Oil and Wax: Exploring Cold Wax Painting Techniques

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Claudia Rose replied to Claudia Rose's discussion Blooming
"Thank you, Graham. You are a fountain of information! Thank you for taking the time to reply. For acrylics, I use Golden and Nova, manufactured here in Los Angeles and used by many mural artists. Your comments make perfect sense. Sometimes I use…"
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18 x 18 oil and wax on cradled wood
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Graham McArthur replied to Claudia Rose's discussion Blooming
"Claudia, I thought of something else after I posted last night which I should have mentioned. It could be the paint rather than the wax that is causing the problem. What brand do you use? Some paint manufacturers use a number of additives in their…"
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Claudia Rose replied to Claudia Rose's discussion Blooming
"Thank you, Graham, for your thoughtful reply. I like Gamblin wax and I use a few drops of Gamsol with it for smoother consistency. I solved the problem by removing some of the wax with Citrasol. I do want to avoid the problem in the future. "
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Summer Breeze

Listening to Seals & Crofts! And so tired of winter, longing for summer blues and greens. Oil paint and cold wax medium (think buttery frosting!) applied like finger-painting. On a cradled hardboard panel, wired to hang, very sturdy, edges are…
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Terri Beck-Engel replied to Terri Beck-Engel's discussion Percentage of Solvent in Gamblin Cold Wax?
"Thanks Graham for this information. I will pass this on to my friend. I have only been using Gamblin wax and have been quite pleased with the product. I appreciate hearing that its a cleaner profuct. Their solvent free medium idea might be an…"
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Graham McArthur replied to Claudia Rose's discussion Blooming
"I am not so sure the problem is due to too much wax, but it could be and is a logical first consideration. Wax bloom is usually a coloured pencil problem and I haven't seen it in oil and cold wax painting (yet). For some of my effects I will…"
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Graham McArthur replied to Terri Beck-Engel's discussion Percentage of Solvent in Gamblin Cold Wax?
"Gamblin make a solvent free product to replace solvent in oil painting. Read all about it here: http://www.gamblincolors.com/studio-safety/solvent-free-painting/ Not sure if it would be suitable for making your own cold wax medium. I would…"
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FYI....I have discovered that when traveling, if you do not want to drag a palette along with you, Yupo paper works fabulously. I have been using the same sheet in FL for 2 months and it is as strong as when I first started. Well, it is made of plastic. Also it has never curled at the edges.

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Blooming

Started by Claudia Rose. Last reply by Claudia Rose on Thursday. 6 Replies

Hello--I have been working with CWM for about a year. Some of my painting are OK, while others have developed a bloom. Quite hazy in sections. Any ideas to avoid this in the future or remove from present paintings? I greatly appreciate the help!Continue

Percentage of Solvent in Gamblin Cold Wax?

Started by Terri Beck-Engel. Last reply by Terri Beck-Engel on Wednesday. 4 Replies

Does anyone know the percentage of solvent added to beeswax in Gamblin's Cold wax product?  Ive seen some home-made cold wax recipes that contain what seems to me like a high amount of solvent.  Just wondering about the commercial stuff. I'm hoping…Continue

How to mount on cradle board

Started by Lynn Krumholz. Last reply by Lynn Krumholz May 24. 2 Replies

I have recently been experimenting with doing oil and cold wax on arches oil paper and would like to mount them to a cradle board.  Does anyone have any recommendations as to the type of glue and if I need to gesso or seal the board first? Continue

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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 gone up recently as we have added more members…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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