Oil and water don't mix...
by Jill Booth
(Port Douglas, Australia)
...or so they say.
A while back I decided to ignore this theory and to mix oil paint with acrylic (water based) on my palette.
It was a bit gooey and strange but then, when I started to apply it, I realized that it would work for my subject, which was the ocean, a watery subject anyway.
The oil and water fought of course, with one resisting the other, actual drops of watery acrylic paint being left on the surface or making pockets inside the oil paint.
In parts the oil stuck more to the canvas, in others it was the acrylic that got there first.
Anyhow I was quite pleased with my experiment - but Flemish school or classical it isn't!