Instructor: Linda Woolven
On Saturday March 3 and May 12 from 10:00 to 3:00 (there will be a one hour break for lunch: bring your own lunch or go to a nearby restaurant).
For registration: email Linda at email@example.com or call us at 416 461 7936
Cold wax is a unique medium that allows the artist to get very tactile: utilizing layers, thick textures and scraping to create movement, energy and luminous lighting in your paintings.
In this workshop, Linda will demonstrate how to use cold wax to allow underlying layers to effectively come through. Linda will use a tactile approach with the oil and cold wax, allowing the artist to work with palette knife and other implements to pull and scratch the wax to create a novel textured effect. Applied on wood, instead of canvas, the cold wax and oil make for a fun painting process that creates striking paintings.
Adding cold wax to your oils also delivers the added advantage of more cost effectively building thick textures.
This workshop will take place at LucSculpture School & Studio at 663 Greenwood Avenue in Toronto
Wooden Palette, or disposable palette paper, or wax paper
Metal cups for medium
At least two palette knifes, you can bring plastic knives as well, if you like
A variety of brushes: bring what you like working with
Titanium White (large tube), Cad. Yellow light, Cad. Red Light, Yellow Ochre, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine blue, Cerulean Blue, Viridian Hue, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber. You can also bring cobalt blue or any other colour you like working with.
Gamblin cold wax medium: stores do not keep a very large stock of cold wax since it is not a very common method of painting, so shop early.
Liquin, paper towels or rags. You will need a wood canvas. Linda will be demonstrating on 16×20.
Bio: Linda is a local Toronto artist with a degree in Fine Arts who has spent much time amongst the trees, lakes and rocks of Northern Ontario. Utilizing thick textures that are suggestive of reality without being abstract or literal, her impressionistic oil paintings reveal her love for the land and for the character she finds in old buildings.
Linda’s landscapes and cityscapes hang in galleries and private collections across North America. She is a sought after artist for workshops and demonstrations in galleries.
Linda website: www.lindawoolven.com