It was a good day in the studio with these three women--Sandy, Karen and Kim. (Sorry that the photo is a bit blurry--I mistakenly had my camera set on close-up.) All three drove considerable distances to come--which I very much appreciate--and all made excellent progress on several panels each throughout the day.
As usual when I teach, I learned a thing or two from them...Karen, who has taught many workshops herself, had some good ideas for the business aspect of teaching (something I've been learning as I go.) Kim Grant
came up with a technique for printing a shape--she coated the rim of a small suction cup with wax, then dipped that in powdered charcoal. The circular shape transferred very cleanly onto her panel. Sandy, the third member of the group, achieved an impressive rich color/texture on one panel using a metallic powder/wax mixture. Those are just a few highlights--whenever a group of people get together to explore cold wax and oils, the day is pretty much one visual surprise after another.
The online group Oil and Wax: Exploring Cold Wax Painting
that I started a few days ago has taken off very well, with 43 members from ten countries already signed on. The group is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about this process.