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Hello, I was wondering if this painting was done with one color, with white lightening the highlights?
Hmmmmm, it's not that simple. I seldom use the color white by itself.I like to "dirty it up" with raw umber and I tend to add yellow ochre light (Winsor Newton) to white as the "universal color of light." This painting is encaustic - meaning pigment that has been mixed into beeswax, melted and applied to the surface while hot.(See my post on Evans Encaustics).I did add traditional oil paint on top of the encaustic paint.I really like this medium - it is faster than traditional oil paints. Encaustics are "dry" when cool and can be reheated in order to continue to paint.
This piece is magical, so very beautiful.
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