Rebecca Crowell & Jerry McLaughlin

Rebecca Crowell & Jerry McLaughlin, authors of the book “Cold Wax Medium: Techniques, Concepts & Conversations ”, include Pastel Colors as an important part of the materials that they use in their cold wax studios. They use PanPastel for mark-making and for color and textural effects on semi-dry and dry cold wax surfaces; and demonstrate these techniques in their instructional video, "Cold Wax Medium: A Video Workshop".  

“We love PanPastel Colors because of their safety, convenient packaging, and huge range of colors. You can create subtle color shifts or dramatic, bold effects depending on how you choose to work with them.” - Rebecca Crowell & Jerry McLaughlin

About Rebecca Crowell

Rebecca has been a professional artist for thirty-five years and is widely known for her richly layered abstract paintings and innovative techniques involving cold wax medium and oils. She teaches these methods both in the US and internationally. Her work is handled by fine art galleries in Chicago, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Telluride, and in Dublin, Ireland, and is found in hundreds of private, public, and corporate collections. Professional achievements include numerous international artist residencies and fellowships, public and private commissions, and recognition by John Seed of the Huffington Post in his article, Ten Memorable Paintings of 2014. Rebecca holds an MFA in Painting and with her husband Don, divides her time between rural Wisconsin and northern New Mexico.

About Jerry McLaughlin

Jerry McLaughlin has been a working visual artist for twenty years and has exhibited at galleries throughout the US. An expert in all things cold wax, he focuses his major energies on painting, teaching, and writing. Trained as a pediatric intensive care physician, he also holds a certificate in adult education from the University of Washington. Jerry is extremely passionate about teaching. His strength lies in identifying and addressing his students' individual needs. Jerry also has an active artist mentoring practice. His strong, minimalist work is in collections around the world. Jerry and his husband, Mike, live in Oakland, California with their dog Bert.

About Squeegee Press

Rebecca and Jerry are professional artists with over 50 years of combined painting experience. They founded Squeegee Press in 2015 to publish content-rich educational media and to offer a spectrum of workshops for artists interested in cold wax medium.

In 2019 they launched SP CREATE, an exclusive new line of unique and innovative tools for use with cold wax.

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Our latest Q&A is with New York City based artist Beverly Brown. We wanted to share her beautiful PanPastel paintings and to find out more about her creative process and why she uses PanPastel. Beverly used PanPastel Colors for all of the work shown below.

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Lora Murphy was born in Ireland and educated in Ireland, USA and Italy. Trained as an oil painter, she now works primarily in Encaustic and mixed media. Lora teaches workshops in Contemporary Portraiture in Encaustic throughout the world and is currently working on an E-course, due to be released this year. She divides her time between Ireland and Denmark and maintain studios in both countries.

Our latest Artist Q&A is with Canadian artist Amy Hetherington of Headspace Illustrations.

We have been following Amy’s work on Instagram, and love how she uses PanPastel for her beautifully delicate nature inspired illustrations. So we asked Amy to tell us more about her work, and how she uses PanPastel.