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Doug B



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PostSubject: WMOs and lindseed vs safflower oil   Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:21 pm

Do WMOs with safflower oil added for thinning dry faster than WMOs with the usual lindseed oil added for thinning?

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PostSubject: Re: WMOs and lindseed vs safflower oil   Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:26 am

Safflower oil is much slower drying than linseed oil in both Traditional and WMO's. Some of us use walnut oil with our WMOs. It still dries a little slower than linseed oil, but I like the feel of walnut oil better. Also, some people have less trouble with their allergies with walnut oil and it doesn't smell much.
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PostSubject: Re: WMOs and lindseed vs safflower oil   Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:35 am

Crystal1 wrote:
Safflower oil is much slower drying than linseed oil in both Traditional and WMO's. Some of us use walnut oil with our WMOs. It still dries a little slower than linseed oil, but I like the feel of walnut oil better. Also, some people have less trouble with their allergies with walnut oil and it doesn't smell much.

Thanks for the info. I have been considering walnut oil, but when I saw the OP mentioning safflower, it got me thinking. All I knew previously was that safflower was used in whites and lighter colours to prevent yellowing.

Could you plese expand on what you mean by "I like the feel of walnut oil better" ? In what way?

As far as health issues, I have Fibromyalgia as well as post-operative recovery from a quad heart bypass. So I would rather take excess caution with my painting supplies-such as using WMOs. I really don't want to just take someone's word that turps,etc are safe; only to find out that they aren't for me.

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PostSubject: Re: WMOs and lindseed vs safflower oil   Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:47 pm

I've never tried safflower oil, but the minute I was introduced to walnut, I fell in love with it. It is perfect for putting a very fine film on between acrylics and you first layer of oil paint. It allows the paint to glide smoothly onto the canvas. If using a dry brush technique on your first layer, it probably is better not to use the thin film.

For later layers that you want "fatter", just a very small amount of walnut oil brings the paint to the consistency you want and it helps to make it easier to apply over earlier layers. I usually just dip the tip of the brush into a puddle of walnut oil and mix it in, adding more small amounts as needed to get the consistency I'm looking for.

I.m one of those people with lots of allergies and this works perfectly for me. Walnut Alkyd is another story. This is a fast drying medium which is great, but not if you have allergies.

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PostSubject: Re: WMOs and lindseed vs safflower oil   Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:12 pm

Thanks, Judy. I'm like you and want to paint as 'healthy ' as possible. You mentioned the Walnut Alkyd, which I believe is made by Graham? I was wondering what else is in the WA besides walnut oil. It sounds like there is still some unhealthy chemical used for the fast drying. Personally, I would rather plan ahead and have a few paintings on the go while the first one dries.

All it takes is patience! :-)

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PostSubject: Re: WMOs and lindseed vs safflower oil   Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:46 am

You're very welcome.

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PostSubject: Re: WMOs and lindseed vs safflower oil   Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:52 pm

judyfilarecki wrote:
You're very welcome.

Judy

Hi Judy,

Would you mind expanding on how you use walnut oil with WMOs?

Thanks.

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PostSubject: Re: WMOs and lindseed vs safflower oil   Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:28 pm

I'll try, shortly, but today I'm kind of tied up.
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PostSubject: Re: WMOs and lindseed vs safflower oil   Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:09 pm

judyfilarecki wrote:
I'll try, shortly, but today I'm kind of tied up.
Judy

Thanks, Judy. :-)
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PostSubject: Re: WMOs and lindseed vs safflower oil   Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:35 pm

Doug,

I'm so sorry to keep you waiting so long. I've just been very tied with getting ready for a show, writing some articles and painting both traditionally and digitally.

If you would read this article I have written about WS Oils, it might give you some answers. It talks about walnut oil, W/N thinner, the fat-over-lean rule and brushes.

http://www.squidoo.com/oil-painting-techniques

There are other articles I have written on Squidoo that you may also find helpful.

Judy

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PostSubject: Re: WMOs and lindseed vs safflower oil   Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:41 pm

Thanks very much Judy, much appreciated.

Cheers

Doug



judyfilarecki wrote:
Doug,

I'm so sorry to keep you waiting so long. I've just been very tied with getting ready for a show, writing some articles and painting both traditionally and digitally.

If you would read this article I have written about WS Oils, it might give you some answers. It talks about walnut oil, W/N thinner, the fat-over-lean rule and brushes.

http://www.squidoo.com/oil-painting-techniques

There are other articles I have written on Squidoo that you may also find helpful.

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