Sunday, April 21, 2013

Just a Little Lesson

OK... So I did something dumb. I decided to put some retouch varnish on one of my oil paintings to unify the finish. So a poured the varnish on the piece and felt it was covering really strangely. I used a brush to move it around and scrub it in. I was very surprised at how fast it was drying.

Then I looked at the can - Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!

It was paint thinner! I took a cloth but whether I gently wiped or dabbed paint came off so I quickly stopped and just let it dry. I later put the varnish on to protect what was there.

In my defense, look at these cans. I know I had the right can when I started but I set it down close to the other can and that's when it all went wrong.

...So be careful.