Oil and Wax: Exploring Cold Wax Painting Techniques

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Two New Videos Available

I have been busy getting two new abstract Oil & Wax Workshop videos ready to view. They are available at Inspired Painting With Oil & Cold Wax The videos focus on how to see what you love and bring it back to the studio to paint. You will…See More
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Jeff Erickson replied to Lesley Birch's discussion Varnishing a Cold Wax Painting
"Hi Lesley, You can polish your cold wax painting to get a nice sheen, without using any varnish. You just have to start out slow with light pressure, and wait to see the sheen develop, once it has you can be more aggressive. I use a Bounty paper…"
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Varnishing a Cold Wax Painting

Hiya all, I keep reading about Gamvar varnish which looks good, but I don't have any and want to varnish some pieces immediately.  So I wonder if anyone has mixed Cold Wax Medium with Damar retouching and then brushed it on?  I want a slight sheen..  I've tried applying Cold Wax with a lint free cloth, but it's picking up bits of the painting onto the cloth.  Any thoughts on how you varnish would be great..  And if you've tried Gamvar be good to know too.See More
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Lesley Birch replied to David Skillicorn's discussion Panel Side finish preferences
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Lesley Birch replied to Lesley Birch's discussion Multimedia Board - help with panels
"And Tom Carney who makes the boards sent me a reply too.  So all good.  Use light sanding paper.  Then touch up any white bits with oil & wax. "
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Varnishing a Cold Wax Painting

Started by Lesley Birch. Last reply by Jeff Erickson 19 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hiya all, I keep reading about Gamvar varnish which looks good, but I don't have any and want to varnish some pieces immediately.  So I wonder if anyone has mixed Cold Wax Medium with Damar…Continue

Panel Side finish preferences

Started by David Skillicorn. Last reply by Lesley Birch yesterday. 3 Replies

What are people happy with for finish on the sides of cradled panels? I'm having a bit of a struggle with this. Simple waxing keeps the light original wood color, but I'm not sure about the look with…Continue

Multimedia Board - help with panels

Started by Lesley Birch. Last reply by Lesley Birch yesterday. 3 Replies

Hiya all,  I'm using multimedia board and adhering it to panels I got here in the UK.  I'm new to all of this.  I've trimmed the board a little with a knife.  But the edges are still a big frayed and…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

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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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