Oil and Wax: Exploring Cold Wax Painting Techniques

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Fionna Madigan replied to Chris White's discussion A new brand of CWM on the market
"Hi ,  i don't supose there is an australian supplier? Cheers, Fionna"
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"HI Skyla or anyone else, how did the non-solvant emulsion go over time? i am very curious. Regards, Fionna"
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Fionna Madigan commented on Elizabeth Watson's group Aussies and Kiwis
"Hi- I started experimenting with cold wax a couple of years ago, but became disheartened with paintings that 'never dried'...I have just got back to it, using plaster followed by encaustic gesso (for primer) and it has made a big…"
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Michael Roberson replied to Diane Radley's discussion Does anyone use the cold wax on stretched canvas?
"I've done it. It works, but stay thin"
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Ruth Andre replied to Diane Radley's discussion Does anyone use the cold wax on stretched canvas?
"Michael, Thank-you. When I looked at the Gamblin mediums I saw different gels so I appreciate the information. "
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Michael Roberson replied to Diane Radley's discussion Does anyone use the cold wax on stretched canvas?
"GAKLYD GEL Galkyd Gel is a stiffer gel compared to Neo Megilp that holds thicker, sharper brushmarks and dries more quickly. Galkyd Gel increases transparency of oil colors and creates impasto. MSDS G-Gel is available in the following size: 150 ml."
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Michael Roberson replied to Diane Radley's discussion Does anyone use the cold wax on stretched canvas?
"Gamblin gel"
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Ruth Andre replied to Diane Radley's discussion Does anyone use the cold wax on stretched canvas?
"I have to ask, what is G-Gel?  "
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Posted by Diane Radley on September 25, 2014 at 5:23pm 4 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/

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A new brand of CWM on the market

Started by Chris White. Last reply by Fionna Madigan Apr 19. 7 Replies

Hi - I wanted to let everyone know that there is a new CWM available.  I've spent a year creating and developing my cold wax medium called Daneridge Wax.  It is buttery in consistency and smooth in…Continue

Why Solvents?

Started by Skyla Tennyson. Last reply by Fionna Madigan Apr 19. 9 Replies

I am writing to ask if anyone knows why solvents are used in cold wax medium recipes instead of just beeswax emulsified with linseed oil? My husband and I made our own oil-wax emulsion without…Continue

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Does anyone use the cold wax on stretched canvas?

Started by Diane Radley. Last reply by Michael Roberson Apr 18. 12 Replies

Hi - I'm new to using cold wax (LOVE it!) I am using it directly on canvas versus board. Does anyone use stretched canvas or is there a reason not to?Thank you, DianeContinue

Winsor Newton Titanium White vs. Soft Mixing White?

Started by Diane Radley. Last reply by Michele Taber Apr 17. 3 Replies

Have any of you found a difference when using Titanium White vs. Soft Mixing White mixed with a color and cold wax? I'm trying to determine if the different performance of the paint is from the white…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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