Underpainting and Taking Risks

Underpainting and Taking Risks

Two-Part Series:
RF Pigment Sticks and Gauging Success

By Pamela Caughey
See Pamela Caughey’s work in WTP Vol. IV #5

RF Pigment Sticks and taking RISKS, Cold Wax/Oil Painting

Painting in a series allows you to take a lot more RISK because you have more going on and nothing is so ‘precious.’ Watch as I use RF Pigment sticks in this oil/cold wax painting.”

How I Gauge Success in an Underpainting

I gauge success in the first layers of a painting. Once you understand the role of ‘play,’ ‘fun,’ and risk taking in these early layers, you will find new freedom.”

Pamela Caughey works in many media, with special interest in cold wax/oil, encaustic, mixed media and acrylic. Her work is in the permanent collection of several museums (Missoula Art Museum, Holter Museum of Art, Nicolaysen Museum of Art) and public buildings nationally and internationally, and her work appears in the newly published book by Rebecca Crowell and Jerry McLaughlin, Cold Wax Medium: Techniques, Concepts, Conversations. After teaching foundations courses at the University of Montana, Bitterroot College (Hamilton, Montana), she is now a full-time studio artist and teaches workshops from her Hamilton, Montana studio and around the country.

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