Oil and Wax: Exploring Cold Wax Painting Techniques

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Gamvar Satin

Posted by Loraine Mayne on November 10, 2019 at 3:16pm 2 Comments

I have a large panel that i used Gamblin cold wax and oil paint, in a 50/50 ratio......let everything dry and painted on a coat of Gamvar satin, and I could see lines from the brush, so I let that dry a few days and did another coat with a foam roller, which made it more even but still see some uneven areas. There are areas which have thicker paint than others, so my question is, should I put on another coat ?

Encaustic paint

Posted by Martha Sue Reynolds on July 8, 2017 at 8:53am 1 Comment

I have some in caustic paint. I have switched to cold wax. Can I use the encaustic paint for the cold wax projects?

a thought for you:

Posted by Carol Sams on July 1, 2017 at 5:44pm 0 Comments

"I observed an old, almost dead Oak tree. Deeply gashed,
it had managed to survive it's wound. A scar, unhealed in some places, spiraled upward as the tree continued to grow. Its relevance informed me. A line, drawn boldly with force, to mimic the tree's attempt to endure.

Cold Wax book?

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Does anyone have any information when the Cold Wax book is being released? I know the early copies have already gone out.

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Incorporating a drawn image

Started by Dawn McLaughlin. Last reply by Rebecca Crowell Jun 30. 3 Replies

Hi, I am interested in how to incorporate drawings (in my case, faces, figures) into oil and wax pieces? At what stage do you draw your image? How do you keep your image from being obscured as you build and excavate layers? What medium(s) are…Continue

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Pastels over oil and wax

Started by Elizabeth Watson. Last reply by Scotty May 26. 9 Replies

Hi All,I'm still coming to grips with oil and cold wax - it's nowhere near as easy as it looks!!.I've improved a painting I wasn't really happy with by adding touches of pastel. My question is how do I seal it so that the pastel effects remain? Any…Continue

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Williamsburg Wax Medium

Started by Michael Roberson. Last reply by Michael Roberson Apr 29. 10 Replies

Anyone have any experience with Williamsburg medium?  I've had a can of it around for along time. It appears to be slow drying from their website sit has no solvent.Continue

Fumes!!!

Started by Melissa Johnson. Last reply by Fionna Madigan Apr 28. 32 Replies

Ok after 30 + years of using oil paint I did it...I was overcome by the fumes this past weekend.  I have great ventilation but the long day of using oil paints, solvents and cold wax was just too much.  Headache, dizzy and I wanted to puke.  So here…Continue

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Painting with Dorland's Cold Wax Medium article

Created by Rebecca Crowell Apr 18, 2010 at 11:35am. Last updated by Rebecca Crowell Apr 18, 2010.

Basic Cold Wax and Oil Procedures

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