Day 9 of 30 - Speakeasy - January 9

Speakeasy - Artist Kathy Elliott   http://kathyelliottart.blogspot.com  #oilandcoldwax # abstractart
Speakeasy
5" x 5"
Oil and Cold Wax on Paper
There's unique restaurant in Albuquerque called Vernon's Hidden Steakhouse that is similar to the 20's speakeasy where you had to have a password to get in.  My cousin took me there to show me the decor and the "secret" to getting in, it wasn't actually open for business when we were there in the middle of the day. She knocked on the obscure door that seemed to be part of a liquor store, probably exactly the right number of times, and a little window opened. The person on the other side said in a serious voice, "What's the password?" My cousin said, "Joe sent me." and the door opened to a fun and decorative lounge and steakhouse that I understand is highly rated! They let us in to explore, even though it was too early for dinner. Someday we will try it out!

This study after scraping and layering somehow gave way to a rusty door and a tiny window that I will just let hang out for a while. The colors started with who knows what, I should have paid more attention! I might want to try this again. That is the odd thing about oil paint and the cold wax medium. Although I was able to get this combination this time, there is no guarantee the chemistry will be the same the next. There is not any boredom or security in working with these two buddies, but it sure makes for some exciting outcomes, some good, some not so good!