Oil Painting Questions & Tips (31)

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Gesso and oil paintings

Question for you oil painters:  I tried working in this medium, but it just wasn't my thing.  I have canvasses that I'm thinking I could re…

Started by Linda B

2 Jul 25, 2015
Reply by Linda B

Beginner to Oil Painting

Hi guys,   I'm very new to oil painting, but it really interests me. What materials should I have for glazing and cleaning my brushes? Also…

Started by Courtney Nusbaum

2 Jun 13, 2015
Reply by Jenifer Nadira Knight

OIL painting

How do I prepare a canvas  for oil paint that I bought that says for acrylic or oil paint?

Started by arline

4 May 9, 2015
Reply by Mai Yearby

Here's an oil painting tip to entice your curiosity for oils!

Hello folks!  Seems like it's a bit sparse in these waters, so I'm gonna throw a pebble into the pool and see what we can stir up! This is…

Started by Delmus Phelps

24 Apr 24, 2015
Reply by allison erickson-wygal

Heachaches from oil painting products?

I just started painting in oils and got a migraine from the fumes on the way home in my car from class.  I think it's from the Liquin but n…

Started by Kathy Fediw

10 Dec 27, 2014
Reply by Mj

Patina

I need to know what colors are used to mix for a Patina color you find on brass or copper for my oil painting. I've attached some examples…

Started by Little Cloud

2 Dec 10, 2014
Reply by Joan Simpson

Painting bricks? Help!

I lean more towards the Impressionistic side. I am doing a picture of a rustic door with brick walls around it, they are very worn too. Ver…

Started by Little Cloud

3 Nov 18, 2014
Reply by Little Cloud

Varvish oil based painting

Hi, I need to varnish a water based oil painting but need advice on what type of varnish to use. I can only find acrylic varnish. Thank you

Started by patricia langen

2 Nov 18, 2014
Reply by Jess

Finishing an old painting

I need to know if you need to prepare the surface of a painting I began as my first try only to become discouraged and never finished.  I r…

Started by Jan Heck

9 Nov 6, 2013
Reply by Jan Heck

acrylic under painting

my acrylic under painting turned out to strong for my portrait and I have already oiled over it any suggestion's on how to cover the lines…

Started by T C

2 Aug 29, 2013
Reply by T C

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