I spent September on Gambier Island Sea Ranch in British Columbia. It’s a wonderful community surrounding a beautiful bay, with no electricity, cars, street lights etc. Our cabin had a solar panel that charged a battery, that we used for lights or charging our phones but we had to conserve energy, especially on rainy days. That meant I couldn’t use my pancake griddle to melt my encaustic medium! I wanted to paint so I decided to try a different medium.
I experimented with cold wax medium - which is also bees wax with some mineral spirits to keep it soft and goopy like lard. It’s mixed with oil paint and applied with pallet knives, breyers and/or catalyst wedges.
The following photos show the progress and process for creating my Gambier Island Sea Ranch (GISR) Series available at Night Of Artists Gallery.