Oil and Wax: Exploring Cold Wax Painting Techniques

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Terisia Chleborad replied to Diane Radley's discussion Has your wax/paint ever changed on your painting from Heat or Sun?
"Michelle, you mentioned G-gel making a substantial difference in the finished art. How so? Thanks, Terisia Chleborad"
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9 cold wax panels 6"x6" each, waiting to be glued together
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Michael Roberson replied to Dorothy Siemens's discussion Painting on flexible supports
"another thing, I would definitely put the final layer of gesso with encaustic gesso. Its a bit pricey.. I approached mine as followsgesso encaustic gesso let it dry thin layers of color, mixed with cold wax and g gel (and abit of solvent…"
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Michael Roberson replied to Dorothy Siemens's discussion Painting on flexible supports
"I have done paintings on canvas.  Because I cannot gauge/scratch, it trends towards traditional painting. It works great (cold wax and g gel) if you want a G Richter look and feel. "
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Michael Roberson replied to Diane Radley's discussion Has your wax/paint ever changed on your painting from Heat or Sun?
"Ive had some paintings get "tacky" in the sun.  If you live in a hot environment you can put them outside betwenn layers to speed the process.  Don't bring the hot painting in right away as they omit fumes.  Once…"
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Michael Roberson replied to True Ryndes's discussion Luster
"you can also do a quick varnish, but this may be a bit glossy.  You can also add abit of gamblin g gel to the mixture but this would have to be done throughout which complicates the process.."
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Georgia Gibbs commented on Mary Mendla's photo
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"It's beautiful. "
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Mary Mendla commented on Mary Mendla's photo
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"Thank you Georgia, yes, in person it definitely glows.  It is meant to express my ideas about the expansion of the universe."
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Georgia Gibbs commented on Mary Mendla's photo
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"I bet in person that center just glows. It reminds me of creation stories."
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Georgia Gibbs, Desert Sunset 2014Oil and cold wax on panel 18 x 12 inches
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oil/cwm/salvaged Taliesin shingle
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True Ryndes replied to True Ryndes's discussion Luster
"The final steps you all have recommended are very helpful. Thank you. Now for me the question becomes "where do I put them all while they dry??! Am thinking I need a customizable stacking system."
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Terisia Chleborad replied to True Ryndes's discussion Luster
"I have noticed that I get a much more satin finish, almost akin to an encaustic painting, when I've finished by making the multiple last layers of paint more like glazes with less pigment. It buffs to a nice soft sheen with some luminosity."
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10 x 10 oil and cold wax on wood
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The passion of colors

Posted by karima Countri on September 26, 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments

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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Contemporary Art Blog

Posted by Diane Radley on September 25, 2014 at 5:23pm 0 Comments

Hi Folks, 

Here is a blog I started about contemporary art in case you are interested. I'm really just introducing artists that I have come across that I like. There is some info on other subjects as Missions/churches and gardening.

http://artandartichokes.com/

Diane 

Cold Wax Online Workshops

Posted by Angela Orr on March 1, 2014 at 11:49am 8 Comments

Are there any online workshops availanle for this subject...?

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Has your wax/paint ever changed on your painting from Heat or Sun?

Started by Diane Radley. Last reply by Terisia Chleborad 3 hours ago. 6 Replies

There may already be a discussion about this but I could not locate it. Has anyone ever had any issues with their painting changing or melting because of heat or sun exposure?Thanks! DianeContinue

Painting on flexible supports

Started by Dorothy Siemens. Last reply by Michael Roberson yesterday. 7 Replies

Hi Everyone,I'm new to this site and am trying to decide if I want to leap into experimenting with cold wax and oil (it looks fascinating though). I saw on the Gamblin website that they claim if you…Continue

Tags: g-gel, gamblin, canvas, supports, flexible

Luster

Started by True Ryndes. Last reply by Michael Roberson yesterday. 6 Replies

Folks, I'm curious what you think the most important variables/techniques are in achieving a lustrous or satiny finished surface? Thanks in advance for your replies.I'm really enjoying reading the 30…Continue

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Basic Gesso Question

Started by Gretchen Papka. Last reply by James Edward Scherbarth (Jim) Oct 7. 4 Replies

Is there a difference between the gesso used for encaustic and the gesso used on panels for cold wax/oil painting?  Can we use either?  This is basic I know!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.

Notes Home

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

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