Oil and Wax: Exploring Cold Wax Painting Techniques

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Dirty Cloth!!

Hello again!Another newbie question! I use a rag for various things in my work -wiping off, cleaning my palette knives, etc-is there any way to clean it, or should I just toss it and use another? I'd really like to save it-but it's just coated in…See More
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Anya Leveille replied to Anya Leveille's discussion Powdered Pigment?
" How the heck did I miss that??? I put in "powdered pigment" as my search parameters!!?? "
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"I really like the energy of this painting!"
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Michele Taber replied to Anya Leveille's discussion Powdered Pigment?
"Look deeper, they're there http://www.dickblick.com/categories/pigments/"
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Kym Barrett commented on Kym Barrett's photo
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"Should be ' tone' not 'tine' "
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Kym Barrett commented on Kym Barrett's photo
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"Anya, the spottiness is achieved by dropping solvent on a freshly rolled thin layer of oil and wax colour and then gently squeegeeing away. It's important to have a contrasting colour/tine underneath. Thankyou Nancy for your supportive comments."
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Anya Leveille replied to Anya Leveille's discussion Powdered Pigment?
"Oh gosh I loooove Sinpoia!! Ok that's fantastic ty!"
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Janie Gulick replied to Anya Leveille's discussion Powdered Pigment?
"Gamblin has a large variety. Sinpoia in California has MANY pigments. To name a few"
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Anya Leveille posted a discussion

Powdered Pigment?

I've seen Rebecca mention 'powdered pigment' several times, but I have yet to find it! I looked on Dick Blick, Jerry's, and Utrecht, and can only find Jaquard pearl, those shiny-glittery looking pigments. Where would I find regular powdered…See More
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Anya Leveille commented on Kym Barrett's photo
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"How did you achieve the "spottiness" ??"
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Marjorie Halverson replied to Michael Roberson's discussion When is it done?
"Thank you Michael Roberson and all who commented. You have helped me."
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"Lovely textures and line work!"
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Workshop

Posted by Ct Cummins on April 25, 2016 at 8:47am 0 Comments

Please join me for my workshop in Fresno california. June 3,4,5. Email me at ctcummins@ctcummins.Com and I will send you contact information.

yupo

Posted by jessie pollock on March 1, 2016 at 12:48pm 0 Comments

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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Dirty Cloth!!

Started by Anya Leveille 3 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hello again!Another newbie question! I use a rag for various things in my work -wiping off, cleaning my palette knives, etc-is there any way to clean it, or should I just toss it and use another? I'd really like to save it-but it's just coated in…Continue

Powdered Pigment?

Started by Anya Leveille. Last reply by Anya Leveille yesterday. 4 Replies

I've seen Rebecca mention 'powdered pigment' several times, but I have yet to find it! I looked on Dick Blick, Jerry's, and Utrecht, and can only find Jaquard pearl, those shiny-glittery looking pigments. Where would I find regular powdered…Continue

When is it done?

Started by Michael Roberson. Last reply by Marjorie Halverson yesterday. 24 Replies

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 it. I know my mistakes will take me to a new…Continue

Favorite brushes

Started by Vaeda Baty. Last reply by PJ Culver on Tuesday. 2 Replies

Hello! I am wondering if anyone would like to share their favorite brushes to use for cold wax painting? I've been using bristle brushes and palette knives for paintings, but would like to find a few more brushes to work with that will hold the…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

Created by Rebecca Crowell Nov 29, 2009 at 9:11pm. Last updated by Rebecca Crowell Nov 29, 2009.

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Created by Rebecca Crowell Nov 10, 2009 at 3:36pm. Last updated by Rebecca Crowell Nov 10, 2009.

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