Landscapes using Palette knives with Oil and Cold Wax

Learning the uses of cold wax in oil paint allows for unique textures, subtle satin sheens and quicker drying times – something every oil painting artist could use!

Instructor: Samantha Williams-Chapelsky
Fine Art Painters
For Stage(s):
Aspiring, Emerging, Professional, Master
Medium: Oil & Cold Wax

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Starts on Saturday, November 4, 2023
Nov 4 | Nov 5

2 sessions, 4 hrs each, daily
11:30am – 3:30pm MT


Note: Price in $USD

13 in stock

    Course Description
    This workshop will open up artists to the effects of cold wax in their oil paintings! By using a photo reference, students will master landscape simplification using Samantha Williams-Chapelsky’s simplification process. We will then practice mark making with palette knives and creating unique effects with this common tool. And lastly we will learn about cold wax and its uses and application techniques. Artists will then create a uniquely textured painting alongside Samantha showcasing cold wax as a medium for oil paints. Artists will create several sample boards and one finished oil and cold wax painting in this two day workshop. Some experience with oil paints is an asset.
    Supply List

    Please have on hand:

    1. Jacquard Cold Wax 8 oz or Gamblin cold wax
    2. Assorted metal palette knives (typically sharper points are easier to work with)
    3. Five 8″ x 10″ panels (can be canvas panels or wood panels) Please prep these in advance with gesso it they do not come pre primed.
    4. Paper Towels
    5. Oil Paints

    • Phthalo Blue
    • Nickel Azo Yellow or other transparent yellow
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Titanium White

    6. Pencil
    7. Notepad
    8. Palette Paper
    9. Q Tips

    Instructor Bio

    Samantha Williams-Chapelsky completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Alberta in 2009, with distinction, majoring in painting and art history.

    Samantha has been exhibiting her art extensively for the past 15 years worldwide. Her paintings are included in numerous corporate and private collections and are represented in select commercial art galleries.

    Samantha is the Golden Working Artist for the province of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. She also works as an art instructor and lecturer, hosting workshops and sessions across Canada.

    Painting of a beach
    painting of field and sky
    painting of a countryside
    painting of a river and sky
    painting of mountains
    painting of a field and clouds


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