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How to paint with oil

Tips for working with oil paints

  1. The oil give us a high ductility in our designs, allowing us to make corrections and changes.
  2. These paintings are oily and take a long time to dry, so they are malleable. Many started with oils work have been completed after several years. The paint is dried by the action of oxygen from the outside to the inside, so it takes so long. It can even last for months.
  3. The oil can be diluted with linseed oil, turpentine, or a medium for oils, depending on the consistency we want to get. Turpentine is the most used.
  4. To speed up drying, we can use cobalt drier, but in very small quantities.
  5. Because of its consistency or density, we can work with the oil brush, spatulas and even fingers.
  6. This painting can be used on wood, plaster, sponge cake and other porous surfaces, although the most common is on canvas, in a frame. The fabric must be prepared before, by printing a plaster base and glue or sizing.
  7. The elements we use to work with oils should be cleaned with mineral spirits just finish the job.
  8. The first layer of oil paint should be applied diluted in turpentine or turpentine, and use them more pure as you paint on this base.
  9. Upon completion of the painting or work, you can apply varnish to protect. Just be careful that it is completely dry in all its layers.
  10. If in time the paint has been filled with dust, we will remove it with the help of a soft brush with a fat brush.
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