Approaching Painting: Introduction to R&F Pigment Sticks, Oil, Cold Wax and Mixed Media with Lisa Pressman

Thursday, June 2
1 session

This is an introduction to the possibilities of painting with R&F pigment sticks. Pigment sticks are oil paint combined with wax to hold together into a stick form. They can be used in a spontaneous way right on a surface without the need for brushes. Lisa will demonstrate combining them with oil paint, cold wax and also integrating other drawing materials into the process. Layering, mono printing and mark making will be covered along with the use of tools such as scrapers and brayers. Through various exercises students will experiment with materials and create 10-20 small scale studies onboard and paper. (No encaustic included)

Lisa Pressman is represented by Causey Contemporary in New York City, and has a solo show planned there for November 2015. She also will be exhibiting at R&F Handmade Paints, Kingston, New York; Butters Gallery, Portland, Oregon; and Telluride Gallery of Fine Art I Colorado.  In 2014, she exhibited her work in Mapping a Place, a solo show, at Susan Eley Fine Arts, New York City. Lisa has an MFA from Bard College. She lives and works in West Orange, New Jersey, and currently  teaches painting locally, nationally and internationally.