Share ideas, tips, and new work with others using oil and cold wax medium.
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…Continue
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
Just thought I'd throw a real open ended one out there. How do artists determine when their work is done? I recently thought a painting was "done" but needed touches, then I overworked it and lost…Continue
Does anyone out there have any experience painting with OCW on lime plaster? I've always thought that lime plaster (true lime plaster...sand and lime putty) would be a good ground for oil and or wax…Continue
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;…Continue
Please click on this link for my upcoming workshops around the country and at my studio in Wisconsin:Continue
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.
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
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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