Oil Painting Questions & Tips (32)

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Saving Oil Paint MIxes

This may just be the most useless tip you'll ever hear, but I saw it and thought I'd pass it on. To save the oil paint on your palette at t…

Started by Glen Billett

1 Jun 14, 2019
Reply by William F. Martin

The lowdown on mediums

I use linseed oil and then only very little. I find the more I paint the less medium I use, except for blocking in at the start. Which medi…

Started by Glen Billett

8 Mar 23, 2018
Reply by Lydie Baillie

Technical things with the layered method you may be having problems with.

Hi All,  A fan wrote me the other day, and since it seemed appropriate, I thought the questions were great and would serve to help others,…

Started by Delmus Phelps

4 Feb 13, 2018
Reply by William F. Martin

Best oil paints and medium for a beginner?

Hi I love working with acrylic but they always dry really fast and I have to mix a gradient of colour before I\ start painting, so I was th…

Started by Lakes

8 Feb 12, 2018
Reply by William F. Martin

Want information on clear gel

I used Purified Linseed Oil as a medium for oil painting; In few places I heard about clear gel which is also used as medium. any please gi…

Started by Sukanta

2 Feb 11, 2018
Reply by William F. Martin

Old Holland Oils

Does anyone have experience with Old Holland oils? I want to try them in a limited palette but would like some opinions first as they are e…

Started by Glen Billett

4 Dec 15, 2017
Reply by Dick Hutchings

Limit to Primary Colors?

I find a limited artist palette works wonders. It frees me from a box of artist paint tubes that in time some will just have a tendency to…

Started by Lloyd W Thibodeau

3 Dec 12, 2017
Reply by Lloyd W Thibodeau

Dump your brains on oil painting

As I said in the acrylics section, I've been working with watercolors for a couple years but I'd like to move onto textured paints. What wo…

Started by Aubrey Campbell

3 Nov 13, 2016
Reply by Glen Billett

Advice? Tips?

I was recently given a set of oil paints, very nice, clean, work well and creamy. The only other paints I use are watercolors and the two m…

Started by Aubrey Campbell

8 Nov 13, 2016
Reply by Glen Billett

Oil Painting Learning Library - Free Online Resources (Websites, Videos, etc)

This thread is dedicated to listing free online resources for learning how to paint with oils!  This can include websites and videos, as lo…

Started by Thaneeya McArdle

4 Oct 13, 2016
Reply by Harshit Jain



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