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with Kristen Abbott
Online Class

Abstract Painting in Oil & Wax

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Unleash your inner artist! Learn to paint an abstract piece in oil and wax with expert guidance from artist Kristen Abbott. Kristen walks you through the process step by step, sharing methods and techniques that you can use for this and future projects. Even if you’re new to painting, you’ll come away with a piece that you’ll be proud to hang.


  • beginner
  • 7 episodes
  • 42m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction & Setup

1. Introduction & Setup

Kristen goes over everything you'll need for this simple and straightforward project. She also helps you find inspiration and make design decisions for your abstract work.

2. Initial Color Layer

2. Initial Color Layer

It's time to put color onto paper! Learn how to place your paint and create different textures, including a wash-like transparent covering using light oil. This will be the foundation for your piece. After that, Kristen gives advice on breaking through creative blocks.

3. White & Wax

3. White & Wax

Now it's time to add a layer of white and wax. See how to cover your piece with different pressures and strokes. Afterwards, watch the magic unfold as Kristen carves into the white to build texture and reveal the color underneath.

Recommended with this class

  • Oil paints
  • Oil paper
  • Silicone and bristle brushes
  • Scrapers and other texturing tools
  • Cold wax and oil drying mediums
  • Painter's tape