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DEMO – Oil Painting with Cold Wax


Instructor, Diane Brown
Wednesday, February 5th
1 pm - 3 pm

Cold wax is soft wax made from mixing beeswax, mineral spirits and resin and it’s been used for thousands of years. Cold wax is ideal for the creation of layers. It needs no heat as encaustic does, and when mixed with oil paint it becomes a soft, frothy substance similar to the frosting on a cake. Cold wax helps to extend the paint film, shortens drying time and allows the artist to create layers.

Painting with oils and cold wax can be done on heavy paper as well as rigid wood panels.

Diane will demonstrate this afternoon how to use cold wax with your oil paints and she will demonstrate examples of ways to enhance your oil paintings by using this medium.

The demo is complimentary and for those students who are interested in a workshop with Diane, we will be holding an all day workshop on Saturday, March 14th from 10 am - 3 pm. Please call to make a reservation, seating is limited.

Diane Brown is an award-winning mixed media artist, specializing in Oil & Cold Wax. She exhibits in the New England area, Oregon and in NYC.

She is an Elected Artist at the Mystic Museum of Art, an Artist Member of The Artist Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, a member of Maple and Main Gallery, the New Haven Paint & Clay Club, The Newport Museum of Art and the Art League of New Britain, South County Art Association, The Allied Artists of America, an Associate Member of the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Center, Essex Art Association, The Salmagundi Club and Lyme Art Association.

She has been commissioned by The Rose Project in Bethesda, Maryland as well as at Eastern Connecticut State University.

She has produced commissions for individual residences in Georgia, Florida and Connecticut.

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