Day 5 of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge

This is a simple little landscape. I was practicing layering the wax, mixing color and creating texture by varying the temperature of the wax across the piece. The composition is borrowed from a demo I watched on line; I added the sunset colors. I used some oil paints to deepen the color. The streaks are caused by my impatience; not allowing the oils to dry completely before adding the final layer of wax medium. I think it looks okay, and even adds some movement to the piece, but in the interest of full disclosure - there it is.

I enjoyed experimenting with the oils and wax. This technique opened up a more flexible way of working with color than using the pigmented wax alone. I'm looking forward to practicing and refining the the use of these materials over time. Thanks for visiting!

Sunset Grove