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Mark Russell

Cold Wax Medium/
Abstract Landscapes


Saturday & Sunday
 April 6 & 7, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm



Mark’s oil paintings focus on landscape and nature. While some paintings include representational elements he sees in a landscape, he mostly hints at shapes and color. The challenge is to filter and simplify what he sees and paints, to push objects and color to abstraction.

Artists work with Cold Wax Medium and experiment with ways to incorporate this medium into their current oil painting practice. Cold Wax Medium offers a variety of methods to add texture, unique mark-making and layering to paintings. In addition to demonstrations, artists engage in hands-on exercises using traditional and non-traditional application and mark-making tools. The importance of composition, planning and editing in the painting process is discussed.  This will give you the confidence to continue working with Cold Wax Medium. Mark is extremely positive and encouraging & provides constructive feedback.

You must check out Mark’s PROCESS on his website to learn more. Beautiful.


Mark Russell has been creating landscape and nature paintings for more than 20 years. He has exhibited his work in group shows, in galleries and museums across the country. He has won numerous awards and is an Illinois Arts Council Grant recipient. His paintings are included in private and corporate collections. Previously, Mark was an award-winning designer focusing on packaging graphics. He holds degrees from DePaul University and The American Academy of Art in Chicago.

Website:   www.markrussellstudio.com.com

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