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11 years ago

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oil painting, how long to dry?

hey, I just finished my first oil portrait and I’m wondering how long it will take to dry. I painted on a 24×20 canvas using ‘Grumbacher’ Artists’ oil colors pretested. and I also mixed into the colors a little of ‘Windsor and Newton Artisan’ water mixable oil painting medium. I did not layer it on too thick and I didn’t use any water. Can any experienced oil painters give me an idea of how long it will be until I can put a protective coat on it? thanks

It depends, sometimes when I have to deliver a painting to the Gallery I don’t use too much paint and use only turpentine or turpenoid as a mixing medium, (no oil) this way it will dry faster, I won’t get the beautiful satin finish look, but I will have my painting ready to hang in a couple of weeks. But in reality, oils take anywhere from 3 months to a year to really really dry so that you can touch it, or travel with it. Only you can decide on the time you should allow yourself, all paints, have a different molecular structure, and all temperatures are different all over the world, and there many other factors to take into consideration, practice will teach you more than all the readings, suggestions, tips, seminars, formulas or secrets that anyone can give you. Art is that wonderful, only you can create it your way, and only you know the real meaning of your work. Have fun.

Winsor and Newton Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colour | Jackson’s Art Supplies

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