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    Question question oil paint

    hey ya'll I'm new to the world of oil painting. I gots a question for you guys. I didn't know about lynseed oil and things like that till today. How long will stright oil from the tube take to dry?? he he 4 days and counting now.


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    How thick did you apply the paint? Some colors dry faster than others.

    BTW. Linseed oil won't spped up drying. It will just loosen up the paint and make it easier to apply. Use Liquin to make the paint dry faster. I use a 1/2 Liquin-1/2 linseed oil mix myself.
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    I'm no expert, but I sort of know a litle bit about oil painting and do it for fun...

    I use 3/4 turpentine, 1/8 linseed oil, 1/8 gloss. It loosens the oils and keeps it nice and glossy.

    too much linseed will yellow your painting. it takes several days to dry, depending on what color it is and thick it's applied.

    you should ask DSillustration or DavePalumbo, he's the man.
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    I use straight paint with whatever turp is on my brush from the last rinse. I work fairly thin, on average my layers take about a day, day and a half maybe, to dry. I may be wrong (because I don't use it, though I have in the past), but I think adding linseed oil will actually make the paint dry slower.

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    in someplaces a little thicker that others the other colors are thined down because i have found that thicker paint sticks to thiner paint a little better. like i said i am new just fhished my third oil painting today... any tips will be gladley taken..
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    question oil paint



    there we go what do you all think 3 rd oil painting ever...

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    try to focus on the value aspect of painting, which means doing a bunch of monochrome studies in black and white. I'm told that if you keep doing this, color will be easier. If you ever do this, start with simple objects like fruits or whatever, and have a single light source.

    I just started paintign as well. I figured I don't need the expensive stuff so I bought a bunch of cheap bristles, small wooden palette, palette knife etc. I use Linseed oil as my medium and Poppy oil for cleaning brushes, palette. The guys here gave good advice but be wary of solvents such as turpentine, mineral spirits, etc. cuz they emit harmful vapors. IF you ever wanna use these, have a big space and good ventilation. You won't want your friends or family being too close to it. But I think you'll be fine with using drying oils( linseed, poppy, safflower, etc.).

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    thanks ya'll

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    if you haven't been told the ancient rule of using mediums in your paint: always fat over lean

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    wow.... thanks DavePalumbo ... that link really is the best description of fat over lean i've ever read... usually it's pretty vague.

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    Paul-Emile Borduas's painting are still not dry (since end 50's, mid 60's) and are cracking all over the place due to the thickness of paint he applied and the shrinking happening on the surface.

    DavePalumbo: that's an interesting read for someone that doesn't do oils like me ! thanks !

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