Sunday, March 10, 2013

Genesis Heat Set Oils and Journaling

If you've visited my website or known me for some time, then you also know I'm a fine art painter using the Genesis Heat Set Oils.  I won't go into all the wonderfulness of these paintings (including that they are non-toxic oils!) right now as you can discover all of that information by visiting my website - Via Von  :-)

When I began my adventures into art journaling and mixed media, my big concern was that I wouldn't be able to use the Genesis Oils as they require a heat set with a heat gun or oven to set the oils ... and well ... art journaling is done on paper in a collected book of papers.   I had visions of paper ashes flying all around my painting easel and desk and having to keep a fire extinguisher under the desk.  :-(

I switched to other mediums like acrylics and watercolours and oil pastels, etc.  But somewhere in the back of my mind, the thought was niggling ... give the Genesis a test.  And so I did.  Just a simple little piece of blue skies and wildflowers that made me think of my favourite place in the world - Mt. Falcon, Colorado.

There is nothing like the majesty of the Colorado Rockies and wildflowers and grasses talking to the wind as you sit and let God's love for His creation wash over you.

Its magical and heavenly.

Mount Falcon

This painting of Mt. Falcon is one I did many years ago now, based on a photo I took, when we still lived in Colorado.  Cass, Mick, Max, and Mick's mom, Louise, had come out for a Holiday and we took a days outing up there and around Red Rocks Ampitheatre.  Its such a lovely drive with lovely destinations.

The other two photos below were also painted from photos I took that day.  Red Rocks was gifted to Cass that following Christmas.  Max at Mt. Falcon was gifted to Mick that following Christmas.  :-)

Max at Mt. Falcon

Red Rocks Ampitheatre

I'm very homesick for Colorado and especially my Rocky Mountains.  I'm glad I have my paintings to warm my heart and remind me of happy times there.   :-)


  1. Love these!! I have a set of those paints. I may just have to dig them out now!! Thanks again for the inspiration!!

  2. Pretty! and I like the texture you were able to create with the paints.

    1. Thank you Cindy. Genesis does that naturally, like other oils. :-)


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