"If you're on thin ice, you might as well dance." - anonymous
What art you going to do on this 29th of February? Since we are given this "extra" day every four years it seems fitting to treat it as a gift and do something out of your comfort zone. Given the brutal cold of February and a desire to move in a more abstract direction, I am painting cold. More specifically I am experimenting with Cold Wax Painting.
I am mixing 10-15% of a pliable cold wax with 85-90% oil paint and applying the mixture on wood panels with various spatulas and rubber "brushes". I really enjoy the various textures, the movement of the color and the unpredictability of the results. It's messy fun... a Leap.