A Continued Exploration of Oil and Cold Wax with Dona Mara Friedman
Instructor: Dona Mara Friedman
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
July 11-12, 2019
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
$240 Member/$275 Nonmember

In this class we will dive deeper into the many possibilities that cold wax offers when mixed with oil paint. Exploring mixing media, working without brushes, building texture, controlling colors, we will learn to compose and plan paintings while allowing happy accidents that the medium contributes to. We will use 3 primary colors to create many variations, with the addition of white to create tonal varieties. A fun and exploratory class for those who have some oil painting background or those who took the introduction class.

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Dona Mara is a painter with a 40-year continued exploration in two dimensional space and surface. Her paintings are infused with an abstracted vision of nature and an individual field of color, line and texture, influenced by her personal connection to her surroundings. She exhibits regularly in the regional Northeast and is included in numerous private collections throughout the U.S.

She is currently exhibiting the largest concept solo show of her career REFLECTIONS – The Intangible Things at stART Space in Manchester, VT (on view through July 20, 2019).

On her artistic practice, Dona Mara says, “My paintings are dealing with planes of space that convey implied places of interest, beauty and wonder. Often a painting begins as I glimpse a particular textural field through a screened or rainy window. A visceral desire to connect to nature, learning to change and flow through seasons with light, color, texture and form, guides my choices. The suggestion and ambiguity without absolute representation creates a simplicity, while the continued hope is that the viewer is drawn into the work, finding a resting place, or a human connection.”

Dona Mara Friedman, detail from Passing Through


July 11 at 10:00 am — July 12 at 4:00 pm
10:00 am — 4:00 pm (30h)


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