Building a Stretcher:
Professional/Museum Quality Stretchers:
Priming & Stretching Canvas
Wood Panel Prep.
Oil Paint Issues:
- Glazing Medium – Lynnxe
2 parts Stand Oil
1 part linseed
1 part damar varnish
a few drops of Cobalt Drier
The stand oil makes it spread into a nice, glossy surface with no brush strokes. Never needed to varnish.
- Traditional Recipe – Luckskind
1 – part Damar Varnish
1 – part Stand Oil
5 – Parts Pure Gum Turpentine
(optional: a couple of drops of Cobalt Drier)
This is an old, traditional recipe, but it works very well as
a medium and even as a sort of ‘retouch varnish.’Great for glazing and for giving transparent colors an almost stained-glass effect.
Works very well with FLAKE WHITE & genuine Naples Yellow.
- Thirds – r_bear11
1/3 linseed oil
1/3 damar varnish
Because of the texture I go for, I use this mixture VERY sparingly.
I use permalba white, which gets a little too tacky when the weather gets hot, so I add a little.
I also use it when the Cerulean blue gets dry.