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"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.
Hello, I recently joined this forum and I am very new to cold wax. I used cold wax (Gamblin) and mixed the wax with oil paint but it left a residue that looks like I had added sand to the mix. I used a pallet to mix the medium and applied to a wood panel. The ratio that I used was about 50/50. I also tried the cold wax medium on its won; thick and thin layers but also shows sand like (or tiny bubbles) on the surface. Do you have any suggestions on how to fix or avoid the problem? Thank…Continue
I wasn’t using gloves when painting with acrylics, but now that I’m using oils and solvents, I am more aware of the health issues. I bought the basic cheap latex-free disposables, but I notice in the videos, professionals are using sturdier…Continue
Hi all,I am new to oils and CWM, have read Rebecca and Jerry's great book, and have one basic question:for running basic 'tests', learning what things do, etc....is there any reason why not to use gessoed watercolor paper? I have some Arches oil…Continue
I would like a critic on the 2 paintings I posted today. These are my first ever attempts at cold wax. I am very open to criticism and information. I have been teaching myself, wonder if I'm even on the correct path. Thank you. Geri Dugas Continue
Hi! I'm an Art student who is thinking of using cold wax in an upcoming project but since I live in the desert basically (Texas) the heat temperature can get really high, I'm just wondering if that is something to be concerned about, can the cold…Continue
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