I am frequently asked about how to work with oil paint mixed with cold wax medium, especially on Instagram (you can find my Instagram at DaynaLovesArt). When I post videos of my process, I get a lot of interest and questions. Since I recently taught two four-day workshops in oil and cold wax at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, I thought I would post a series of photos of the process. Thank you to several of my students for taking photos and generously sharing them with me.
A beautiful comment from Angela, who has taken my class several times:
It was amazing to see you obliterate a piece, reveal fabulous lower layers and ultimately create your incredible composition. Seeing you do this in class was huge? The lesson in itself was the best possible, teaching us more by showing, creating and telling us your thoughts throughout. Angela
*This demo piece went on to become this painting:
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I am excited to share my newly designed logos. Here is a short story about how they came to be.
My logos were designed by my friend, neighbor, designer, and artist, Susan Napack. I sent Susan some examples of logos I liked, then we went for a walk and had a chat about why I create art, my use of wild color in my art, and how my art and life are intertwined. Susan sent me an initial set of ideas and the round ones immediately captured my heart. Susan continued modifying the design, using different sections from my art work as the back ground. And then, in addition to the round logo format, she designed two rectangular logos. So many wonderful options.
Drum roll, please . . . . . . . .
To see more of Susan’s design work, please visit her website and to see Susan’s innovative art, please visit her website.
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