Oil and Wax: Exploring Cold Wax Painting Techniques

Share ideas, tips, and new work with others using oil and cold wax medium.

Latest Activity

Profile IconKen Wallin, Marti de Alva, Cyrus Mejia and 1 more joined Oil and Wax: Exploring Cold Wax Painting Techniques
3 hours ago
Ct Cummins posted a photo

"A Breath of Fresh Air"

24 x 20 oil and cold wax
yesterday
Profile IconDeb Clause, colleen monette, Kathy Reed and 1 more joined Oil and Wax: Exploring Cold Wax Painting Techniques
yesterday
Ct Cummins posted a discussion

pricing your work

I have recently switched to more abstract work and not so representational and I am trying to figure out where the pricing lies for this work.  I know all things are subjective but too high and it sits, too low and you cant keep up.  I notice that acrylics get a smaller price point than oils even in abstracts.  Any help or opinions, advice would be welcomed.  I have included a recent piece so that you can tell what I doThe first one is 48 x 24, 16 x 20, 48 x 30ctSee More
Tuesday
Profile IconGemma Black and Claire Bigbee joined Oil and Wax: Exploring Cold Wax Painting Techniques
Tuesday
Marian Ostrowski posted a photo

The Days Are Long

10x10 oil and cold wax on wood panel.
Monday
Marian Ostrowski commented on Michele Taber's video
Monday
Profile IconArlene Ladell Hayes, Barbara Barkley, Wendy Brockhaus and 1 more joined Oil and Wax: Exploring Cold Wax Painting Techniques
Monday
Ruth Andre commented on Michele Taber's video
Sunday
Michele Taber commented on Michele Taber's video
Thumbnail

'Landscape Deconstructed No. 1' 2014, Abstract Oil Painting by Contemporary Artist Michele Taber

"Canon DSLR. Bought it at Target for around $600, I think. Entry-level professional camera."
Sunday
Ruth Andre commented on Michele Taber's video
Sunday
Michele Taber commented on Michele Taber's video
Thumbnail

'Landscape Deconstructed No. 1' 2014, Abstract Oil Painting by Contemporary Artist Michele Taber

"Ruth and Julie - Thanks! I had a lot of fun creating the video. It was time consuming and you need a lot of patience to get the transitions and music just so. Ruth - Canon DSLR."
Sunday
julie fritz posted photos
Sunday
Lori Drew posted photos
Sunday
Profile IconLee Anne Smith, Judy shaw and Susan Hunter Petree joined Oil and Wax: Exploring Cold Wax Painting Techniques
Saturday
Jeff Erickson commented on Jeff Erickson's photo
Thumbnail

Land & Sea by Jeff Erickson

"Absolutely, send me an email at jeff@ericksonandripper.com and we can discuss it!"
Oct 24

Blog Posts

The passion of colors

Posted by karima Countri on September 26, 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments

I want to present an italian artist called ELISART.

Elisa has a passion for color and design that prompted her to experiment with various expressive techniques from painting, sculpture, graphic design, she knows how to immerse themselves in a fantasy world. …

Continue

Contemporary Art Blog

Posted by Diane Radley on September 25, 2014 at 5:23pm 0 Comments

Hi Folks, 

Here is a blog I started about contemporary art in case you are interested. I'm really just introducing artists that I have come across that I like. There is some info on other subjects as Missions/churches and gardening.

http://artandartichokes.com/

Diane 

Cold Wax Online Workshops

Posted by Angela Orr on March 1, 2014 at 11:49am 8 Comments

Are there any online workshops availanle for this subject...?

Members

 

Forum

pricing your work

Started by Ct Cummins on Tuesday. 0 Replies

I have recently switched to more abstract work and not so representational and I am trying to figure out where the pricing lies for this work.  I know all things are subjective but too high and it…Continue

Painting on flexible supports

Started by Dorothy Siemens. Last reply by Dorothy Siemens Oct 22. 8 Replies

Hi Everyone,I'm new to this site and am trying to decide if I want to leap into experimenting with cold wax and oil (it looks fascinating though). I saw on the Gamblin website that they claim if you…Continue

Tags: g-gel, gamblin, canvas, supports, flexible

Has your wax/paint ever changed on your painting from Heat or Sun?

Started by Diane Radley. Last reply by Terisia Chleborad Oct 22. 8 Replies

There may already be a discussion about this but I could not locate it. Has anyone ever had any issues with their painting changing or melting because of heat or sun exposure?Thanks! DianeContinue

Luster

Started by True Ryndes. Last reply by Michael Roberson Oct 20. 6 Replies

Folks, I'm curious what you think the most important variables/techniques are in achieving a lustrous or satiny finished surface? Thanks in advance for your replies.I'm really enjoying reading the 30…Continue

Tags: finish, satin, coat, top, Luster

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Notes

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Exhibit

Vestiges, an exhibit of cold wax paintings will open April 20th at Elaine Erickson Gallery in Milwaukee, WI, USA...if you are in the area please stop by. Allison and I will be present on both the 20th and 21st. 

Elaine Erickson Gallery, 207 East Buffalo St., Milwaukee, WI 53202;…

Continue

Created by Rebecca Crowell Apr 9, 2012 at 8:17am. Last updated by Rebecca Crowell Apr 9, 2012.

2012 Spring/Summer Workshops

Please click on this link for my upcoming workshops around the country and at my studio in Wisconsin:

http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs071/1104030180109/archive/1109055905815.html

Continue

Created by Rebecca Crowell Jan 8, 2012 at 12:37pm. Last updated by Rebecca Crowell Jan 8, 2012.

Painting with Dorland's Cold Wax Medium article

This article was written for the company that manufactures Dorland's wax medium (Jacquard Products) for use on their website (which will be an illustrated version when they get it up.) My apologies for the font change, could not seem to fix it.



Abstract…

Continue

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

Basic Cold Wax and Oil Procedures

I've had a number of questions about how I use cold wax medium and rather than make individual replies I decided to post a note that can be accessed on this site. This is very basic, but if you are wondering how to get started it will give you some ideas. You will want to experiment to find the best ways to use wax for your own purposes—cold wax is very “forgiving” in how it’s used—there aren’t a lot of rules or Do’s and Don’t’s...… Continue

Created by Rebecca Crowell Nov 29, 2009 at 9:11pm. Last updated by Rebecca Crowell Nov 29, 2009.

Websites

I'm still figuring out this site--there should be an easy way to view members" websites--if anyone figures that out please let me know. (mine is www.rebeccacrowell.com)
Continue

Created by Rebecca Crowell Nov 10, 2009 at 3:36pm. Last updated by Rebecca Crowell Nov 10, 2009.

Welcome!

I have been using cold wax medium along with oil paints for the past 8 or 9 years and now offer workshops in the techniques I've developed. I'm really excited about the textures, added color brilliance and transparency that wax brings to oils, and urge anyone who shares this enthusiasm to join this site, contribute ideas, experiences and photos of their paintings.
Continue

Created by Rebecca Crowell Nov 10, 2009 at 3:32pm. Last updated by Rebecca Crowell Nov 10, 2009.

Notes Home

Welcome! To view all notes, click here. Continue

Created by Rebecca Crowell Nov 10, 2009 at 3:10pm. Last updated by Rebecca Crowell Nov 10, 2009.

Chat

Active Conversations

Disconnected (2 online)

    Disconnected

    You are disconnected from chat. Connect to join the chat.

    Suspended From Chat

    Sign up to chat on Oil and Wax: Exploring Cold Wax Painting Techniques.

    Sign Up

     
     
     

    DONATE

    Badge

    Loading…

    © 2014   Created by Rebecca Crowell.   Powered by

    Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service