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Top tips for oil painting with Cass Art, London

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  • How to paint a painting. Get Started With Oil Painting - Step 1
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Top Tips:

You can’t mix oil paint with water because they repel one another, so instead of painting with water you should use a solvent like Turpentine or Zest It. You should also clean your brushes with solvent.

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    Make sure you paint in a well ventilated area because the solvents you use will give off fumes – or at least open a window whilst you work.

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    Always follow the “slow over fast rule” when oil painting. This means you must make sure the last layer of paint will dry quicker than the following layer, to prevent the paint from cracking. 

Try mixing your oil colours with a palette knife instead of a brush; this will stop your brushes from clogging with paint and will also give you a cleaner application of colour.



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    Use hog brushes because they are durable so can withstand the use of solvents. 

You can use a medium or oil to mix with your oil paint, to adapt the consistency, drying time and finish of your painting. The Winsor & Newton Artists’ Painting Medium is a good all-rounder, and Refined Linseed Oil and Liquin are great for beginners; the first will slow the drying time, whilst the latter will speed it up. 


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Vicious Delicious
Vicious Delicious · Bodegraven, South Holland, NL
Thank you, if I just knew this ages ago xD
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