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Sue Martin: Abstracting the Landscape in Oil and Cold Wax

September 18, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Sue will demonstrate her process of using oil paints and cold wax medium to abstract the landscape. She will explain the materials used (canvas vs. panels, and credit card vs. palette knives), and the challenges of using this process en plein air (it melts in direct sun).

Sue Martin came to art later in life after a career in public relations and corporate training. She happily left that behind to enroll at the University of Utah where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.  She paints the essence of the landscape – the shapes, colors, textures, directions, order and chaos. Working with oil and cold wax, applied with credit cards or palette knives, she offers a unique abstracted view of her surroundings. She builds up layers of paint and wax, scrapes into layers, revealing colors below, and gradually moves from abstraction to a “sweet spot” between abstraction and reality.  Sue shares a studio in downtown Salt Lake City, enjoys plein air painting, and teaches occasional workshops.  See more of Sue’s work here.


September 18, 2021
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Escalante Heritage Center
Escalante, UT 84726 United States + Google Map