Welcome! This blog began as an assignment in a digital art class. That was in 2008. I decided to keep it going as my art journal. It is fascinating for me to see how a painting develops, so this is where I post my painting progressions and exciting new things I find on creative blogs and websites. I hope you will learn along with me about painting, drawing and all kinds of art.


Marsh Lake, YT Canada - plein air to studio painting (2)

Progress has been made! 
But it takes quite some time 
for the oil and cold wax medium to dry 
so I am not quite finished with this painting.

Began with some basic shapes.

Found this cradled wood panel at Blick's in Seattle 
and thought it was a good size for my first cold wax medium (CWM) painting.

I prepped the raw board with acrylic gesso.

Then mixed up some paint with the CWM (about 50/50),
 and scraped it on the board.  
The CWM + oil paint was thick and smooth, 
but not buttery like oil paint right out of the tube.

I began scraping into the paint. 
Oh! That's right, I put some marble dust 
into the brownish paint/CWM mix for the closer mountains. 
You can kind of see that in this shot.
This view is with the white and CWM covering the top fifth.

I love the texture already! Maybe next post it will be finished.

Thanks so much for checking in!


Chris Lally said...

The texture is awesome, Teri, especially with the addition of the marble dust!
I love it, too!

Teri said...

Thanks Chris. It is going well!