Oil and Wax: Exploring Cold Wax Painting Techniques

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"Thanks Margaret for your comments.  I probably have ten-15 layers.  I must admit, because I am an encaustic artist also, that i shellacked and torched this piece to get the interesting texture. "
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Michael Roberson replied to MARGARET HOWELL's discussion buffing textured cwm paintings
"Liquid is pretty glossy, retouch is abit shiny, I'd try it on a small painting you don't care for "
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Michael Roberson replied to MARGARET HOWELL's discussion buffing textured cwm paintings
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June durkin replied to MARGARET HOWELL's discussion buffing textured cwm paintings
"Hello Micheal the info retouch varnish sounds a good solution for finish as Margret mentioned is it straight gamblin re touch varnish or satin? . as I would not like a high gloss finish, would Liquine work I wonder ? Thanks Micjheal  "
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"JOY - I REALLY LIKE WHAT YOU'VE GOT GOING ON IN THIS PAINTING - ESPECIALLY THE SKY! HOW MANY LAYERS DO YOU THINK YOU DID HERE? REGARDS, MARGARET HOWELL HOUSTON, TEXAS "
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MARGARET HOWELL replied to MARGARET HOWELL's discussion buffing textured cwm paintings
"DEAR MICHAEL  THANKS FOR RESPONSE I HAVE JUST ORDERED GAMBLIN'S VARNISH FOR COLD WAX  - IS THAT THE SAME THING AS THE RETOUCH VARNISH YOU MENTIONED? GAMBLIN SAID IT HAD A SATIN FINISH. I WANT SOME SHINE BUT NOT LIKE A SUPER GLOSS…"
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Valerie Berkely replied to Valerie Berkely's discussion Ampersands Aquabord for oil and cold wax?
"Thank you for responding. My first trial -- I went in thin using my fingers to really moosh the paint in.  Letting that layer completely dry.  I like the effect -- sort of a soft burnished "air" appeal with…"
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Please join me for my workshop in Fresno california. June 3,4,5. Email me at ctcummins@ctcummins.Com and I will send you contact information.

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FYI....I have discovered that when traveling, if you do not want to drag a palette along with you, Yupo paper works fabulously. I have been using the same sheet in FL for 2 months and it is as strong as when I first started. Well, it is made of plastic. Also it has never curled at the edges.

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Hello everyone--this is my yearly plea for donations to pay Ning for hosting this site. This fee is currently $49/month --which comes entirely out of my pocket unless offset by donations.The cost has gone up recently as we have added more members…Continue

buffing textured cwm paintings

Started by MARGARET HOWELL. Last reply by June durkin on Thursday. 10 Replies

i have found many discussions regarding buffing the final dried painting BUT haven't seen anything yet as to heavily textured paintings. I just finished my first painting and have several areas of raised ridges and other texture - the painting is…Continue

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Ampersands Aquabord for oil and cold wax?

Started by Valerie Berkely. Last reply by Valerie Berkely on Thursday. 2 Replies

Has anyone tried using Ampersand's Aquabord for the oil and cold wax technique?  Anything drastic in results?  I just happen to have some of this substrate (from my previous watercolor life).  If I had small samples, I would experiment and just toss…Continue

Storage of small dry paintings

Started by Valerie Berkely. Last reply by Valerie Berkely on Thursday. 6 Replies

I will soon have a drawer-full of completed dry oil and cold wax paintings on flat panels.  Can I stack them up in a closed drawer?  Interleave them with?  Thnx folks.Continue

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Painting with Dorland's Cold Wax Medium article

Created by Rebecca Crowell Apr 18, 2010 at 11:35am. Last updated by Rebecca Crowell Apr 18, 2010.

Basic Cold Wax and Oil Procedures

Created by Rebecca Crowell Nov 29, 2009 at 9:11pm. Last updated by Rebecca Crowell Nov 29, 2009.

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