Consider gifting yourself these videos, as I did! Having taken workshops from both Jerry and Rebecca over the past nine years, I’m thrilled that I will now have another valuable tool to draw from in the studio. With the upcoming release of their video, I welcome the ability to review their techniques while watching them work. Knowing the professionalism, quality, and attention to detail that they brought to their book, I have no doubt that their video will be invaluable in my studio.
— Ginny Herzog |
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With more information and footage than could be edited before the holidays, Rebecca and Jerry want to offer you the option to pre-order for yourself or as a gift to others.


with Rebecca Crowell & Jerry McLaughlin

Jerry McLaughlin and Rebecca Crowell take their highly respected teaching practice beyond the classroom with this 29-part High-Definition (HD) video that packs in all the demonstrations, techniques, and topics they present in the 5-day workshops they teach around the world.  Over a year in the making, it was filmed and edited by a professional team of videographers and is over 5 hours long! Their book and video together will offer an unrivaled, in-depth learning experience. The video should be ready for release in mid- to late- February 2019.

[NOTE: the video is closed-captioned for the hearing impaired]

Through this companion to their acclaimed book, Cold Wax Medium: Techniques, Concepts & Conversations, new artists as well as experienced professionals will learn and be inspired by Rebecca and Jerry's knowledge on everything from setting up your art studio, tools and supplies needed, to learning the techniques of building your foundation layers, creating texture, transfer techniques, mark-making, masking, stenciling, reductive techniques such as scraping and solvent reductions, combining chalks and pan pastels with cold wax medium, to demonstrations of mounting your finished art pieces for display or sale.

In addition to the practical and technical content, Rebecca and Jerry discuss the elements of art and approaches to abstraction. There are sequences of paintings in progress, plus other tips and information. Video topics include

Techniques: Veil of Color and Brayer Techniques

Techniques: Mark-making

Techniques: Creating Shapes and Dividing Space

Techniques: Mechanical and Solvent Reductions

Techniques: Compression and Blotting

Techniques: Dry Pigments, Particulates, and Pours

Techniques: Techniques for a Dry Surface

Mounting Paper to a Cradled Panel

Prepping your Panels for Hanging

Frequently Asked Questions

Beyond Techniques: Using the Elements of Art for Strong Painting

Beyond Techniques: Approaches to Abstraction

Rebecca Crowell - A Painting from Beginning to End

Jerry McLaughlin - A Painting from Beginning to End

Introduction to the Video

Getting Started: Intro to Cold Wax Medium

Tools & Supplies


Appropriate Painting Surfaces

Studio Safety

Studio Set-up and Cleanup

Alla Prima: Working Wet-In-Wet

Techniques: Foundation Layers

Techniques: Drying Time

Techniques: Creating Texture

Techniques: Stages of Dryness

Techniques: Building Layers

Techniques: Contrast

Techniques: The Toolbox

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Our video is available in two formats:

DIGITAL DOWNLOAD: This version is for most people. When you pre-order this version you will receive a confirmation email after your purchase. When our HD video is released, you will receive an email notification that the video files are available. You will visit the link and, just like for any movie or video your might purchase, you download the files to your computer or device. You can then view at your convenience. Please note: Because of the length of the video (over 5h) and because they are HD Quality, the file sizes are large. You will need high-speed internet and at least 12GB of free memory on your device. 

USB FLASH DRIVE: This version is for those who prefer a hard copy of our HD video or who do not have sufficient internet connectivity or memory to use the Digital Download Version. When you pre-order this version, you will receive a confirmation email after your purchase. When the video is released, your professionally packaged, 16GB USB Flash Drive will be sent automatically to the shipping address you listed at purchase. There is no download. Simply plug the drive into your computer, TV, or device, and follow the menu to view the content.