Oil and Wax: Exploring Cold Wax Painting Techniques

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Distant Memory

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Farther Out There

CW and Oil over top of "Out There" as an experiment for me. This is 16" by 20" on cradled board.
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" Hi Donna, you shouldn't need to use the castor wax if you are using the encaustic medium. It would have a hardener in it. "
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Purple Flowers, Donfeeny (oil and cold wax)

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February Discount Print - Ruth Andre

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February Discount Print - Ruth Andre

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Is a ground necessary on a wood panel

Posted by Virginia Cassetta on January 22, 2016 at 3:50pm 4 Comments

I have just started cold wax paintings.  Do I use a gesso ground on the wood panels or paint right on the panel?

semi gloss - gloss top coat

Posted by Patricia Peters on November 24, 2015 at 11:43pm 0 Comments

 'Experiment: using CWM made with a bit of damar in the wax(from encaustic medium) it is too stiff and sticky to use with paint and tools..... it won't slide but...it is the best top coat for sheen and depth.'.

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Homemade cold wax

Started by Kathryn Givre. Last reply by Kym Barrett yesterday. 16 Replies

I am trying to make my own cold wax and when I look at the possibilities I see that Gamblin makes a wax that appears to be bleached. Dharma Trading Co. offers a  wax that is considerably less…Continue

Introduce yourself, please

Started by Rebecca Crowell. Last reply by Sara Davis on Thursday. 94 Replies

I'm Rebecca Crowell--I started this site in order to help bring together past participants in my Oil and Wax Workshops and also to give other artists a look at the process and techniques. Please…Continue

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CWM on Paper

Started by Duncan Campbell. Last reply by Nancy Lynott O'Brien Jan 24. 5 Replies

In light of the discussion on framing works done on paper, this begs the question as to the optimum paper to be used when working in CWM. I assume that the heavier the stock the better and thus maybe…Continue

Protecting the Surface

Started by Lisa Jackson. Last reply by Rola Cotran Jan 19. 18 Replies

I have been using cold wax since January so not a lot of experience. I'm enjoying exploring the process.  I find that the surface of finished work even after it is quite dry is fragile in that it can…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.

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)
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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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