As a painter I mainly work with oil and encaustic, using both hot and cold wax in my painting. The hot wax provides a background texture and coloured surface onto which I paint, using oils mixed with a cold wax medium made from beeswax, Damar resin and Zest-it solvent (an alternative to turps). The cold wax adds body and texture to the oil paint – it becomes like a soft butter and is a pleasure to work with. The video below shows the early stages of a my working process where I am outlining the main elements of the image.
The following video shows me continuing to work on the painting – here I am building up layer of colours created from a limited palette (in this case – lemon yellow, cadmium yellow deep, alizarin crimson, cerulean blue, prussian blue and titanium white).