The oil painting continues…

One thing that I have had to come to terms with while painting in oils is the length of time it takes for them to dry. I believe that mediums such as Liquin from Winsor & Newton can be added to speed up the drying process but for the time being, I’m happy to explore with the paints in their natural state until I get a feel for them.

So for now, you might notice a delay between my painting posts. It’s not that I’m not painting, it’s just that I’m waiting for the paint to dry a little before moving the paintings for recording. Trust me, behind the scenes, I’m painting like a woman possessed such is my new-found love for this medium.

Here’s a painting that I completed the other week, it’s now touch dry so I’m able to handle it for photographing. I’m still feeling the siren call of the sea, especially the rough wild waves that get whipped up in the winter months coupled with brooding stormy skies.

Oil painting of winter seascape - Wintertide by Tori Tipton
Wintertide – Oil on birch panel – 30cm x 30cm


13 thoughts on “The oil painting continues…

    1. Thanks Charlie. Yeah, I’m finding that I’m having to dig deep into my patience reserves as they take soooo long to dry! Unfortunately there’s none of the instant gratification of watercolours 😄

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  1. Gamblin’s solvent free gel and galkyd are wonderful to use. Also their Neo Megilp. They all dry very quickly – the solvent-free gel can be 24-30 hours and the others are similar. I use them all the time. In fact, as I am preparing for an event at the beginning of February, I am using them all the time so things will be ready.

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    1. Thanks so much for the recommendations Jeremy. I’m finding oils to be a double edged sword in that the thing I like about them is the ability to blend and merge colours for some time after they’ve been applied and yet the drying time is also the thing that frustrates me! Thanks for stopping by and sharing 🙂


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