Saturday, January 15, 2011

Southern Atelier Portrait

The Shell
10" x  8"
Difficult to get a good photo of this, the paint is still wet and glossy.  Have stopped using turpentine or mineral spirits and only use linseed oil as a medium.  It works!  And wash brushes with Ivory soap and Masters Brush Cleaner.  No need for toxic chemicals... who knew.  Walnut oil, which I haven't tried yet, has also been suggested.  Can use the type from the food store.  And buy large containers of linseed oil from Home Depot.  I still use artist's linseed oil for medium but the less expensive kind is perfect for cleaning brushes.  I don't have an allergy but a few other artists do and it's better for everyone. 

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