Broaden your painting language by exploring new methods of working with oil and cold wax medium. In this workshop, you will be encouraged to experiment and add unique texture, mark-making, and layering to your process to create surfaces that are rich, complex, and engaging.
While demonstrations will introduce a variety of techniques, the majority of class time will be reserved for hands-on experimentation through prompts and individually driven explorations. Mark will provide one-on-one critiques to help connect group exercises with each student’s unique goals and needs. Demonstrations and examples will be landscape-based, but artists with a focus on abstraction or other imagery are welcome.
Mark Russell has been creating landscape paintings for more than 20 years. Surface provides a steady stream of inspiration, such as the texture of a rock, the edges of a cloud, the reflections and movement in water, or the veil of light on a hazy day. Mark builds layer upon layer to the surface through a process of scraping, rubbing, adding, and subtracting. He has exhibited his work in group shows with galleries and museums across the country, and is included in private and corporate collections. Mark holds degrees from DePaul University and The American Academy of Art in Chicago.