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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
  • Re: Is there anything I can do to make the oil dry faster?

    There are several things you can do. As mentioned, you can replace your regular oil titanium white for a tube of alkyd white. It dries more quickly and, since you mix white with most colors, you will speed the drying time. You can also buy a bottle of cobalt drier. You will find it where you find oil...
    Posted to Oil (Forum) by atelier_m on 1 Feb 2009
  • Re: Problems varnishing oil paintings

    I've had this problem with two different paintings, one was finished a year before varnishing (thick paint- needed long drying time) and the other was drying for about 6 months. The paint didn't lift, rather the varnish was 'rejected' on just a few areas, and that within an area of the...
    Posted to Oil (Forum) by SarahD57 on 25 Jan 2009
  • Re: Problems varnishing oil paintings

    This is a really interesting response- can you list some of the reasons the top layer of my painting might not have enough bonding strength? What kind of resin do you mean for use in the medium (I assume that means either the linseed/poppy oil or a prepared medium). Also, what do you do with the onion...
    Posted to Oil (Forum) by SarahD57 on 22 Jan 2009
  • Problems varnishing oil paintings

    Hello everyone, I am finally taking the plunge and varnishing my first paintings. I cleaned all of the dust off with a damp cloth and once they were dry began to varnish. It seemed to go rather well, the varnish spread evenly and thinly... until I noticed that on some parts of each one of my paintings...
    Posted to Oil (Forum) by SarahD57 on 8 Jan 2009