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linnetteart



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PostSubject: Dorland's Wax Medium   Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:54 am


An Holbein tech recommended I use Dorland's Wax Medium with Duo. I'd like to know if anyone has used it with Duo and your experience with it Question
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PostSubject: Re: Dorland's Wax Medium   Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:17 pm

I had a teacher a long time ago that had us use Dorlands Wax to varnish our oil paintings. You paint the wax up and down one way, wipe it off, make a 1/4 turn and repeat. Let it dry, and it gives a fairly matte look to your painting. I've ever mixed it with my oil paint, though. You might be happy just using it as a varnish, when you're finished. I haven't it done it in a long time, since I like a slightly glossy finish. Good luck.
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PostSubject: Re: Dorland's Wax Medium   Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:38 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Dorland's Wax Medium   Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:56 pm

Hi Crystal,

Thanks for the link to Dorland's Wax. After reading this: "Never varnish a wax-oil painting." I don't think this will suit me at all. It would be nice to add it to the paints for texture. However if one did this you cannot varnish the painting to end up with a nice gloss finish. This is bummer, bummer, big time! No

What do you use to varnish your water solubles? And do you use Linseed Oil as medium? Have you used Lukas? Is it really artist grade?

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PostSubject: Re: Dorland's Wax Medium   Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:34 pm

Sorry that the Dorland's Wax didn't work out for you. I haven't varnished anything for a while, since I'm having trouble finding a place to paint for the last few years. I use M. Graham's Walnut oil for a medium, but I like fluid paints and the Walnut Oil is more fluid than Linseed Oil. I use mostly Lukas Berlin WMO's. I use them because they are more fluid and because I'm cheap and don't think what I'm doing now is good enough to sell, although I used to sell some paintings before I remarried. I haven't tried Holbein DUOs, but if I thought I was going to be selling paintings again, I would probably switch to the DUOs. Everyone says that they're the best. For just goofing around, Lukas Berlins are fine.
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PostSubject: Re: Dorland's Wax Medium   Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:32 pm

I like Duos, and REALLY like Cobra, but I use Artisans Smile
They are okay for what I am doing, and I need to be economical.

My wife and I both paint with Artisans, and varnish our paintings 1 year after we finish painting them. The Artisan Gloss Varnish (liquid) goes on with a brush, and does a good job in protecting the surface. We apply one coat in one direction (say up and down) then brush it again (say left to right), so fewer varnish strokes show, and the entire painting gets covered.

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