This painting is very special to me in many ways. It was done with oil stick…sort of like a large crayon of oil paint. They do not have the same toxicity as tube paint does. That is a good thing because when I use them, I first have to scrape off the hard shell each time and I get it all over my hands and under my fingernails. The oil stick comes in a multitude of colors plus there is a clear stick which is great for blending colors. You can also use a bit of turp or paint thinner to move the paint around once it's on the board.
Usually, I paint on canvas or paper but with this particular medium, oil stick, I needed a more solid surface so I used Fredericks art board. With oil stick, you have to press harder and a canvas has too much give to it. If I use paper, there will be a board the paper is mounted on.
The painting was done from a photo reference given to me by a special person who is mentioned in two of my poems. The number 3 has a special meaning I haven't figured out yet. There is a lot of texture to this piece that you are not able to see in the above photo. My mother had this in her home for a few years before she died. She had attached a note on the back of it 'on loan to be given back to Pam upon my death'. She had paid me for this painting and if the note had not been there, it would have been sold at an estate sale.