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He Who Promised is Faithful

My first oil and cold wax painting created for a gallery challenge for Spectra Artist group at Fellowship Bible Church, based on Hebrews 10:22-25. The title is "He Who Promised is Faithful"I have a whole new respect for artists working in this…
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Gamvar Satin

Posted by Loraine Mayne on November 10, 2019 at 3:16pm 2 Comments

I have a large panel that i used Gamblin cold wax and oil paint, in a 50/50 ratio......let everything dry and painted on a coat of Gamvar satin, and I could see lines from the brush, so I let that dry a few days and did another coat with a foam roller, which made it more even but still see some uneven areas. There are areas which have thicker paint than others, so my question is, should I put on another coat ?

Encaustic paint

Posted by Martha Sue Reynolds on July 8, 2017 at 8:53am 1 Comment

I have some in caustic paint. I have switched to cold wax. Can I use the encaustic paint for the cold wax projects?

a thought for you:

Posted by Carol Sams on July 1, 2017 at 5:44pm 0 Comments

"I observed an old, almost dead Oak tree. Deeply gashed,
it had managed to survive it's wound. A scar, unhealed in some places, spiraled upward as the tree continued to grow. Its relevance informed me. A line, drawn boldly with force, to mimic the tree's attempt to endure.

Cold Wax book?

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Does anyone have any information when the Cold Wax book is being released? I know the early copies have already gone out.

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Ideas for line drawing in cold wax/ brainstorm ideas for lines

Started by Michael Roberson. Last reply by Doug Comstock May 28. 15 Replies

Hi artists,I thought I'd open up a brainstorm in what methods artists are using line making in their work.  I have the book and have been painting in cold wax for awhile now.I recently was experimenting with water based media (casein, water color,…Continue

Cw followed by neat oils then glazing

Started by Lee-Ann Rodwell. Last reply by Lee-Ann Rodwell Mar 17. 2 Replies

Forgot one more question...Is it okay to glaze (wn blending & gazing medium or liquin) over a background of cold wax which has a neat oil paint portrait (maybe touch linseed oil) on top?Much appreciated.Lee-AnnContinue

DAMMAR AND DORLAND'S

Started by S Herrmann. Last reply by Ian Trott Feb 22. 3 Replies

Hello to all. I have read that you should not use Dammar varnish over Dorland's - but is it possible to use Dorlands over Dammar without creating problems?Continue

Neat oil paint over cold wax

Started by Lee-Ann Rodwell Feb 8. 0 Replies

Hi thereI’m new to cold wax. I’m wanting to create backgrounds for my portraits using cold wax and then paint on top using neat oils (possibly touch linseed oil if necessary).Should I wait for the cw to dry completely before painting over?Is this…Continue

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Painting with Dorland's Cold Wax Medium article

Created by Rebecca Crowell Apr 18, 2010 at 11:35am. Last updated by Rebecca Crowell Apr 18, 2010.

Basic Cold Wax and Oil Procedures

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