This is one of three pieces I have begun out on my deck this week using oils. This piece has three layers which is a slow process as I waited for the first approach to dry to the touch. I refrained from using a brush (lazy on the clean-up) and just used a palette knife. It was fun using the cold wax and the metallic powders mixed easily. On the second approach I added collage and applied a bronze/gold mixture. I was too heavy handed and the piece went dull and flat. Mixed up this gray green/cold wax and floated the color in and around so the bronze still shows through but not so overpowering.
This time instead of code, I used the simple marking of multiples ....time especially. With the end result (to me) feeling like a found fragment maybe found underwater or in the dry desert? The limited glow of bronze is nice and would look good under glass when framed.
The weather has been great for working on the deck. I quit around 5pm as it then becomes full sun. The unexpected visitors the past few days have been little brown birds bathing, splashing in my bird bath...what easy joy!
We are going to our neighborhood July 4th BBQ! Have a safe and fun day!