Painting with my hot wax medium

Painting with my hot wax medium which creates a lovely matt texture. I have mixed it with Michael Harding’s Kings Blue Light oil colour which is very much similar to Smalt. I wanted to achieve a distinction between the bird which is glossy with a Venetian Turpentine medium and the matt behind to add an extra dimension. The textural paint strokes convey a feeling of movement in the air, and a visual representation of the bird’s call. The bird here is a Bokmakierie Shrike from South Africa. Bokmakierie   Telophorus zeylonus call: