The Conservator Method: Minimal Varnish on Your Oil Painting for Maximum Preservation
David Molesky demonstrates the proper way to varnish a painting, based on knowledge he received from a conservator.
What you need:
- Gamvar (https://www.lawrence.co.uk/gamvar.html)
- Gamsol (https://www.lawrence.co.uk/125ml-bottle-gamsol-gamblin.html)
- Gamvar Varnish brush (https://www.lawrence.co.uk/75mm-gamblin-gamvar-varnish-brush.html)
- Badger hair brush (http://www.royalbrushstore.com/p/lw15-4-4-inch-badger-softener-2-pc-handl)
- Brown paper napkins
- Ceramic plate
- Mixing jar
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In the full length video you will also learn about:
- How conservators varnish
- Gamvar – the best varnish
- How to mix retouch varnish & finish varnish
- Why Damar varnish is not good
- The glory of brown paper napkins
- Why matt varnish literally is GARBAGE
- Which brushes to use (also to emulate a matt varnish)
- Finish off with vertical strokes
- Should you not varnish on a cloudy day?
- What to do before varnishing
- How to clean your varnish brushes
- Paint so you do not need to varnish
- Rembrandt did not varnish his paintings?
Filmed and edited by Bork Nerdrum
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