Here is a progression of my most recent painting Headwaters, 36" x 36". After doing a full charcoal drawing, fixed with retouch varnish, I began painting in the top left corner, working in a clockwise fashion from there. My biggest mistake was painting the rock face on
I generally talk about using cold wax as a process of adding and taking away. The taking away is all about applying reduction techniques which is basically removing oil and cold wax with the intention of creating interesting effects and textures and to also reveal earlier layers of colour and texture. Here I will illustrate how you can use tissue paper to create some interesting effects.