Oil and Wax: Exploring Cold Wax Painting Techniques

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Churning 2013

My first experiment with soft wax and oil together. my introduction to cold wax was through the internet and my research into ways to expand my exploration of different forms of wax.This was done in the beginning of 2013. This technique opened up my…
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The passion of colors

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. The artist creates works that assume a role of…See More
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Rebecca Crowell replied to Rebecca Crowell's discussion Please help keep this site going...
"An update on donations--I'm pleased to report that generous artists have now funded this site for the coming year. THANK YOU from all of us!! But please know that donations are still needed and appreciated for the companion…"
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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. …

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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...?

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Please help keep this site going...

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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 Serena Barton Sep 26. 13 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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Has your wax/paint ever changed on your painting from Heat or Sun?

Started by Diane Radley. Last reply by Diane Radley Sep 25. 4 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

cleaning bushes?

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