Bold and Uninhibited: Oil and Cold Wax Painting in TuscanyOctober 2-11 (depart the 12th), 2019
Paint abstract pieces adventurously and intuitively in this ten-day, all-inclusive workshop in Bella Italia! You’ll work closely with me to create with joy! Creating abstract art with oil paint and cold wax medium involves taking a journey into yourself and your world -without a map. The process is intuitive, bold and full of discovery. Your pieces will take on lives of their own through the many layers of oil and cold wax you apply, and areas where you choose to incise and scrape back.
We’ll work on oil paper and Multimedia Artboard to create with joy and abandon. I’ll show you all the basics as well as many of my favorite techniques. We will cultivate a playful atmosphere, using this medium where there are no mistakes!
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. We’ll use a variety of tools to experiment with texture and layers. We’ll explore using lightweight papers to add collage elements that blend in and become part of the painting.
We’ll take day trips to the stunning hill towns in the area where you’ll be inspired by the light, colors, and history of Tuscany! We’ll be served delicious, fresh food every day at our retreat in an old Italian villa.
The watchword for this workshop is, “Experiment!” You’ll build up many layers, incise, scribble, scrape back, and texture work, allowing each piece to tell its own story.
Whether you’re new to the medium or more experienced, you’ll find something in this workshop to inspire you!