Work in Progress - Building up a painting with Cold Wax Medium

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Hello my friends!

Now that I for once have taken pictures during my painting process, I would like to show you how I painted this lady in Oils mixed with Cold Wax Medium! And since there is nothing so scary as a white canvas, it is best to start with an energetic underpainting! I mixed my oil paints with Cold Wax Medium and created textures with all sorts of mark making tools. 

 

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 Since this painting is on canvas, I can not apply too many layers or the paint will crack. By adding a bit of Gamblin solvent free gel the risk of cracking will be less. Best is to paint on a wooden panel, cradled or not, then you can add as many layers as you want!

 

 

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If you really don't know where to go next, put your painting on apps like ArtRage or Procreate to try out different options. Clean and easy! 

 

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Should there be a second figure?

Not sure about the second figure, I feel that she is too much off the canvas. I think I should have moved the first figure more to the left. 

Finally she preferred to be 'On her own'! It is always difficult to decide when to stop! 

Love,

Marina

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