These are two new paintings I recently finished using oil paint mixed with Dorlands cold wax. I am using traditional oil paints and not the water mixable type. Although I have heard they work equally well, I have not tried them.
Inside The Box
12 x 12
Oil and Cold Wax on cradled board
12 x 12
Oil and cold wax on cradled board
I have built up 4-5 layers of the wax and oil mixture. When the layer is dry, but not completely, I begin to scratch and draw into the surface. At this point I may add more marks with graphite (as I did in the painting below, Inside the Box) or oil bars. This may end up being my final layer or I may put several more over this and enjoy the way the scratched layer shows through. I can draw with graphite or oil bars at any point in the layering process.