Introduction to Intuitive Painting with Oil and Cold WaxNovember 2-3, 2019
One jar or tin of Gamblin or Dorland cold wax medium
One or two painting knives, medium size
One pad of Arches Oil Paper, 16” x 20”
One or two R & F pigment sticks
Cold wax medium is a malleable paste of beeswax, odorless mineral spirits, and resin. It mixes with oil paint to create a luscious surface that can be textured, smoothed, layered, incised, and scraped back. No need to worry about “mistakes”, as your paintings can be changed at any time.
I’ll show you lots of techniques for adding layers, textures, graphic touches and atmosphere to your work. I let you in on the qualities unique to oil and cold wax. I encourage you to mix and match techniques in your own way and to develop your own style. We’ll play with Arches oil paper and Multi-Media Board which need no preparation before you dive in with paint and wax. You’ll learn how to use ordinary household tools to incise and make marks, how to scrape back for a dramatic look, and how to unify your compositions. We’ll also cover adding collage elements to your pieces. We’ll explore the creative process and ways to get your creativity flowing.