Atmospheric landscapes

In this 1-day course we will be working with oil paints and a medium called cold wax to create paintings with depth and atmosphere. Paula will share with you her techniques for creating atmospheric landscapes and dramatic skies with transparent colours and blending techniques using squeegees, palette knives and brushes. 

The workshop will include information about techniques, as well as demonstrations and plenty of time for practice. You will be amazed by what you can create in just one day!

What will be covered?

  • Introduction to using cold wax medium with oils
  • Introduction to the tools
  • Working wet-on-wet
  • Using transparent and opaque colours to create depth and atmosphere.
  • Incorporating pigments into your work
  • Blending techniques


Workshop results 


Do I have the experience?

Whether you are a professional artist or haven’t picked up a paint brush since school, absolutely no experience of painting or of working in oils needed. Just come prepared to have fun and to experiment.


Atmospheric landscapes with Paula Dunn Artist 


I’m hooked… what other workshops can I do?

Why not join the 1-day Exploring oil and cold wax workshop and experiment with techniques for building layers of texture, patterns, marks, and colour to form rich, complex foundations to your paintings. We will focus on mark making with drawing materials and explore different ways to create textures, patterns and lines using a variety of tools and solvent reduction techniques.

Alternatively you can progress to the Advanced oil and cold wax 3-day workshop where you will be shown advanced techniques as well as work on creating a series of paintings.


Workshops with Paula Dunn

Workshop dates

All 2022 workshops in Yorkshire, Newcastle and Cornwall have now been scheduled. 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.