Melinda Cootsona – Cold Wax Techniques: The Beauty of Cold Wax (Online Class Recording)

Date recorded: Friday, October 13, 2023
Medium: Cold wax

In this first of two Cold Wax Technique Takeaways, Melinda Cootsona will demonstrate various cold wax techniques that she uses to develop her paintings. Watch as she creates multiple layers using different tools to build history for her figurative and abstract work.

All of these techniques can be used in purely abstract and figurative (representational) art.

Topics covered will include wax proportions, drying times, support materials, tools, textures and more.

Cold Wax Medium is used with oil paint.  There are new Cold Wax products on the market that do work with acrylics. This course does not address acrylics. Melinda will be demonstrating with oil paint and Gamblin Cold Wax Medium.

A native Northern Californian, Melinda Lomax Cootsona received her BFA from the California College of the Arts in Oakland in 1981. Melinda has been included in exhibitions at The Bakersfield Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo Plein Air Painting Competition and the Triton Museum where she won an Award of Merit.

Her abstract figurative work, with its use of lines and composition, is a nod to her BA in Architectural Interior Design and the influences of Bay Area figurative arts like Diebenkorn and Park. Her process always begins as an abstract, with multiple layers of shapes, lines, patterns and colors built up numerous times before she even considers the ultimate “subject matter.” Often her paintings depict private moments in a personal life.

$40.00 for 2 months

About Our Past Technique Takeaways:

Discover specific art techniques that you can ‘take away’ from some of your favorite artists and apply to your own work. This one-and-a-half hour recorded presentation will showcase a process that the artist incorporates in their daily art practice.  Instruction will be through a combination of lecture and demonstration. 

You’ll be able to watch the class recording as many times as you would like for two months (for example, for a purchase on March 4th at noon, the recording would be available until May 4th at noon). There are no ongoing charges.

A link to the recording will be included in your on-screen purchase confirmation, in your purchase confirmation email and on your Online Classrooms page.

(There is no Zoom link for this event because it has already taken place).

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