Oil and Wax: Exploring Cold Wax Painting Techniques

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Winsor Newton Titanium White vs. Soft Mixing White?

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 or the canvas I'm using. One canvas from the store the other I stretched. See More
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Cleta Grant replied to Lesley Birch's discussion Oil & Cold Wax on Paper - Drying Times?
"Good for you on the Italy course - t looks like a great location - beautiful!  Should be awesome inspiration.  Studio washing line - love it.  I've been pinning mine to a homesote wall...using the edges of the pins to hold the…"
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Lesley Birch replied to Lesley Birch's discussion Oil & Cold Wax on Paper - Drying Times?
"Thanks Cleta. Forgot to say I've used liquid in it to speed up.  A tip from you and Nicki! I'll take them out of wax paper and hang them with clothes pegs on the studio washing line!  I hear you're gong to Ireland again.…"
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True Ryndes replied to True Ryndes's discussion Terraskin
"Thanks Cleta. Perfect timing! I saw an Amazon review that said they came up in Lightening lists when prices are discounted too, but haven't yet figured out to get on that list."
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Cleta Grant replied to Lesley Birch's discussion Oil & Cold Wax on Paper - Drying Times?
"Hi Lesley!  Lovely work you've posted here.  I think work on paper seems to dry extremely fast, compared to panels.  I would guess it would dry quicker without a layer of wax paper on top, although with solvent-based mediums (oil…"
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Cleta Grant replied to True Ryndes's discussion Terraskin
"I prefer the heavier weight, especially if you are going to be working back through layers or making marks.  It's tough stuff, but like anything, will eventually show wear and tear.  I think Amazon's prices are good - there was a…"
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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 13 Comments

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

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Winsor Newton Titanium White vs. Soft Mixing White?

Started by Diane Radley 6 hours ago. 0 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

Oil & Cold Wax on Paper - Drying Times?

Started by Lesley Birch. Last reply by Cleta Grant on Wednesday. 4 Replies

Anybody know about drying times?  Using Arches 300gsm Paper and Fabriano Tela.  Both excellent and I know Rebecca uses the Arches.  Protecting them with waxy paper is what I've been doing.  But I…Continue

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Terraskin

Started by True Ryndes. Last reply by True Ryndes on Wednesday. 2 Replies

Because of its expense, I thought I'd check with those of you who have used Terraskin before ordering. What paper weight do you recommend? 8 pt, 12 pt., 16 pt? Best prices on Amazon? Thanks in…Continue

Health and Safety

Started by Michele Taber. Last reply by Michele Taber Mar 23. 13 Replies

Health and Safety discussions are usually limited to fumes so I wasn't terribly concerned about the wax medium or other products. More that a year into it started seeing some drying in my hands, at…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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