Medium mixture for each layer
Hi Delmus, I recently purchased your e-book and dvd. The dvd hasn't come in the mail yet, but on your e-book I can't find where you say what your medium mixture is beyond the umber layer. On the website you say you use an eye dropper to measure with your palette cups, but I don't see that anywhere in the e-book. I'm just wondering if you could please explain your process to me a little bit more. On the e-book it says 50% turps, 25% dammar, and 25% linseed oil for the umber layer, but that's the last time you mention a medium used.... Unless I am just missing it. Please help. If your dvd explains this, please forgive me for being impatient haha :)
Another Medium Question
Hi Delmus, I just finished watching your DVD. It didn't look like you were using a medium on the dead layers or the color layers. It looked like you were just using the paint mixtures straight from the tube after oiling out. Only on the under layers you mentioned using Turp and Liquin. Is oiling out with linseed oil sufficient enough on the upper layers? And was there a reason you didn't use a medium on those upper layers? Thanks!
I do use medium in the dead and color layers. If I have a large area to cover, I just mix some directly into the paint. Sometimes, when a small area is being worked, I will dip my brush (clean) into the medium, then mix into the paint pile before applying to the canvas. sorry if this wasn't apparent in the video. The biggest thing to remember in your medium is to keep each successive layer with more oil or liquin medium, and less turps. (fat over lean) This protects the integrity of the paint film.
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