Share ideas, tips, and new work with others using oil and cold wax medium.
'Experiment: using CWM made with a bit of damar in the wax(from encaustic medium) it is too stiff and sticky to use with paint and tools..... it won't slide but...it is the best top coat for sheen and depth.'.
I'm Rebecca Crowell--I started this site in order to help bring together past participants in my Oil and Wax Workshops and also to give other artists a look at the process and techniques. Please…Continue
In light of the discussion on framing works done on paper, this begs the question as to the optimum paper to be used when working in CWM. I assume that the heavier the stock the better and thus maybe…Continue
I have been using cold wax since January so not a lot of experience. I'm enjoying exploring the process. I find that the surface of finished work even after it is quite dry is fragile in that it can…Continue
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;…Continue
Please click on this link for my upcoming workshops around the country and at my studio in Wisconsin:Continue
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.
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
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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