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Painting: Painting with Oils
Discuss Oil painting techniques.
Wash with Oils?
User_789
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Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2002 - 02:50 AM UTC
Hi!

I know that I can use a wash with Enamel paint, but how do I wash with oils?

Thanks!

/Jamal
sourkraut
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Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2002 - 03:28 AM UTC
in the book scale armor 2.they say to use turpintine to thin the oil
hope this helps
herberta
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Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2002 - 03:31 AM UTC
It's pretty much just like enamels.

You can mix oils and enamels directly, to get more shades!

Turpentine smells bad, you can use turpenoid or odorless thinner as a wash medium.
Art supply stores or craft stores in North America usually have a wide selection. It's all poisonous, it's just you can't smell the odorless thinner as it kills you!!

Andy
vince
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Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2002 - 04:57 AM UTC
I use diluted oil paint thinned with Humbrol thinner for washes. Since I am mainly an acrylic painter, the thin oil washes are use mostly for weathering and groundwork.

vince
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Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2002 - 05:02 AM UTC
Thanks for the answers! I will try to use the thinner method!

Thanks again!

/Jamal