Oil Painting Questions & Tips (32)

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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

Oil Paint

I just got back from my very first trip to the beach, which I've fallen in love with.  All weekend, though, I've had a burning desire to pa…

Started by Joshua Blair

1 Jun 8, 2013
Reply by Thaneeya McArdle

Oil Painting Finishes and Color Brilliance Questions

I have several paintings that need a finishing coat after drying/curing for 9 to 12 months. Three questions: 1) I have seen painters using…

Started by Patrick Witz

2 May 6, 2013
Reply by Jenifer Nadira Knight

My Christmas Present to you!

I was scrummaging around my hard drive, and thought, this would be information folks may be interested in.  So here is a demo for you.  It…

Started by Delmus Phelps

22 Mar 10, 2013
Reply by Lois McDavid

Liquid White Oil Paint

I am trying to do a wet on wet painting following a instructional video. I went to the art store to buy oil paints (i have only used acryli…

Started by T C

3 Mar 3, 2013
Reply by Christina Mcclintock

What Oil Painting equipment should a beginner get

Hi  I have done a few painting with acrylic but I now want to move onto oils.  I would like to know your views on what colours of oil pai…

Started by Matthew Canning

2 Aug 16, 2012

How do I clean my brush if I used oil paint???

I don't know how to clean my brushes after using oil paint. I'm asking for some tips about this since I don't want to waste a good brush.

Started by Regina Santos

6 May 6, 2012
Reply by Regina Santos

Having trouble with water mixable oil paint, please help if you can

I'm doing a portriat with these paints and while reworking on the face i find the paint is sticky and some is rolling into little pill like…

Started by Catherine Marie Chiara Duran

0 Mar 5, 2012

Any tips on oil painting teeth?

I'm painting a portriat of two people, both are smiling. The photo is a wallet size and the painting is 24 by 36. I can not really see ther…

Started by Catherine Marie Chiara Duran

0 Feb 24, 2012



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