Month: August 2016

Varnishing materials

[For retouch varnish] Spray damar retouch varnish   [For final varnish] Gamvar: Gamblin’s Easy-to-Use Picture Varnish for Oil Painters [Reference] Gamvar: Gamblin’s Easy-to-Use Picture Varnish for Oil Painters

Varnish

[Retouch Varnish] Retouch varnish – intermediate varnish to restore gloss to dry oil paint for use when you want to continue working on or reworking areas of a dry painting.  It contains much more turpentine than a final varnish, so…

Priming a canvas

Acrylic gesso a polymer emulsion paint. dries quickly to form a strong hard ground that is resistant to moisture, thus eliminating the need for a preliminary application of sizing. impervious to the acidic action of oxidizing oil paint. apply 2-3…