Most of us come to love oil and cold wax because of the luminous layers we can build using it. and the amazing versatility it allows for building texture. I love the medium and yet....It's also a common problem for people to overwork their oil and cold wax paintings, Instead of vibrancy or luminosity they get mud, opacity and frustration. One trick among many is to get off on the right foot on the very first layer. In your first layers and beyond a lot of the success has to do with using the right amount of pressure with your tools and knowing which tool to use when. In this vlog post, I'll show you how I created the base layers of what became this painting.