Oil and Wax: Exploring Cold Wax Painting Techniques

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A Painting Day - High Noon - Ruth Andre

Posted by Ruth Andre on July 23, 2015 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

A Painting Day

Challenge Painting Forty-Eight.

I am continuing to test working with oil and cold wax wet over wet.

Pink Dream

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life with you

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The passion of colors

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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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cold wax suppliers?

Started by Bernie McDonagh. Last reply by Bernie McDonagh on Thursday. 5 Replies

Hello everyone,I wonder if there is anyone on the site who knows where I can purchase cold wax in Ireland or the Uk? I have only recently started using this medium but I had to order it from the US.…Continue

Let's not lose this site...

Started by Rebecca Crowell. Last reply by Susan Nagle Aug 23. 43 Replies

Hello everyone--this is my yearly plea for donations to pay Ning for hosting this site. This fee is currently $49/month --which comes entirely out of my pocket unless offset by donations.The cost has…Continue

Large Substrates

Started by sali swalla. Last reply by Fionna Madigan Aug 6. 15 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

Oil and Wax Workshop in Southern California??

Started by John Taggart. Last reply by Rebecca Crowell Jul 31. 6 Replies

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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Created by Rebecca Crowell Nov 10, 2009 at 3:32pm. Last updated by Rebecca Crowell Nov 10, 2009.

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