Fine Art Tip from Snezhana Tillender
Sometimes, I am impatient to continue my oil paintings, but paint is still wet. The best way to dry oil paints is to expose an artwork to direct sunshine for a few hours.
Sun won’t damage paint layers, but will help to speed up drying time. This is how Rubens did it. He mentioned that in his letter to his commissioner.
Never dry your painting in a dump dark place, because colors might become muddy and paint will dry more slowly.
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Fine Art Tip from Andy Tseng
If you want a blue sky or draperies do not turn greenish over time, you should know what medium to use. Linseed oil has tendency to yellow. Walnut oil yellows less and blue colors will alter slightly.
However, walnut oil has it’s downsides like cracking, so it should be used only in such color-sensitive places as blues and whites. In other places it’s better to use linseed oil.
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