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Oil & Cold Wax Abstract

This course is for artists who want to learn tools, techniques, and how to layer with oil and cold wax. This is a great way to push your creativity and loosen up a bit as the tools are different from traditional brush tools.

Instructor: Pamela Beer
Audience:
Fine Art Painters
For Stage(s):
Aspiring, Emerging, Accomplished, Professional, Master

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Starts on January 9, 2023
Jan. 9 | Jan. 10 | Jan. 11 | Jan. 12
4 sessions, 2 hrs each, daily
10am – 12pm MST

$330.00

Note: Price in $CAD

Out of stock

SKU: TcA-0069-ENG-P Category:
Course Description

This course is for artists who want to learn tools, techniques, and how to layer with oil and cold wax. This is a great way to push your creativity and loosen up a bit as the tools are different from traditional brush tools.

Emphasis will be on creating paintings that have a surface history, a powerful compositional design, and some unique color mixes.

Students will work on wood panels and/or oil paper to do various exercises that explore color mixes, design, and expression.

Discussion and demos, painting time, and individual critique and encouragement are provided.

  • Introductions
  • Basic Introduction to CWM, Why use it, surfaces, tools, safety
  • Mixing paints/pigments
  • Working wet
  • Demo of quick, intuitive paintings
  • Building Foundation Layers
  • Working dry
  • Initial Textures
  • Glazing or laying down transparent color, Brayer, and Transfer
  • Techniques
  • Creating Shapes and working on composition
  • Mark-Making
  • Reductive Techniques: solvent reductions and scraping back in to layers
  • Color and composition
Supply List

Order supplies early as sometimes they are back ordered.

Dick Blick – Introduction To Oil And Cold Wax – Pamela Beer (Basic supplies here, but if you have oil paints and favorite colors you can bring those also.)

Mesermeister squeegeeAmazon. There are other bowl scrapers but this one is nice a pliable and affordable for starting.

Brushes of various sizes, stencils, and any mark making tool may be brought and used in class.

Paper Towels needed and nitrile gloves keep your hands clean. This medium can be very messy.

Instructor Bio

In 2013, I left my corporate role in the technology industry and turned to the one thing that had been my ‘go to’ activity for most of my life when things would get difficult; making art.

I started with watercolors, then acrylics, then oil and cold wax. It has taken me years to develop a sense of abstract style that is my own. In the beginning I painted what I thought others would like, then I came to the point when I realized that I only need to paint what is meaningful to me, the things I enjoy.

There is something so satisfying for me to just paint expressionistically, of ideas and feelings of places, or even people.

Artwork by Pamela Beer
Artwork by Pamela Beer
Artwork by Pamela Beer
Artwork by Pamela Beer
Artwork by Pamela Beer
Artwork by Pamela Beer

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