Day 12 of 30 - Heather- January 12

Heather Artist Kathy Elliott   http://kathyelliottart.blogspot.com  #oilandcoldwax # abstractart
Heather
5" x 5"
Oil and Cold Wax on Paper
My sister travels a lot and shares wonderful photos with me. Sometimes it is a painting in which she likes the colors or design, or an interesting bit of scenery, buildings, or people, or  it may just be a photo to use as an inspiration. This small study is from an inspiration photo taken while a passenger in a speeding vehicle of colorful fields of heather in Iceland. The colors all melded together and the sky was a pretty soft blue. I loved that blurry, colorful photo and this painting reminds me of how the colors and lines can be used to create motion.

I will have to get a better photo sometime, the blue appears as if it is sitting on top of the page, which often happens when you use cold wax. It needs a little more drying time to really settle into the painting. Sometimes the wax picks up the light and it looks like a hot spot in the photo. And sometimes the dry wax makes the painting look very dull. It is quite a challenge to get a good photo and if anyone has any suggestions, I would love to hear from you!