Tag: Brushes

Prepare a canvas with Gesso

Acrylic Paints and Mediums

June 11, 2019

If the colors in your acrylic paintings are not as vibrant as you would like them to be, the reason could be that your paint is absorbing into the canvas, wood, or other support that you are using, which can dull your paint colors. The answer to your problem is simple — before you paint,…

A brush wash, made without turpentine or mineral spirits.

Brush Wash

March 9, 2016

For years I avoided oil painting because I never liked the fumes of solvents, such as turpentine and mineral spirits, which are commonly used to thin paint and wash brushes. There is such a thing as odorless mineral spirits (OMS), but it still smells, only not as much. And though OMS is said to be…