Advanced oil & cold wax

Building on your existing knowledge the workshop will focus on advanced techniques such as solvent pours, glazes, blending as well as covering technical aspects relating to tools, surfaces, colour, values, textures, shapes, and composition. 

Over the three days we will work on a series of paintings, working intuitively and letting our work evolve. 

The workshop will include information about techniques, as well as demonstrations but more importantly there will be time for dedicated and focused painting and individual support. 

What will be covered?

  • Working wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry
  • Using transparent and opaque colours to create depth and atmosphere.
  • Building rich layers of texture, patterns, marks, and colour to form rich, complex foundations to your paintings.
  • Incorporating pigments and loose powders such as marble dust into your work.
  • Solvent reduction techniques and solvent pours.
  • Incorporating pigment sticks and oil bars and other drawing mediums.
  • Using glazes to harmonise your paintings.
  • Problem-solving compositions by exploring colour, value, contrast, and shapes.
  • Experimenting with embedding materials.
  • Exploring different surfaces and supports
  • Masking, stencilling and transfer techniques including how to make transfer papers
  • Creating a series of paintings that work together as a collection as well as individually.


Advanced workshop outputs


Do I have the experience?

If you have attended one of my 1-day or 2-day workshops, then this is the perfect next step for you. If not, then ideally you should have some basic understanding of working with oils and cold wax. If in doubt, then just get in touch and we will advise you as to which workshop would be best for you.


Outputs from workshop


    Workshop dates

    There is plenty to choose from whether you want to visit me at my studio based at the Craft house in Yorkshire or fancy combining a holiday in Cornwall with a bit of creativity. Head on over to my workshop listings to find one that suits you.