welcome.

Thanks,

Mike

idylbrush
07-05-2013, 05:02 PM
very fresh, like the strokes and the colors are rich without being overbearing. Nice.

Katie Black
07-05-2013, 07:46 PM
I really love this!...wax and oil...how does that work then together?:)

Jon
07-05-2013, 08:55 PM
Beautiful. This has a Turneresque feel to it. Have you ever seen Sunrise with Sea Monsters or A Mountain Scene, Val d'Aosta?

CarlyHardy
07-05-2013, 09:59 PM
Really like the texture and color achieved in this one. Would like to know more about oil and wax together too. I see this mentioned more often by other oil painters too.

abstractca
07-05-2013, 10:18 PM
Great cokors together..I like the sky

jocko500
07-05-2013, 10:26 PM
cool

Ol' Don
07-05-2013, 10:38 PM
Interesting marks and brushwork. An accomplished painting. Thanks for sharing this.

birdhs
07-06-2013, 12:16 AM
rich wheat harvest tones
California brush
marshes as summer ends

not quite sure what I feel from that particular hue

but I enjoy the warmth and peace it exudes

thanx 4 sharing this with us

greggo

trufflecat
07-06-2013, 12:22 PM
Nice soft feeling to this, and a nice effect. I see a gathering storm on the farmers' fields.

Mike_A
07-06-2013, 07:13 PM
@ JON... yes, two amazing works...the comparison to Turner is such a compliment, but there is no comparison!! I think its just the liberal use of yellow ocher :P

@Carly and Katie... what I do is melt beeswax (that has been de-colored) and mix turpentine into the melted wax at a ratio of 1 pt wax to 2.5 parts turp...when it cools it creates a paste (this would be similar to a product sold as cold wax paste) Then I mix this paste and oil paint and paint with it. It dries faster than oil paint out of the tube with a mostly matte finish...its this finish that I am drawn to.

@ everyone else :) ... thanks!!!

Mike

trufflecat
07-24-2013, 05:56 PM
This is so interesting because I have recently discovered that a mixture of cold wax paste, Galkyd, and mineral spirits is a nice matte version for 'oiling out' a painting. As you may know, oiling out is a technique to make the amount of shine on the surface even across the canvas. The more wax (up to a point) you mix in, the more matte the effect. But I never thought of using it in the layers of the painting, but possibly it might get some of the effect you've obtained here. Thanks for posting this, love it.