I love working with oils to make colourful pictures. The process of moving paint around is, for me, an exciting occupation.
My technique is one of creation-destruction-creation as I gradually tease out a finished piece of work. Often a painting will evolve into something far away from the beginning.
I use Artist Quality Oils. Sometimes I mix them together with Cold Wax Medium. I love the way the wax moves as I sculpt the oils with a brush or knife, squeegees and brayers. Making many layers and scraping back reveals colour below rather like archeology. The worn textured appearance is exciting.
Cold Wax medium adds translucency and texture to the surface. It dries with a matte finish.
Paintings are mostly put aside to dry before continuing with the process. They can take many weeks to make and are finished when I feel happy with composition and colour harmony.