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Oil and Cold Wax Workshop

One Day Workshop with Diane Brown 

Tuesday, May 17th, 10am – 3pm

Portsmouth Arts Guild

2679 East Main Road

Portsmouth, RI 02871

Waitlist Only

Materials List$20 Materials Fee to Instructor

Diane Brown, Let's Call it a Night, Portsmouth Arts Guild

Class Description:
Diane begins the class with a demonstration showing how to mix the oil paint with the cold wax, how to move the medium around the paper using non-traditional tools and how to create marks while using stencils, knitting needles, tissue paper and much more.

Through the process of layering and manipulating different oil & cold wax layers, rich abstract paintings are created, filled with vibrant color and visual texture.  Each artists has the opportunity to create several paintings done on 140 lb watercolor paper while in this workshop.

About Diane Brown:

Diane Brown is an award winning mixed media artist, specializing in the Oil & Cold Wax Medium.  Her work has been exhibited in NYC, CT, RI, OR, PA.

She is an Elected Artist at the Mystic Museum of Art, a Member of  the Art League of New Britain, the New Haven Paint & Clay Club, The Allied Artists of American, South County Art Association, Wickford Art Association, Essex Art Association, Lyme Art Association, The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Center and formerly a member of The Salmagundi Club, NYC.

Artist Statement:  

My work is inspired by the natural and organic formations, surface patterns and textures found all around us.  I create my abstract paintings while combining oil paint with cold wax.  The process of painting is my focus, not trying to make a specific statement, so I often begin in one place and end up in another with no idea of how I got there or how to “do it again”.  

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