After working in various media, including oil, acrylic, pastel and gouache, Jennifer discovered oil and cold wax painting. Cold wax and oil painting is a medium that encourages experimentation, exploration and a level of creativity like few other media. By blending cold wax with oil paint, as well as many other forms of pigment (powder pigment, oil sticks, graphite to name just a few), the artist can build and excavate layers, and create texture. The interplay of colors in the many layers of the paintings can create luminosity and depth that draws in the viewer. Cold wax and oil can be used in abstract art as well as more realistic art and portraiture. Rather than using paint brushes, most cold wax and oil artists use a variety of tools to apply the paint to the substrate including squeegees, brayers and palette knives (and the most flexible tool of all, fingers). The artist can also combine collage and other media in their works.

This relatively new painting media has been gaining in popularity and Jennifer’s goal is to create a robust cold wax and oil painting community by imparting her knowledge and experience in hands-on and fun classes. Teaching out of her home studio as well as the Torpedo Factory, Jennifer has been able to convert new and experienced artists to the joys and freedom of this media.

UPCOMING CLASSES

SPRING

Explorations in Oil and Cold Wax Painting Onsite $120.00
Jennifer Hughes
M, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
4/15/2024-5/6/2024

SUMMER

Explorations in Oil and Cold Wax Painting Onsite $90.00
Jennifer Hughes
M, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
6/3/2024-6/17/2024

Explorations in Oil and Cold Wax Painting Onsite $120.00
Jennifer Hughes
M, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
7/8/2024-7/29/2024