Exploring Techniques in Oil and Cold Wax

with Jane Henry Parsons


Tuesday, June 6th, 10am – 4pm

$125 Members, $155 Non-Members plus $20 Materials Fee

The addition of cold wax into oil paint opens up a world of possibilities in your painting practice. Beginning with an overview of the medium, touching on composition and color mixing using a limited palette, we will explore some of the many techniques that can be achieved. We will use various tools to explore the magic that happens when building layers.

Expect to embrace the unexpected and discover a playful approach to your work.

$20 Materials fee includes: two surfaces to work on, oil paints, cold wax, solvents, nitrile gloves, use of various tools

Please bring with you: Paper towels, oil paints (if you have them, favorite colors you prefer in your work) your lunch and beverage.

Jane Henry Parsons, Sunrise, Portsmouth Arts Guild
Jane Henry Parsons, Oil and Cold Wax, Portsmouth Arts Guild

About Jane Henry Parsons


Jane began her career in Design and received her degree in Visual Arts/Illustration from UMASS Dartmouth. Since 2000, she has transitioned into oil painting and has studied at Decordova, Danforth Museum School, Medicine Wheel Studios and Mass Art continuing education. She has been on two painting retreats in San Gimignano, Italy, which provided much inspiration for her landscapes.

She is passionate about the emotive quality color plays, layering, patterns, textures and pushing the boundaries of composition.   She works in oils, primarily with a palette knife but is eager to use tools and mediums to explore new ways to add texture.


Creating a sense of place through nature and still life, instilling joy and creating connections are some of what inspires her but what is felt when viewing a painting is what drives her vision.  She has exhibited in numerous local venues, is in many private collections throughout the Unites States and is currently represented at Gallery Twist, Lexington. She is a member of many local art associations and enjoys donating her work to various charities.

Her studio is located in downtown Hudson, Massachusetts in the historic Odd Fellows building at 14 Main Street.