Experiments with the Fluid Dynamics of Acrylic Media

Fluid Dynamics Series Tour the Exhibit “Aesthetic Experiments” online.  Use the links below to navigate to other sections of the exhibit. Navigation:           Previous                  Main Exhibit Page             … Read More

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

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