Why you should Stop Using Linseed Oil for Painting and Transition to Walnut Oil | David Molesky
David Molesky is a figurative painter who stopped using linseed oil to avoid the toxicity of solvents. He lays the case for walnut oil as a viable — and perhaps even better — alternative.
👉TUNE IN: 28th of July at 2pm Eastern Time, David will do a live demonstration of the walnut oil technique via School of Apelles on Telegram for all our members there.
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Topics discussed in this episode:
- The advantages of painting with Walnut oil
- How to paint “fat over lean” without turpentine
- Using chalk in the different layers of paint
- Using a palette (range of colors) that is more lean in itself
- Painting wet-in-wet without turpentine
- The problems of different varnishes and how people varnish
- How to varnish properly
- Defatting your canvas if it has been standing for a while
- How to size your canvas properly
Filmed and edited by Bork S. Nerdrum
The centerpiece was a “Man in the Forrest” (2007) by David Molesky.
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