Sign up now for my next 6-week long landscape course in both acrylic and oil painting at Plaza Art Supply in downtown Nashville. We will meet on Wednesday mornings from 9-12 to learn about many aspects of acrylic and oil painting with the focus on landscapes. We will discuss, for example, the materials we use in acrylic and oil painting, composition, perspective, color mixing, trees, water and water reflections, rocks, clouds and skies, textures, mediums, glazing and more.
Painting with Gamblin’s Cold Wax Medium is becoming a very popular method with artists all over the world. In the process of painting with Cold Wax, artists can build layers of paint on paper or panels, add textures, use printmaking techniques, create mark making with charcoal, pencils wax pencils, incorporate powdered pigments, R & F paint sticks, oil tube paints, draw with paint sticks or use solvent for reductive techniques along with scratching and digging techniques when the wax is dryer. You can even use these materials on top of acrylic bases and textures. The applications are numerous and highly creative.
This class, taught by Rachael McCampbell, is for beginners or intermediate level artists who want to learn about the many amazing things you can do with Gamblin’s Cold Wax Medium and oil. This process of painting lends itself beautifully to abstraction or representational art. If you like to experiment with painting techniques that can surprise and delight you, then you may want to try Cold Wax and oil. It can be used in a thin, spare way or as a thick impasto.
Join me for my intermediate 6-week long landscape course in both acrylic and oil painting at Plaza Art Supply in downtown Nashville. We will meet on Friday mornings from 9-12 to learn about many aspects of acrylic and oil painting with the focus on landscapes. We will discuss, for example, the materials we use in acrylic and oil painting, composition, perspective, color mixing, trees, water and water reflections, rocks, clouds and skies, textures, mediums, glazing and more. This is meant for students who have some experience painting.
I want to share some comments from the last workshop I did at The Vienna Arts Society, Vienna, VA. It was a lovely group of dedicated artists who were very excited about Cold Wax Medium and oil. I will return for a week-long workshop where we can really go deeper. I’m looking forward to it! Thank you fellow artists for your supportive comments!
“This workshop was so enjoyable – nobody wanted to leave! I learned so much and will continue working on abstract compositions. I loved abstracting my landscapes and the cold wax added so much to the painting. I definitely will continue learning, working and experimenting with this medium! Love it! Hopefully you’ll come back up to teach!”NS
“Rachael, as a teacher, you are so patient, kind, and inspiring! You challenged us in ways I have not worked in years with my own art! I am so proud of the work I created- even if it isn’t quite there yet! I am so grateful for your guidance and positivity about our work. i know that the learning I experienced will carry over into my teaching and I am even more grateful for that!! Thank you a million times and I hope you come back for a week in the summer… when I can attend! :)” PC
“And may I also say what an extraordinary teacher Rachel is! She is SO talented and such a terrific teacher. She was so accommodating to each of us and met us where we are in our artistic journey. She patiently answered every question and made such insightful suggestions. I can’t wait to take another glass with her.” SH
“Rachael, thank you for a great workshop! I keep staring at my work, itching to carry it forward, when I’m not thinking “Wow! I did THAT?! ME?!“ What a crazy cool medium.” MS
“Your workshop was informative, inspiring, and fun, and I appreciated your generosity in sharing your knowledge and insights about the cold wax process, and painting and design. I do hope that I am able to take another workshop or class with you! “LM
“Rachael, thanks so very much for teaching us so many new techniques using cold wax and oil. Your class was interesting , fun and so inspiring. Thanks again for giving us your all!”HL
“Still reveling in all the “learning” from your class this weekend. You are a fabulous teacher and can’t wait to take another class with you!!” SH
“Thank YOU Rachael! I learned so much and was so grateful to be able to try so many different techniques in such a short amount of time.”KL
I just returned from teaching a 2-day workshop to a fabulous group of artists from The Vienna Arts Society in Vienna, VA near D.C. It was a beginning intro to Cold Wax Medium by Gamblin Oil. They did such beautiful work. They learned many new techniques and ways of painting with oil that only Cold Wax allows you to do. There are printmaking techniques, scraping, stenciling, drawing, brayering, reductive/removal techniques, painting, glazing and much more. It’s so fascinating to work with. I love it! I hope to return to Vienna to teach for a week-long workshop.
In this workshop we focused on abstraction using the landscape as a jumping off point. Here is some of the beautiful work they created. In two days, you cannot expect to get finished art but many actually did just that! They were ready to frame! Way to go ladies! See below for more photos.
Learn about a new women’s spiritual retreat, “Renew,” next spring in 2020 at Beersheba Springs, TN. Rachael McCampbell is partnering with Reverend Betty L. Proctor for a 3 night/4 day retreat to reconnect with our creativity and revitalize our souls through fellowship in a gorgeous natural setting on the Cumberland Plateau. For information about this retreat click on Artistic Adventures of the Soul.
Over the years of teaching, Rachael McCampbell has had many requests for private discussions about art outside the classroom setting for artists who want 100% of her attention. She is now offering these private sessions to discuss individual artists’ art either in person or online. To learn more, please go to her Private Consultations page.
This is a video showing a 3-D painting I designed and created called “Flowings” on a metal mobius strip. It’s oil paint – 5 1/2′ w x 18″ h x 3′ deep. It turns 360 degrees and can be seen from the inside and out. It’s an infinity painting and never ends. I painted this to benefit The Harpeth River Conservancy in Nashville, Tennessee .
I have loved painting this piece about water. It tells a story of water flowing through the atmosphere, to the mountains and streams all the way to the ocean and back. Water is one of our most precious resources and we need to protect it. The Harpeth River Conservancy protects the waters in middle Tennessee. They do such great work. The majority of the money raised to purchase this piece will go to the non-profit. I’m honored to get to support The Harpeth River Conservancy in this way.
“Flowings” will sell this fall. If you have any interest in purchasing this original work of art, please let me know.
This is a collection of landscape paintings that I painted for an exhibit called, “Illuminated Landscapes,” which benefits The Land Trust for Tennessee. They were exhibited in Franklin, TN in April 2019 for 2 weeks. If you weren’t able to attend this art show, I invite you to peruse this page and see if there are any original works of art that might interest you. THIS SALE ENDS MID-OCTOBER 2019!
Remember, your purchase directly benefits an outstanding non-profit that protects our open spaces, parks, family farms, forests and historic landscapes in Tennessee. They are crucial to keeping our state beautiful and environmentally healthy. Please contact me if you would like to know the prices of any of these paintings.
Thank you for supporting the arts and The Land Trust For Tennessee!
For all inquiries, contact Rachael McCampbell Art Studio: Tel: 310-569-8040 or email: email@example.com
Join me for my annual studio sale Oct. 19 & 20th, where I pull out original artwork, from finished paintings to sketches on paper, from greeting cards to demos I painted in art classes and more. There will be something for everyone. I have a limited space to work in and need to make room for new work.
So, come on down to my studio in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee, enjoy some nibbles and libations and spend time looking at art. Afterwards, make your way into the village (you can throw a rock at it from my studio) to see more art, antiques etc… The Copper Fox Gallery in Leiper’s Fork also shows my artwork so please check them out too–they have gorgeous artisan works!
I hope to see you on October 19 or 20th – Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 11-5. For more details, see the flyer. And thank you for supporting the arts!
Hello Painters! Do you want to grow as a landscape painter and find your voice? Come paint with me for 5 mornings at Plaza in Nashville. This is a class to study the landscape but also to go deeper as artists — to take your painting to that next level. Individual critiques and meetings about your work is part of this class. Contact me with any questions about this course and come have FUN WITH ART!