A River Runs Through
Oil and cold wax medium by Judith Stein
About Judith Stein
Being with nature has always been a source of inspiration, spirituality, and creativity. I have enjoyed painting semi-abstract landscapes as well as purely abstract compositions, highlighting the rhythms, textures, and vivid colors often found in nature. Adding cold wax and oil pastels to my oil painting process has allowed me to be less constrained by forms and details and therefore, freer and more intuitive in my approach. I love the feel of the buttery consistency of the cold wax, the limitless variety of patterns, shapes and textures that can be embedded in my work, and the interesting effects of exposing the many underlying layers to varying degrees. The oil and cold wax paintings submitted for the January Salon reflect the feelings of joy, peace, safety, and solitude that I have felt while walking in natural settings, especially during this pandemic.