Medium I Use


Cold Wax, the medium I use, is a soft paste of beeswax, mineral spirits, and resin mixed in certain proportions. Though Cold Wax was used in ancient times, the process was not widely known among many artists. Ready-made Cold Wax is produced mainly by Gamblin or Dorlan in the USA.


Cold wax helps shorten the drying time, creates textures that are unique, produces translucency among many other qualities. With Cold Wax and Oil, multiple layers are commonly used only to be scraped back to reveal previous layers in some areas of the surface to create textures to assist the form. The Cold Wax is used at room temperature.