Cold Wax and Oil Painting Workshop

Saturday, March 21st. 2020, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Instructor: Linda Woolven

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 a 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.

Fee: $100 Please bring your own materials (see the material list below)

Wooden Palette, or disposable palette paper, or wax paper
Metal cups for medium
At least two palette knives, you can bring plastic knives as well, if you like
A variety of brushes: bring what you like working with

Oil Paint:
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.

Cold Wax:
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.

Linda Woolven Bio:

Linda is a local Toronto artist with a degree in Fine Arts. Her work is characterized by her great love of colour and texture and by the movement she creates in her paintings, using light, layers and stroke. Linda uses the palette knife and brush to create moody, emotional pieces that resonate with her audience. Linda’s landscapes and cityscapes hang in galleries, corporate and private collections across North America. Linda’s work is represented by Up In Frames Gallery, TAG Art Gallery, Millbrook Gallery, Art Emporium by the River, Galerie Q and Georgina Arts Centre Gallery. Linda is a sought after artist for workshops and classes in schools and galleries.

You can view some of her works at: also Linda’s instagram:

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