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  • First EVER Oil Painting

    I started doing some drawing and sketching 2 years ago, I never realized I had any artistic ability before but when I tried I loved it and my passion for art began. My grandma is an amazing artist, she mainly uses oils, so this year I spent two weeks with her and she taught me the basics of oil painting...
    Posted to Oil (Forum) by elysian__ on 17 Sep 2014
  • Re: Problems varnishing oil paintings

    It's a pleasure to share the information with you- I have learned so much through these forums, things that I really should have been taught in art school. Professors of fine arts- hear this and please teach your students all of the technical tips, tricks and techniques that you can think of!
    Posted to Oil (Forum) by SarahD57 on 28 Mar 2009
  • Re: Problems varnishing oil paintings

    Hi Kadon, There is a very important difference between retouching and finishing varnish: Retouching varnish is used on touch-dry, or recently-dry oil paintings that haven't dried completely through yet. You might need to varnish a painting before it has completely dried, say when you have an exhibition...
    Posted to Oil (Forum) by SarahD57 on 28 Mar 2009
  • Re: Problems varnishing oil paintings

    Hi everyone, I've finished varnishing the paintings and they are now hanging in the gallery. If anyone is interested, the gallery's site is www.elm75.de (in German only) and the images are on my own site www.sarahdudley.net, along with photos from the vernissage. About the varnish- the onion...
    Posted to Oil (Forum) by SarahD57 on 26 Mar 2009