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Abstract Oil Painting with Cold Wax  

Since ancient times, artists have mixed various forms of wax with pigment to add body, brilliance and luminosity to their colors. Today the most widely known method of wax painting is encaustic, which involves molten wax, and fusing wax?and paint layers with a heat source. There is another way to paint?with wax that requires?no special equipment?or set-up, and is far?less toxic than encaustic. This is cold?wax medium – a room-temperature substance made with tiny beeswax particles. While encaustic mixtures set up immediately as the wax cools, with cold wax the “feel” is similar to traditional oil painting—the paint stays workable for hours, and is easily spread and manipulated. On the other hand, cold wax medium does speed up the drying time for oils considerably, enabling the artist to add layers of color and textural effects without waiting days for the paint to set up.

Combining the classic rich surfaces of oil painting with the translucent depth and varieties of textures created by Cold wax medium, a soft paste made with beeswax that adds body, translucency and depth to oil paint. This process is a perfect scenario for exploring the simple structures of abstraction, a personal point of view, and the beauty of color. No turpentine, clean-up is with baby wipes.

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Abstract Oil Painting with Cold Wax
Item: W9471 Virginia Paquette
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM North Campus   Room: V1058
Sessions: 10 W Address: 14673 NE 29th Place Bellevue, WA 98007
1/8/2020 - 3/11/2020 Fee: $349.00
CEUs:  3
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