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April Demo with Linde Caughey

  • 18 Apr 2017
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center, 18312 Oxnard St, Tarzana, CA 91356

Beneath by Linde CaugheyThe April CAL demonstration program on Tuesday, April 18, at 7pm, will feature Linde Caughey who will be demonstrating how to use cold wax medium with oil paints. Caughey says the cold wax medium adds body to oil paints without diluting color. It is often applied in multiple layers as it speeds up drying time while remaining workable for hours unlike encaustics. This approach allows oils to be rolled, knifed and spread easily onto a hard surface base. This process provides a good base for incising and printing into the surface. Painting this way has the feeling of excavating, allowing a surprising number of effects to be revealed from beneath the surface.

Here's how Caughey describes herself:

When I was 10 years old my father would take me with him as he visited his architectural sites. On the way he would pull over, take out the watercolors and we painted. This imbued me with an appreciation and love of trying to capture the essence of what was in front of me. Of course, I discovered years later that this is more easily said than done.

My career as an Architect, and later as a Show Designer at Walt Disney Imagineering and Universal Studios were all part of the thread that kept me in touch with my love for the creative process. When I worked at Disney we were offered models for drawing during lunch and I attended every chance I could. 

Since that time I have gone for to open studios for drawing, taken painting classes and studied with a small boutique group of painters. During this period in my life I have worked in all medias until I discovered the oil and cold wax which is presently my sole medium. 

The process of painting is a  sustaining force in my life. I have shown and sold my work at the Venice Art Walk, Art for Clare Charity Auctions and in upstate New York where we now live six months a year and where I finally have a real painting studio.

My husband, a sculptor educated at Rhode Island School of Design, shares my commitment to fine art.

You can see her work on her website at:

The meeting will begin at 7pm at the SFV Arts and Cultural Center, 18312 Oxnard St, Tarzana on Tuesday, April 18. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome. Suggested donation is $5 for CAL members, $8 for guests and visitors.

Please park in the fenced lot at the rear of the courtyard marked “Art Gallery Parking.”

By the way, if you missed our last demo with Kevin Davidson, you can see a video of it on our website at: (And thank you, Randy Sprout for posting that online for us.)

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