Oil and Wax: Exploring Cold Wax Painting Techniques

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Pamela Caughey replied to sali swalla's discussion Large Substrates
"Following this great thread of discussion about cradled panels.  I live in a small town but have found a local woodworking company that will custom make any size panels and they are a lot cheaper than buying from a large company such as D.…"
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Joe Conover replied to sali swalla's discussion Large Substrates
"Rebecca, the convenient thing about Blick for me is that their headquarters in Galesburg, IL, is about an hour's drive away. I can order online and stuff will be delivered within 48 hours. But I'm looking forward to seeing the Rex-Art…"
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Rebecca Crowell replied to sali swalla's discussion Large Substrates
"Joe I use these all the time and like them--"
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Joe Conover replied to sali swalla's discussion Large Substrates
"Because of this thread, I checked out Rex-Art and ordered a package of 20x20 panels, the size I most like (in my old age). They are more expensive than the American brand panels from Blick but appear to be of higher quality. So, will compare."
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"Hello All For a birch panel is there a special gesso to use or will a dark oil with thin CW work for first layer? Any suggestions?"
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Tracey Rothenberger replied to sali swalla's discussion Large Substrates
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Rebecca Crowell replied to sali swalla's discussion Large Substrates
"Sunbelt in Texas--there is a link on the "tools and materials" page on www.coldwaxpainting.com"
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Tracey Rothenberger replied to sali swalla's discussion Large Substrates
"Rebecca - I know you've mentioned that Rexart has cradled birch panels in larger sizes. I think you mentioned at least one other source but I can't remember the name - "sun" something??  -Thanks!"
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Large Substrates

Started by sali swalla. Last reply by Pamela Caughey 1 hour ago. 9 Replies

Anyone have any suggestions for substrates that aren't so heavy in the larger sizes?  Painting on a 36x36x2 cradled birch panel from Blick and it is just so heavy.... any thoughts suggestions greatly…Continue

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Oil and Wax Workshop in Southern California??

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Are there any Oil and Wax Workshops planned in Southern California? I'm interested in getting started but don't know where to start. Any suggestions would help.  Please let me know at…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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