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Hot & Cold Wax

March 4, 2017 - March 30, 2017
Recurring daily
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Spring Bull Studio & Gallery
55 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 849-9166

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Hot & Cold
Exhibition Dates: March 4 - 30, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 4, 2017, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Gallery Night: March 9, 5:00 - 8:00 PM

March brings a new exhibit to Spring Bull Gallery, Hot & Cold, an invitational show of 11 artists with expertise in painting with a beeswax based mediums. Opening reception for this exhibit is Saturday March 4th, 5:00 – 7:00 PM, to which the public is invited.

Featured artists are: Angel Dean, Taleen Batalian, Judy Chaves, Johanna McKenzie, Nickerson Miles, Kathy Morton, Sandi O’Brien, Susan Petree, Suzanne Siegel, Felicia Touhey and Nancy Whitcomb. The exhibit runs March 5, 2017 – March 30, 2017.

An encaustic or hot wax method consists usually of finely ground pigments of color that are added to melted beeswax. Painters use heated palette and apply the mixture either by pouring, a palette knife or with a stiff bristle brush. Heat is used at different stage as the art work is developed. Cold wax medium is composed again of beeswax in addition to solvents and oil paint. It has a thick consistency and is used at room temperature. Both the hot & cold processes build up layers to give luminosity, translucency and sometimes even opaqueness to the work. Please come and enjoy this exhibition that uses beeswax to achive some remarkable effects. During Gallery Night March 9th we will have demonstrations of methods of painting with wax.

Hot & Cold Wax