Oil and Wax: Exploring Cold Wax Painting Techniques

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Nenuf A. replied to Ann Griffith's discussion Do you seal the backs of your panels?
"I got in the habit of sealing all my panels with GAC100 - front, back and sides before painting to prevent it from warping down the road after having several issues with warping panels in the past. i haven't had any problems since - I did not…"
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Do you seal the backs of your panels?

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 varnish (GAC100 seems sticky even when dry - though maybe in hindsight I didn't mix it well enough) to protect from moisture and the effects it might have on warping or cracking. Any experience out there??
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Diane Radley replied to Diane Radley's discussion How are you photographing your paintings?
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Jeff Erickson replied to Diane Radley's discussion How are you photographing your paintings?
"Hi Diane, I use my ipad for a lot of my web images, I just make sure I have good light, and then do some color correcting and editing in photoshop. For my hi res images, I bring in my Nikon d800. For lighting, I picked up some studio lights from…"
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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?See More
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"Thinset is a grouting compound--thinly spread it makes a light cement ground.  Oil/wax mix adheres but is not particularly spreadable as it is using a smooth ground (gesso, etc)."
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Dorothy Siemens replied to Dorothy Siemens's discussion Painting on flexible supports
"Thanks, Michele. Just last night I thought of the idea of mounting some canvas on one of my cradled wood panels. It must be telepathy. :-)"
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Michele Taber replied to Dorothy Siemens's discussion Painting on flexible supports
"Dorothy, Gamblin site says: Painters who are using more than 1/3 cold wax medium to 2/3 oil paints should paint on rigid supports or paintings may crack when moved. By mixing 1/2 Cold Wax Medium and 1/2 G-Gel, painters can paint on flexible…"
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Michele Taber replied to Diane Radley's discussion Has your wax/paint ever changed on your painting from Heat or Sun?
"Hi Jerry. The best way to contact me is via email at MicheleTaberArt@Gmail.com. I'm also on LInkedIn. What I did for the history is to shift my focus from Cold Wax Medium, where you will find nothing, to Wax in general and Encaustics. There was…"
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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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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. 1 hour ago. 1 Reply

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

How are you photographing your paintings?

Started by Diane Radley. Last reply by Diane Radley yesterday. 2 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 on Wednesday. 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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Has your wax/paint ever changed on your painting from Heat or Sun?

Started by Diane Radley. Last reply by Michele Taber on Wednesday. 11 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

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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

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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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