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Taking Sheen Out Of Oils?

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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: Sunny Florida
Taking Sheen Out Of Oils?
Posted by renarts on Sunday, June 8, 2003 10:34 AM
Hey guys,

Painted a figure using oils. In the past I've usually used oils for the face and hands, and acrylic for the clothing. But this time I tried it on the clothing of the figure.

I first painted the base colors of each segment with acrylic and then used the oils for the highlights and shadows. The tonal depth and the blending qualities of oils are wonderful but while a sheen can work for skin, I am not too thrilled with it on the clothes.
Anyone know of a way to matte the sheen of the oil paint?

Thanks,
Mike
Mike "Imagination is the dye that colors our lives" Marcus Aurellius A good friend will come and bail you out of jail...but, a true friend will be sitting next to you saying, "Damn...that was fun!"
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  • From: United Kingdom / Belgium
Posted by djmodels1999 on Monday, June 9, 2003 2:25 AM
Time will do that. Be patient. Matte coating it would, I think, destroy part of this wonderful effect oils give to a painted surface. But you could try it. Just wait several days to make sure the oils are properly cured!
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, June 10, 2003 8:01 PM
you might try a matting agent the winsor and newton brand is pretty good ..or you can try leaving your figure under a light bulb .this helps matte the shine in oils as well
try and use a low wattage like 40-60 watts...or you will dry out the paint and it will crack..a couple of days under a bulb is usually sufficient...
REGARDS.......
  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: Sunny Florida
Posted by renarts on Tuesday, June 10, 2003 11:23 PM
Thanks guys. I think I'll paint some tesp pieces up and try some experiments using both methods.

Mike
Mike "Imagination is the dye that colors our lives" Marcus Aurellius A good friend will come and bail you out of jail...but, a true friend will be sitting next to you saying, "Damn...that was fun!"
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    February 2003
  • From: New Zealand
Posted by nzgunnie on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 1:17 AM
I would leave the figure for a couple of weeks at least, some oils can take months to cure fully. Then airbrush a light coat of matt varnish, I like Humbrol matt.

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