What is Cold Wax? The manipulation of cold wax is an artistic tool dating back 4,000 years to ancient Egypt, with a resurgence occurring in the 18th century. Unlike Encaustic where the wax must be heated, Cold Wax is mixed with oils and used cold. Cold Wax blurs the line between oil painting and encaustic painting. Layers and layers of the medium create texture and a beautiful translucent quality and visual depth. Cold Wax Painting utilizes experimental approaches, including the use of brayers, scraping, scratching, adding and removing layers, all add textural elements.
The finish of my Cold Wax paintings is a matt, hard finish. Simple care requires only an occasional dusting with a lint free cloth.