Glossary

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Explaining some terms and methods referred to in the Blog Posts. I’ll add to them as I go. Fingers crossed.

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Oiling in

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Oil paint will tend to sink in – which means that it can become dull and lighter than painted as it dries.  Even taking steps of good practise to try and avoid this – it still can and often does, happen.  Once the paint is dry paint, use very, very sparing amounts of oil, wiping it off with a small makeup sponge, to get the full saturation back.  The paint must be dry or it will wipe off and you don’t want to do this.  If you are using a different medium than just oil for your next painting session, use it instead, but il assolutamente minimissimo. Take great care there are no drips – it means there is much too much. Wipe it off immediately as it will dry and be very difficult / impossible to remove.

Practice this and remember ‘as little oil added as possible’.