Feb 2020| 3 Sessions
Fri.Feb 28nd: 12pm-4pm | Sat. Feb.29th: 11am-4pm | Sun. March 1st: 12pm-5pm
Description: Please join us in exploring Abstract oil painting with cold-wax medium. Cold wax simply is a medium that is waxed based. Cold-wax medium is wonderful for oil painters to experiment with, using non-traditional tools to achieve texture and finishes similar to encaustic but without the caustic fumes and heat. This exciting medium is gaining widespread popularity, and opens doors for oil painters to explore new techniques and surface effects. According to instructor Cindy Walton, 'Cold-wax medium has totally changed the way I approach painting. It offers opportunities to develop layers of introspective and emotional interpretations.'
Abstraction & Cold Wax Medium Supply List Required:
· *4-6 panels (or more)
· One pad of Arches oil paper 12”x16”
· **Assortment of oil paints, pigment sticks and/or oil bars
· ***Pallet knives, trowel type.
· ****Squeegees ,shower type.
· 4” soft rubber brayer
· Cold Wax medium Dorland’s or Gamblin 16oz.should be enough for the class
· Odorless solvent (Gamsol or Turpenoid)
· Old brushes (assorted)
· 12”x16 “paper palette or freezer paper
· Paper towels · Apron (we will get messy)
· Blue painters tape to keep clean edges. Size of tape depends on the cradle size.
· Rubber gloves
Optional: · A few pigment sticks, anything to create texture such as a dish brush, tooth brush, scraps of matt board/cardboard, things to stamp into surface, yarn, string, etc.
· Also bring ideas: I encourage you to come with some ideas in mind to work from. We will be working abstractly and these motifs, symbols, ideas, photos, etc. will be stepping off points for your work.
A Note about choosing materials… *Panels a. Ampersand brand gesso board or clay board is what I recommend. Homemade panels are fine but they must be primed with at least 3 coats of gesso. b. The cradle comes is several sizes. If you are interested in attaching panels you will want the 2”deep cradle. (The cradle is the side of the panel much like the side of a wrap around canvas – great if you would rather not frame the finished piece). c. Flat panels may also be used which would be framed when finished. d. Sizes: You will be able to work on several at a time. If you work quickly you will want more than 4-6 panels or larger panels. Slower workers 4-6 will be fine. There are space constraints so not too big. Presently, I have been working a square format 12”x 12” for demo purposes.
**Oil paints a. Bring 10 or more of your favorite paints. I recommend opaque and transparent, dark and light, to give you a variety of options. There are lots of fun colors out there. Metallic colors give wonderful effects. b. I recommend a good quality of paint such as Rembrandt, etc. It does make a difference. Also, I do not recommend water soluble oils. If you are new to oils or budget is an issue a starter set may be an option.
***Palette Knives a. Trowel type palette knives of a couple of the different sizes. The plastic ones will work.
****Squeegees a. Really anything to push the paint around will work – shower squeegees are nice. Silk screen squeegees are too stiff. b. I also like the Wilton (brand) dough scraper with silicon blade, not metal. (I will order some of these that can be purchased at cost.)