Introduction to oil & cold wax

In this experimental 2-day course you will be guided step by step on the methods for building up paintings in layers, using cold wax, oil paints and pure pigments. The workshop will also look at mark making and will explore different ways to create textures and lines using a variety of tools and techniques. 

You will work towards completing a number of small paintings by the end of the workshop.


Knowledge areas

  • Introduction to using cold wax medium with oils
  • Introduction to the tools
  • Understanding drying times
  • Working wet-on-wet
  • Building layers of colour
  • Using transparent and opaque colours
  • Creating textures and lines using a variety of tools and techniques
  • Incorporating pigments and other loose powders into your work
  • Blending techniques


Skill Level

Designed for all levels of painting experience. 


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.