Oil paint as a polymer – drying

1.  That slooow drying oil paint Oil paint can take a long time to dry.   When it’s thinned with turpentine the turpentine evaporates quickly and the paint “dries”, but sometimes that layer can still be smudged.  What is it about … Read More

Viscosity, why does it matter?

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Oil paint thinning and thickening When we mix up oil paint, we sometimes make it thinner using turpentine or solvent so the paint flows more easily. Sometimes we thicken the paint using wax or impasto medium so that the texture … Read More

Viscosity, why does it matter?

posted in: science, science of art 0

Oil paint thinning and thickening When we mix up oil paint, we sometimes make it thinner using turpentine or solvent so the paint flows more easily. Sometimes we thicken the paint using wax or impasto medium so that the texture … Read More

Confused about artists’ materials? 1. A very short and easy technical history of oil paint

Have you ever wondered what goes into artist grade paint? If you’ve ever shopped for artist’s oils or acrylics you may have noticed that there’s a lot of information surrounding those little tubes. Even right in the store, the paint … Read More

Conor Murphy and winners of Abstract Painting online contests – from the December 2010 newsletter

E-mail Me to subscribe Contents … For beautiful landscapes and lands of imagination that are anything but gloomy, have a look at Conor Murphy’s work later on in this newsletter. He’s a local artist, and we’ve chatted about pushing the … Read More

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