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Author Topic: More Varnish Please  (Read 142 times)


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on: October 10, 2017, 04:53:06 PM
Just bought some varnish. I must have varnised over most of my works 3-5 times!!!!   And it's always the same i just found out....areas that do not cover. I tried using alchohol (on the painting not me ha ha) and supposed to help adhere the varnish.   Another wasted can..jeeze. But I did notice it happens on most of my past one where I've overworked the painting to death...their's something in "that" that is causing it to do it. The more recent ones aren't so bad.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #1 on: October 14, 2017, 10:53:32 AM
Are you varnishing oil or acrylics... because if it's acrylics,  my Einstein painting's fate is sealed! He must have twenty layers of paint so far.... And what varnish are you using... spray or brush-on?