Cold Wax Medium: Techniques, Concepts & Conversations : Book By Rebecca Crowell And Jerry Mclaughlin

SKU: BKSQ01
(42 reviews)

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This fully comprehensive and award-winning book details everything artists could need to know about working with cold wax medium.
  • This fully comprehensive and award-winning book details everything artists could need to know about working with cold wax medium.
  • In-depth information on choosing materials and tools, setting up a safe and functional studio, making cold wax medium, and more
  • Illustrated techniques for combining cold wax medium with oils, dry pigments, and other materials to create a wide range of effects
  • Techniques and insights into the creative process contributed by over 40 artists

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Now in its 2nd print and the winner of two international book awards, Cold Wax Medium: Techniques, Concepts & Conversations, is the first and only comprehensive guide for artists and collectors about this exciting medium.

More than just a technical guide, this 320-page, fully illustrated book provides comprehensive information for those who are new to cold wax, as well as technical expertise and inspiration to those already using the medium. The authors' advice and experience - along with the work and words of over 100 artists from around the world - will strengthen your work and studio practice, suggest exciting new directions, and support thoughtful self-critique.

The authors feel strongly that the 'why' of using cold wax medium is as important as the 'how'. Many of the artists whose work appears in the book speak about collaboration, process, and experimentation. The authors include their own thoughts about these topics, and more.

Large sections of the book are devoted to important practical information, including: materials, detailed lists of supplies, studio setup, illustrated how-to sections, and in-depth discussion of procedures.

'The authors’ guide is almost impossibly comprehensive...a timely and timeless volume, it’s hard to imagine that its scope and quality will be exceeded anytime soon.' - Kirkus Reviews

'...will provide both inspiration and practical information for decades to come.' - John Seed, The Huffington Post

  • Size: 44.1 x 21.8 x 3 cm
  • Format: Paperback, 320pp
  • ISBN-13: 978-0997296303
  • Publisher: Squeegee Press

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Product CodeBKSQ01
To Use WithCold Wax
QualityExcellent
VeganTBC
PublisherSqueegee Press
Books & Magazines : SubjectCold Wax
Books & Magazines : Author/ArtistJerry Mclaughlin, Rebecca Crowell
Weight (kg)1.525000

Reviews 6

(42 reviews)

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Purchased this book based on the description, which said several times that it was a "comprehensive guide." This is not correct. I purchased this specifically to find out more information about how to mix browns. It's a slap in the face for the brown offered on the complementary colors page to be simply Burnt Sienna from the tube and nothing more. What happened to mixing? The assumption is you will be using only Winsor & Newton watercolors. It's also 48 pages, which is far short of "comprehensive" in my estimation. And the color plates throughout are dull and dingy. Not at all what I expected. Extremely disappointed. I would have done better to spend a couple of hours on Jane Blundell's website; however, I really wanted a portable reference. Purchase at your own risk.

ldp
 

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This is my favorite book of Anna's! I really enjoy her work and this book. Thank you for offering it here!

Melissa
 

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This is my favorite book of Anna's! I really enjoy her work and this book. Thank you for offering it here!

Melissa
 

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This is my absolute favorite book by Billy and believe me it is hard to choose! She is a spectacular watercolor artist and person and I am thrilled to be part of her online community again with her painting club.

Melissa
 

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I recommend this book of Billy's as well! I don't think you can go wrong with any of her books honestly as they are all quite lovely. I have all of her botanical ones and will round out my collection with the Fruits and Vegetables one next. This book is nice in that she goes over how to paint a multitude of botanicals. There are 2 in particular that she gets quite detailed with and no I will not spoil the surprise by telling you which botanicals they are. You have to get the book and I highly recommend it.

Melissa
 

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Excellent book, a great introduction to Japanese painting.

ROSE
 

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Love this book, I am new to cold wax medium, but it is laid out in a very clear easy to understand way, so much information. I have been eager to try out the medium and have practiced the quick wet into wet paintings so far.

Feefo
 

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Bible for cold wax medium

Feefo
 

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It is a really excellent book about the history of Pigment, text and photos wonderful!

Feefo
 

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It doesn’t give as much detail as I had hoped.

Feefo
 

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Good quality. Well packed

Feefo
 

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Chromatopia is the kind of book I've wanted for a long time, having developed a great curiosity about the history of pigments through my own painting. There are a lot of books to choose from when it comes to this subject, and David Coles' book is a real pleasure to read for anyone who is interested in getting a behind-the-scenes look at these fascinating pigments. The book is a hardback, and a very pleasant size to hold; plenty of pages but not too weighty either. The first thing to get my attention upon receiving the book was the front cover, the interesting layout of different colour pigments makes you want to immediately open the book and start learning about these intriguing pieces of colour. There is a very interesting little introduction at the beginning, detailing the author and his experience with colour, which was fascinating; the author's enthusiasm for his life's work is infectious and it was a treat to read about how much attention he pays to the manufacture of his own paints. The book is then laid out in sections, ten chapters of many different colours and types of pigment, of which quite a few were new to me. Almost every single page is accompanied by the most lavish, beautiful photography I've ever seen in a technical book; it's clear that the photographer, Adrian Lander, is as gifted at his chosen profession as David Coles is with paint and colour. Most pigments have one page descriptions, with an accompanying photo, and reading each one is a pleasure. I've learned some amazing things about each pigment, though some of the technical terminology was a bit beyond me, even though there is a very useful glossary provided also. I did find find when reading about some pigments, the author referenced another pigment I hadn't read about yet, which was a few pages later on, so that involved a lot of flicking pages; I think it might benefit from the pages being printed in a different order, but that's only a minor quibble. A larger issue I had came towards the last quarter of the book. After some pages of paint recipes (for those interested in making their own paint, also very interesting to read), the final part of the book was taken up with a section called "Artists' Colour", which consists of photographs of various artists' paintings/art works using some colours described in the book. Everyone's opinion of what constitutes art is different, so this chapter will undoubtedly please some readers, but I found the style visually displeasing; I'd have preferred to see samples of beautiful artworks showing a clever use of the pigments described, rather than a modern art exhibition. However, this is only a personal opinion and the rest of the book more than makes up for any shortcomings. This is an informative, knowledgeable book written by an author who really knows his craft, and it makes for some really fascinating reading. It may not suit those searching for an extremely detailed look at each pigment, this is more of a concise general look, but for most people it is a beautifully written and gorgeously photographed journey through a rainbow of colour. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in painting or just colour in general.

Celia
 

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A lovely book that's going to inspire the whole family to try printing.

Feefo
 

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Great book

Feefo
 

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Excellent book, covers more than just CW technique - e.g. self critique

Feefo
 

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Comprehensive manual on a subject not widely covered

Feefo
 

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Linocut book by Nicholas Morley is an awesome book that teaches you that you have to design your life or someone else will do it. This is a short read for me as I have read many thick books.

powell
 

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The book was not for me but the recipient says it was just what she wanted.

Feefo
 

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Excellent Book, well written and visually stunning. Brilliant service from Jackson’s as always and the best price on the Internet.

Feefo
 

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What a book by Nicholas Morley! I like it too much

Brianna
 

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Best customer service ever for Artist and Designer. Much appreciated! Nicholas Morley Work

Robin
 

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Very Professional!

Thomas
 

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Quick, cheap delivery. Good product.

Feefo
 

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An expensive book but well worth it. I would recommend this book for anyone wanting to learn to draw people and to prepare them for life drawing. You will need to copy and enlarge the plates in the book to get the full benefit of the course- you will need to consider the expense of this before buying the book.

Feefo
 

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This has answered the questions I had about linocut techniques and the information on equipment and equipment suppliers is valuable.

Feefo
 

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Very efficient and prompt service. Will use again.

Feefo
 

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My Art Shop did not have either product ( said they would let me know when moon glow paint came back into stock,but 3 weeks later and I still am none the wiser).Therefore for the first time in my life I decided to buy on the Internet. For me this was a wonderful experience - cheaper,no hassle and delight at getting a beautiful little parcel in the post Many thanks.

Feefo
 

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Very good book with clear info and beautiful illustrations.

Diane Chouinard (Canada)
 

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One of the top reference books in classical drawing. A bit expensive though as you can download it free (in PDF) on the web.

Diane Chouinard (Canada)
 

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One of the top reference books in classical drawing. A bit expensive though as you can download it free (in PDF) on the web.

Diane Chouinard (Canada)
 

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This is one of the most beautiful books I've ever had. I have all of Billy Showell's books who is one of the most gifted botanical artists of our time. All the books are very instructive and the notions are clearly explained, with gorgeous illustrations to inspire the reader. I recommend !

Diane Chouinard (Canada)
 

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This is one of the most beautiful books I've ever had. I have all of Billy Showell's books who is one of the most gifted botanical artists of our time. All the books are very instructive and the notions are clearly explained, with gorgeous illustrations to inspire the reader. I recommend !

Diane Chouinard (Canada)
 

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Excellent

Feefo
 

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Very pleased with the product.

Feefo
 

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A comprehensive selection of products.

Feefo
 

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Great book, full of useful techniques and imagery

Feefo
 

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Wow what a book....easy to read........inspirational

Feefo
 

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Fabulous ,Jean Haines is my favourite painter.

Feefo
 

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Very good service, many thanks.

Feefo
 

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Thank you Anna Mason, brilliant book, beautifully thought out and explained!

Feefo
 

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The book is brilliant, thank you very much

Feefo
 

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this is an excellent book as I tend to paint flowers out doors, and having references of how other artists paint flowers is really useful.

Feefo
 

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