Auckland Atelier Newsletter #16

ISSUE #16 ~ 2019-11-06

Introduction to Cold Wax Painting

"It's a rare occurrence for one specific painting medium to have a whole genre of painting associated with it, but Cold Wax Medium is one such medium. Cold Wax Painting is not defined by subject matter nor the degree of realism or abstraction, Cold Wax Painting is unified by artists' shared interest in experimentation, texture and the physicality of paint layers."

~Gamblin Colors

Saturday, 30, November

10am - 2pm

Level: All Levels

All Materials Provided

Workshop Fee: $65.00

This one day workshop is designed for those who have wanted to try Cold Wax Medium but do not know how to begin. It's an opportunity to have a play with the medium and tools and decide whether this painting genre is something you'd like to pursue. A final Cold Wax painting has several layers, with drying time, can take weeks to complete. You will however, come away with a better understanding of the Cold Wax painting process and the possible beginnings of a painting you can continue to work on at home.

To make a booking, please visit Auckland Atelier

Explore the use of Cold Wax Medium using tube oils, pigment sticks, powdered pigments, and a variety of implements provided for you in this one day exploratory open studio.

Discover new ways of creating textures and colour fields through layering. We will discuss the different stages of drying and the possibilities and limits at each stage.

Learn techniques such as mark making, how to create line with an oil transfer sheet, "pooling" out with Gamsol, adding dry pigments, veils of colour and other tips and techniques unique to this medium.

Come away with a better understanding of Cold Wax painting so that you can explore on your own.

We will also discuss studio safety, how to care for your tools and what household items you can use in the painting process.

An example of what you can expect to produce in one Cold Wax session

Examples of some finished Cold Wax paintings

Artwork by Sandy Auckland

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