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Oil Painting

Oil painting means serious stuff. It was used by the old masters long ago and is still used by professional painters today. You’re not usually allowed to go near oil paints at school (think of the stains!), and so when you decide to take the plunge and start painting with the most highly regarded of paints, they can be something of a mystery.

Mediums are used to adapt the consistency, drying time and finish of your painting. You can achieve a variety of different sheens and either extend or shorten the drying time of the paint, depending on which you use. You can mix them directly with the paint on your palette, or dip your brush into them as you would with water.


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