I didn't paint the piece above--the credit goes to Terry Smith who organized and hosted the two-day oil/cold wax workshop that I had the good fortune to teach last weekend at The Miller School of Art in Seattle.. I had a great group of students and had so much fun. Our participants ranged from experienced painters, intermediate painters, and beginners. All produced vibrant and stunning work!
We worked on panels, Arches Oil Paper, and Stone Paper. I brought a lot of texture tools and students were inventive in finding additional ones. Students used plaster and Ceracolors in priming some of their boards, as well as acrylic gesso.
Participants experimented with adding gold transfer leaf for accents.
The piece above was the first picture this student ever painted!
Above: Applying oil and cold wax with a palette knife
Adding oil pastel, above
A touch of stamping above, on the right
Scraping off excess transfer leaf, above
Using a squeegee to move paint around, above