"Lake Powell in Wax"
Image size 9.5" x 6.5"
I've painted Lake Powell many times using many different mediums. It is such a beautiful place and the blue and orange complementary color scheme has always been a favorite for me and Lake Powell is an amazing example of that color combo.
I love the way the wax moved in the water in this painting. At first, I fought against it but each time I hit a new layer of wax with the heat gun, this is the direction it moved and now I really like it and think it is interesting looking.
I did a little shellac burning in the cliffs but because the color was the same, there was little change in the effect. It does have a shine that it wouldn't have otherwise though. I also added oil pastel but that didn't add much detail either - just a little extra texture in the cliffs.