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Abstracted Landscapes in Oil and Cold Wax

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Abstracted Landscapes in Oil and Cold Wax
Dayna Collins
Date and Time:
10:00 - 4:00
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Minimum Age Level:
Skill Level:
All Levels
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The open enrollment period begins on
March 10, 2020

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

Oil and cold wax are versatile mediums that create rich luminosity and interesting surfaces. Using the surrounding area as our jumping off point for playful abstraction, we will experiment with laying down paint, building texture, scraping away and then doing it all again. We will work intuitively on multiple pieces, exploring texture, layers, composition, design and the use of color through oil paint and pigment sticks. The layers dry quickly and clean-up is done with mineral oil. You will complete several pieces plus go home with painting starts.

About the Instructor(s)

Dayna Collins is an energetic and enthusiastic abstract painter. She loves experimenting with texture, layers and color, likening her paintings to going on an archeological dig. Her work can be found in two Northwest galleries and she is featured in several books.

She paints intuitively and abstractly, laying down bold swaths of color in oil paint mixed with cold wax, then going back in, scraping, layering, adding, subtracting, refining the composition and finally discovering the story buried in the paint. She loves making marks using oil pigment sticks, graphite, or by scratching into the surface with a sharp object, each mark reflecting her eclectic personality. She is an energetic teacher and provides a safe place for students to experiment and learn new techniques.

Materials List: Students Bring

• 6-8 wood substrates, not larger than 11x14 inches - we will be working on several boards at once to allow for drying time. You can use cradled or flat panels, or you can work exclusively on Arches oil paper. Please gesso or paint your boards with acrylic paint prior to class. No need to gesso Arches Oil Paper.

• 16-oz. Gamblin or Dorland's cold wax Messermeister Silicone Bowl Scraper (available on Amazon)

• 2 or 3 palette knives in a variety of sizes

• 3 or 4-inch putty knife with flexible blade

• 12" x 16" pad of Arches oil paper

• A small assortment of oil paints in colors you love, including Titanium white. With a red, blue, and a yellow, we can mix a lot of colors. I'll bring lots of paint colors to share.

• 16" x 20" pad of palette paper

• Two rolls of paper towels

• Masking or painters tape


• A variety of texture-making materials (i.e. stencils, corrugated cardboard, old rubber stamps). Be creative and bring what you have on hand.

• Mark-making tools (i.e. skewers, awl, clay tools, nail, metal dental picks). Again, be creative.

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Galkyd medium

• Gamsol

• Galkyd Lite

• Mineral oil

• Large variety of oil paints to share

• R & F pigment sticks to experiment with

• Stencils, brayers, and scrapers to share

• Mark-making tools to share

• Charcoal and graphite pencils

• Loose charcoal and graphite

• Pan Pastels

• Baby wipes

• Gloves

• Tissue paper and newsprint

• Wax paper

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