Qs. on application for wax mediums

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PostQs. on application for wax mediums

by Doug » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:58 pm

I was wondering if anyone has used or use a wax medium for oil painting or any other kind of painting for that matter. I believe Jasper Johns used wax. I think heated and unheated.

Any thoughts on applications would be great. It's a medium I haven't used yet and am curious.

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PostRe: Qs. on application for wax mediums

by jeanniezelos » Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:36 am

Douglas Its great fun. there's a super book by joanna mattera that i have
http://www.amazon.com/Art-Encaustic-Pai ... 0823002837
and she has an art blog here
http://joannemattera.blogspot.com/
I've done some work with wax, both with the iron and with a heated palette. I'd love to get to the ability of the Fayum portraits
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fayum_mummy_portraits
meanwhile i keep practising. not done much with wax for a while - its in my studio in the garden and its freezing in there.Here's a couple I've done purely in wax, with a little acrylic interference medium on the top.


oops - that was a bit big - sorry, i'll adjust it :)
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PostRe: Qs. on application for wax mediums

by Doug » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:45 am

Wow, nice texture- even on the screen. It looks like fun. I'm partial the the colors in 'Seashore'. The siennas and ochres are comfortable.

I'll look into the websites, thank you.
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PostRe: Qs. on application for wax mediums

by jeanniezelos » Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:40 pm

itb started as a more representatinal sea/clifftops image but i didn't like itso melted it all right down, and scratched into it, then added some interference acylics on top. Its on board.
there's a great encaustic forum at R&F paints. I don't use it much but its a mine of info and they seem very helpful people. I've bought wax from there too - excellent service
http://www.rfpaints.com/
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