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Tide Lines: Cold Wax and Oil Collage

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June 14, 2021
June 17, 2021
10:00 - 4:00

Workshop Overview

Tides rise and fall, leaving behind evidence of where the water has been. Join Ruth Armitage to explore combining abstracted cold wax painting with assemblage and collage to create paintings that express the change and impermanence of the tides. You will work on several small panels using flotsam and found objects along with oil paint and cold wax. Learn how this slow-drying medium creates texture and allows you to adhere small, light objects to the painting surface. Class topics include content, composition, contrast, mark-making, color and texture. You will leave with about four completed works and several in process.

About the Instructor(s)

Abstract painter Ruth Armitage has been honored with signature status in the National Watercolor Society and many regional groups. She divides her painting time between watercolor, acrylic and oils. Ruth's work has been featured on OPB's "Oregon Art Beat" and has been exhibited and published nationally. Recently, Ruth’s work was featured in the Spring 2017 issue of Acrylic Artist Magazine. You’ll find Ruth’s work locally at the Portland Art Museum's Rental Sales Gallery, Freed Gallery and Earthworks. A former high school teacher, Ruth enjoys sharing art and inspiration in the classroom. Students enjoy her organized and creative approach to teaching.

Materials List: Students Bring

Online and In-Person Participants Bring:

• Light-weight found objects from the beach: small shells, small pieces of driftwood, dried seaweed, tiny stones, etc.

• Basic oil paint palette, preferably Gamblin Fastmatte oil paint: Cadmium Yellow, Quinacridone Red, Cobalt Blue, white, black, Indian Yellow, Transparent Earth Red or similar paints. (Instructor provides optional Solvent-Free Gel, Indian Yellow & Transparent Earth Red for In-Person Participants.)

• At least a full 4 oz. jar of Dorland or Gamblin Cold Wax Medium

• 1-2 palette knives

• Soft rubber brayer by Speedball or similar type (not sponge rollers or hard rollers) a smaller size is better

• 6-8 deep-cradled, gessoed wood panels by American Easel or similar, sized 8x10" to 12"x12" or 11"x13" (participants will need to gesso panels prior to workshop)

• Catalyst Silicone Wedge #1 or #6, silicone bowl scrapers also work (preferred brand Messermeister available on Amazon)

• Blue shop-type paper towels or similar

• 2 inexpensive bristle paintbrushes, size 1/2" flat and #8 round (Princeton brand or similar - even chip style brushes from Miller Paint will work)

• Electric or hand drill (may be shared)

• Short Screws or nails with mid-size heads and small tube of E-6000 adhesive

• Small, sealed glass or metal jar of Gamsol

• Deli Paper or waxed paper

• Butcher paper to use as mixing palette

• Blue painters tape

• Gesso

Optional Supplies:

• Non-latex gloves (I like nitrile, sized loose for easy on & off)

• Wood skewers

• Cheesecloth

• Mark making tools (fork, comb, sticks, etc.)

• R&F Oil bars

• Sandpaper

• Steel wool

• Gamblin Solvent Free Gel

• Galkyd Gel

• Crayons

• Oil bars

• Sandpaper

• Steel wool.

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

Extra Materials Instructor Provides for In-Person Participants:

• Solvent Free Gel

• Indian Yellow and Transparent Earth Red FastMatte colors

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