Oil and Wax: Exploring Cold Wax Painting Techniques

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Profile IconBrenda Walker, gerda correia and Jill Dorothy Anne Clark joined Oil and Wax: Exploring Cold Wax Painting Techniques
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Dust storm

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"Hello Michael, I really like this painting, its neutral colors with touches of vibrant colors (love that blue!)  work very good as a  palette. I also think the vertical lines and that half blurred horizontal line work especially well in…"
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Nenuf A. replied to Ann Griffith's discussion Do you seal the backs of your panels?
"I agree that GAC100 may be overated, but like Ann, this is what I have on hand from years of painting in acrylics. Just to clarify, I would prime the front only if I start with a bare panel. If I work on gessobord or claybord, I will not go to…"
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Ann Griffith replied to Ann Griffith's discussion Do you seal the backs of your panels?
"Thanks Cleta, I'll definately start priming the backs. I agree, I'm not sure what's so great about the GAC 100, but I have a medium size container, so I'll use it up. Also, I have some leftover acrylic varnish -- think I'll…"
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Beginnings I

16 x 16 oil and cold wax on wood panel, clayroadstudio.com
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Nenuf A. posted a discussion

Richeson Shiva Series oil paints for CWP?

Hello,I typically use Gamblin and Sennelier as my oil paints but recently picked up 3 tubes of Richeson Shiva series Oil paints to try out due to the good reviews I had read. I picked Zinc White, Ice Blue and Burnt Umber Cool ( very inexpensive at $4-$6/tube on Blicks website) I only tried them mixed with CWM and was quite impressed by them - I did however purposely picked "basic pigments" paints. I was wondering if any of you tried this brand with CWM more extensively and if so what did you…See More
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Joolz Benner commented on Angela Orr's blog post Cold Wax Online Workshops
"i would also be interested in an online workshop :)"
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Cleta Grant replied to Diane Radley's discussion How are you photographing your paintings?
"iPhone.  It's hard to beat the clarity and color-trueness of the iPhone.  If I need to color-correct, I do it in iPhoto..haven't needed anything more. I quit using my digital camera because all of photos were too yellow...go…"
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Cleta Grant replied to Ann Griffith's discussion Do you seal the backs of your panels?
"I always prime the backs and inside sides of my panels to prevent warping...even the ones that are braced.  I usually use a good leftover priming paint...typically some shade of white.  I don't worry about the front because it will…"
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light through the marsh

MPO and Oil paints on plywood.. 30cm by 30cm
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Dust storm

8x8" cwm oil
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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 9 Comments

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

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Do you seal the backs of your panels?

Started by Ann Griffith. Last reply by Nenuf A. 23 hours ago. 5 Replies

Hi everyone another basic question I know, but do you seal the wood surfaces all around (sides and back) before painting? I've been told that all the wood should be sealed with GAC100 or some sort of…Continue

Richeson Shiva Series oil paints for CWP?

Started by Nenuf A. yesterday. 0 Replies

Hello,I typically use Gamblin and Sennelier as my oil paints but recently picked up 3 tubes of Richeson Shiva series Oil paints to try out due to the good reviews I had read. I picked Zinc White, Ice…Continue

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How are you photographing your paintings?

Started by Diane Radley. Last reply by Cleta Grant yesterday. 3 Replies

At this point I only have an iphone and I'm wonder what camera people are using to photograph you paintings? Do you use northern light or regular lamps?Continue

Painting on flexible supports

Started by Dorothy Siemens. Last reply by Dorothy Siemens Nov 19. 17 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

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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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