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why do my paintings seem chalky after they dry

by sheila
(Alberta)

My paintings seem to look chalky after they dry. I am using linseed oil and a little turpenoid. I do not know whether I am not using enough oil or whether it is our extremely dry climate.

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by: Delmus

Some paints do look dry, especially the umbers. You can do a light rubbing of linseed oil to bring them back to life. Remove excess oil and buff with a cloth. Do some research on "oiling out". This will help you.
Thanks for the question, its a common issue.

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