Oil and Wax: Exploring Cold Wax Painting Techniques

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Does anyone use the cold wax on stretched canvas?

Hi - I'm new to using cold wax (LOVE it!) I am using it directly on canvas versus board. Does anyone use stretched canvas or is there a reason not to?Thank you, DianeSee More
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"Hi Jim,  This whole series is appealing to me--I really like the translucent feeling of the greens toward the top of this one--light conducting!"
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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...?

Cold Wax Painting

Posted by Novella Creasman on February 10, 2014 at 9:09am 2 Comments

Hello, I have just joined this site.  Hard to find cold wax painters and for this site I am grateful.

I have learned to make my on cold wax from my encaustic medium (made myself).  Tho encaustic and cold wax are not the same ,you use the same medium to paint.  If you know how to make encaustic medium then all you do is grate up some of the medium, about 12 oz. (that's about all u can get in a quart jar) and then add 12oz. of odorless mineral spirits. Make use you close the jar tight…

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Posted by tracy Humphreys on December 27, 2013 at 2:46am 1 Comment

My name is Tracy,  I am originally from UK. But now teach art in China. I am eager to learn how to use cold was and oil oil paint.  I have no access to workshops.  Have any of you folks any bright ideas how I can learn? And yes!!! A big happy Christmas and all the best for 2014! May its be very creative! !! Healthy and full of fun! Thanks x

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cleaning bushes?

Started by Janet McGrath. Last reply by Diane Radley 9 hours ago. 2 Replies

First try but wondering if I should not use my good, favorite brushes?  How do you remove the wax?Continue

Does anyone use the cold wax on stretched canvas?

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Hi - I'm new to using cold wax (LOVE it!) I am using it directly on canvas versus board. Does anyone use stretched canvas or is there a reason not to?Thank you, DianeContinue

Please help keep this site going...

Started by Rebecca Crowell. Last reply by Rebecca Crowell on Thursday. 16 Replies

It's that time of year again, when I ask for your help in funding this site as well as the companion site Resources for Cold Wax…Continue

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Acrylic gesso / shellac

Started by True Ryndes. Last reply by True Ryndes Sep 14. 7 Replies

Basic question, but I can't find the answer....sorry. Can cold wax and oil be applied to panels that are simply shellacked or must I also add a gesso ground?Thanks in advance for your replies.True…Continue

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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;…

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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

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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.



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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.

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

Notes Home

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

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