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PostSubject: Re: Clove oil to slow oxidation   Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:26 pm

You can ask your local Pharmacist to order it for you. However Whole Foods carries 100% pure extract, if you can find one...

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PostSubject: Re: Clove oil to slow oxidation   Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:03 am

I think the closest Whole Foods is about 50 miles away so I'll either order it or a local pharmacy may even carry it as rural people still use some home remedies here.
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PostSubject: Re: Clove oil to slow oxidation   Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:23 pm

Cool... how big is your town...

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PostSubject: Re: Clove oil to slow oxidation   Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:25 am

I looked this up on Amien, an information for oil painter's site that is often referred to on WetCanvas. They don't seem to have a problem with clove oil, if you don't use much of it.
www.amien.org/forums/showthread.php?1966-how-to-make-oil-paints-dry-slower...much-slower
Good luck finding something that works for you. You may just need it for a short time, while you are still practicing.
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PostSubject: Re: Clove oil to slow oxidation   Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:26 pm

Thanks for letting us know, Crystal! I would think just the fumes from oil on a cotton ball would be even less "harmful". I just have difficulty judging how much I'll need so tend to put out more than enough. It's so expensive that I hate to let it dry up on the palette.

Faisal, we don't live in a town but a township - really just a postal code in a very rural area. I just looked and the township is about 83 square miles with a rural population of less than 3500 people! There is a Walmart and a few little stores in the little town about 20 miles from us but the largest town with much shopping at all is about 50 miles away. I mailorder just about all my art supplies.
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PostSubject: Re: Clove oil to slow oxidation   Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:19 pm

I think if you use the cotton ball technique, then it does not matter how much you use... I think. However be ultra careful, when it comes to adding, I think 1/2 a drop per inch will keep your paint wet for a while... I am experimenting and discovering this...

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PostSubject: Re: Clove oil to slow oxidation   Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:31 pm

Oh, good but I doubt if I use much even on a cotton ball.

I have a friend who's into wholistic, ultra pure, stuff and she's ordering me some clove oil. Hope to get it soon as I'm in a painting mode right now!
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PostSubject: Re: Clove oil to slow oxidation   Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:31 am

Awesome!... looking forward to some "Holistic" paintings... Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Clove oil to slow oxidation   Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:12 pm

I bought some a few years ago from my pharmacist, but I've only used it on a cotton ball in my sealed masterson palette.
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PostSubject: Re: Clove oil to slow oxidation   Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:03 pm

OK, my clove oil is here but I have a question - if I use it on a cotton ball, does the actual oil get into the paints or is it the fumes from the oil? I'll be using it in a sealed palette also.
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PostSubject: Re: Clove oil to slow oxidation   Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:14 pm

I've never used it, but I remember some people earlier in t he forum saying it was the fumes, that it did not alter your paint.

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PostSubject: Re: Clove oil to slow oxidation   Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:35 am

Thanks, Judy. That's what I thought but don't want to take anything for granted.
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PostSubject: Re: Clove oil to slow oxidation   Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:31 pm

Experimentation is the name of the game... Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Clove oil to slow oxidation   Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:29 am

Well, I started back on the second Tiare flower that I had begun to paint some time ago. I got interrupted again and added a bit of clove oil to a piece of cotton which I put on my palette then sealed into a Tupperware container. I'm ordering a new sealed palette so that was all I had for the time being.

Anyway, I just opened the container and took out my palette after two days and the paint is somewhat more workable than if I hadn't added the clove oil but it's not exactly fresh from the tube workable either. I didn't use much of the clove oil though and the Tupperware is about 2" deep so has a lot of air space.

Will continue to experiment with it & see how it does when my new palette arrives.
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PostSubject: Re: Clove oil to slow oxidation   Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:39 pm

I don't think putting a "drenched" cotton ball would do any harm. All you want is the tiny atmosphere in the sealed box to be rich in Clove oil... The more saturated the better. I don't think this will kill the color in your paint... Happy Experimentation... Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Clove oil to slow oxidation   Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:14 pm

Just wanted to report that I opened my (Tupperware) container that holds my palette after not painting for about a week. The paints were almost all as fresh as when I put them out.

I got a tiny vial of clove oil and it seemed to be evaporating so I soaked a cotton swab end in the oil and left that on the palette. It seems to be working & I've always liked the smell!
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PostSubject: Re: Clove oil to slow oxidation   Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:30 pm

As it goes in drying order, (Keep in mind also that as the list goes up in number the slower the drying, the clearer the oil is meaning it will yellow less, and the more brittle it becomes.)
1) Linseed
2) Safflower
3) walnut
4) poppyseed

I have personally seen an artist who does lots of plein air work just put lots of oil onto his pallet and cover it with Cling Wrap. Seems to work for him.

I have been playing with the idea of a Masterson Stay Wet pallet for Acrylics. Since WSOs are water soluble like acrylics it may work. Just need to make sure to keep the sponge wet. I have seen Acryliucs stay wet for weeks almost a month using one as long as it is properly sealed. Once I get some more of their pallette paper and a new sponge I will give it a try and let everyone know how it works.
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