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Waterborne Wax Paint
The only cold wax paint made without solvents
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A Selection of Solvent-Free Cold Wax Mediums
Francisco Benitez On Ceracolors
Natural Pigments totally transformed my relationship with oil painting and cold wax encaustic. I had not worked with oils for a number of years as I was very focused on rediscovering the ancient techniques of encaustic painting, as it was practiced in Greece 2,500 years ago. I consulted with specialists like Euphrosyne Doxiadis and others about the materials and methods of such techniques. I had been very curious about the cold wax method, practiced in many of the Fayum portraits, called ‘Punic wax.’ I was elated that George O’Hanlon was willing to make his own formulation of it for contemporary artists. It provides a fascinating window into the possibilities available to ancient artists, which had not been to contemporary artists. It has become a part of my working method with encaustics, as it is not bound by the limitations of the hot wax medium.
Ceracolors have the incredible advantage that they can be used as cold water-based paints, similar to acrylics but infinitely more beautiful; but after they air dry, a heating element can be introduced whereby they are given an extended life by becoming liquid again and can be worked indefinitely. They are hybrid paints that cannot be easily categorized, which makes them ideally suited to the challenging demands of contemporary painting. They can be used for diluted washes resembling oil sketches with mineral spirits or heavily impastoed encaustic paintings resembling the ancient Fayum portraits.