Exploring Cold Wax: Capturing Texture
Instructor: Kim Sobat
Class Code: KS181202
Workshop Fee: $120.00
Medium: Cold Wax and Oils
Sunday, December 2nd, 1pm-5pm
Cold wax medium is all the buzz these days, and for very good reasons! Not only is it used to make stunning painting with oodles of depth and texture, but the combination of cold wax and oil paint is versatile, forgiving, quick drying, much more!
In this one day workshop, you will learn how to create cold wax and oil paintings that reflect your individual vision using scrapers, palette knives, squeegees, and even common household tools. Additionally, you will learn how to keep colors bright and vibrant without getting muddy and how to handle your tools to get the desired effects.
WARNING: Happy accidents are not uncommon!
Supplies to bring:
Oil paints (water soluble okay) - 10 or more colors (Lukas 1862 is great!)
Gamblin Cold Wax Medium (16 oz. can)
Scrapers - scrapers with an edge that has some give. Catalyst brand is a good choice. The 4.5 Catalyst W-06 model is the most versatile.
Bowl scraper or squeegee
2-3 Palette knives - trowel type palette knives in 2-4 sizes
2-3 Smooth pre-gessoed cradled wood panels (12x12 or similar size dimensions)
2 Acrylic paints for underpainting (your choice of colors, but darker is nice)
Paint Brush for painting base acrylic layer (wider flat nylon is best)
Roll of paper towels
Blue painters tape (wide enough to mostly cover your cradled panel sides)
Latex or silicone gloves
12x16 paper palette (no larger, to save table space)
Small bottle odorless solvent like Gamsol or Turpenoid (Please make it odorless)
4 soft rubber brayer
Soho Studio Wipes - Not required, but very handy for wiping off tools and your hands.
I will share these tools for you to try out, but youre welcome to bring your own: Pottery scraper, Hair comb, Rug grip mat, Steel wool, Bamboo skewers, Plastic fork, Clean sand, Bubble wrap, Tissue Paper, Pot scrubber, Whisk broom, Bowl scraper or squeegee