It isn't that I don't want to post more often but really, I can't peel myself out of the studio for anything.
I just want to paint now. And so that's what I've been doing. My inbox is full. I'm reluctantly saying "no" to people I'd like to say "yes" to. I have my mud to play in.
All of these are cold wax. Experiments. That's what I love most of all. Making my own cold wax recipes. Trying it out with various additives. Trying it out on different substrates.
Oil paint is amazing. I got some viridian green on my apron which I wasn't aware of. Within 20 minutes it had migrated to my hands, hoodie, slacks, chair, edge of table and up my arm. Wheee!
What it is is endlessly amusing.
I like mixing different things in.
Marble dust in this one above. Really stiffens up the paint.
Today I'm going to put it on top of joint compound and plaster. Oh yes I am!
Studio organization has gotten all out of hand so I ordered another rolling supply cart like the one on the left. I have all my acrylics on the first one and the second one will be for oil based supplies. It's getting crowded in here. And I've graduated to painting the big acrylic canvases on the floor.
Meanwhile this summer we've gotten a new roof and gutters on the house. Lots of workmen and pounding swarming the perimeter. Getting ready for winter.
Getting ready to travel across country to teach a very special group in North Carolina (see sidebar).
Now let's run through the garden real fast.
Time to can tomatoes!
Looking forward to cinnamon dried apples in the fall.
Joyful. Joyful. Summertime, when the living is easy and so very sweet. Thanks for checking in. xo