Ah, the pain in the ass joys of being a self-taught artist. Everything must be learned the hard way. Because, after all, the easy lessons don’t stick.
Alright. So. I am not an experienced oil painter, as I have told you before. I love the look of oils, I really enjoyed the way they behaved as I applied them to the canvas. BUT……
The damn things won’t dry!!! 16 days later:
still as wet as the day I applied the paint
at least it makes an effective fly catcher for the fungus gnats in my ivy plant
I used a bit of Winsor & Newton Blending and Glazing Medium, but just a touch, since I wanted an opaque layer. So I’m stepping out of the “learn it the hard way” frame of mind and asking for opinions/suggestions: I’m thinking of trying the Winsor & Newton Griffin Alkyds – anyone have experience with those particular paints? Can I still use the regular glazing medium with those?