Oil and Wax

A Texture Building Class

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Supply List:

  • artist boards/ wood panels (any size)
  • cold wax medium (Dorlands or Gamblin) 16 ounces or more
  • oil paints (any brand) I like Charvin, Utrecht, Williamsburg and Holbein
  • silicone scraper
  • mark making tools
  • oil pastels
  • chalk pastels and charcoal
  • pigments *optional
  • brayer
  • palette knife
  • collage elements
  • tissue paper
  • stencils
  • palette paper (I prefer palette paper for the easy disposal of dried paints. You can use a wood palette if you prefer.)

*Hobby Lobby makes a super cheap oil paint that is around $5 a tube. I recommend these for people just starting out!

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In this class, we will be exploring how to build texture with cold wax medium and oil paints.

Alternative mark making, etching, collage, palette knife painting, and texture building. We will be creating textural abstracts and still life paintings. There will be over 6 hours of video content in this course.

Your Instructor

Wendy Brightbill
Wendy Brightbill

My name is Wendy Brightbill and I am somewhat of a creative wanderer, an artist who enjoys exploring a multitude of mediums and styles. I love messy child-like play especially when it involves paint. I picked up a paintbrush after a car accident rearranged my brain from a closed head injury. I believe that there is healing to be found in art making and getting lost in the process. I try not to treat my art as being too precious, and yet, I am deeply committed to my daily creative practice. Art making is a little like breathing air for me. I can’t live without it. I am also a mother to three beautiful girls and a wife of 17 years to my biggest cheerleader. I have lived in Colorado for all of my life. All I ever needed to know, I learned from being a kindergarten teacher for four years. I just turned forty and I am finding this new found super power of saying no to the things that don’t bring me joy or peace.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts June 25th and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Can I take this class without using oils?
No. This class is specifically for oil painters and/ or people wanting to learn oil paints. Please refer to my many other classes that are not specific to oils.
Can I use water based oils?
It's not recommended. But you are welcome to try it out for yourself.
Where can I purchase Cold Wax Medium?
I prefer to order my cold wax online. There are two main brands, Dorlands and Gamblin.
Where can I find out more about Cold Wax Medium?
What other art materials can be used with Cold Wax?
Besides oil based paints, you can also use paint sticks, powdered pigments, charcoal and graphite, pastels. It should NOT be mixed with water based paints like acrylics and watercolors.
How many hours of video instruction is included in this course?
Over six hours of video!!!

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