Originally Posted by Gigalot
Krylon "Quick dry" spray can help with drying time. It is made from non-toxic Calcium and Zirconium driers and propellant. It do not forms any films, just improve drying properties of oil paint. Spray it lightly on the painting surface to force drying. Fans are absolutely not effective. Direct sun light exposition can help, however.
, I've used this product and can vouch for it's drying effectiveness. It does say the paint should be touch dry before using it, though. I've ignored that recommendation on occasion but that wasn't necessarily wise.
, Welcome to WC! PLEASE NOTE: it is VERY IMPORTANT to take the warnings on the QuickDry can about the need for ventilation VERY seriously. This is strong stuff, much more dangerous than turps because it's airborne. I suggest always taking the artwork outside to spray, and before spraying, making sure you know the wind direction and adjusting so you are sure not to have any of the mist wafting back at you. Plan on leaving the piece outside for a bit, because there will be fumes coming off of it for a while. Every time I use it I worry that's it's harming me somehow. But then I know I'm a worrier and it's saved me on more than one occasion when I had to get something to an exhibit that wasn't dry enough yet.
Also be sure to use very thin coats. And be careful about adding additional coats, each one of which will make the surface more glossy; if you don't want a glossy surface, this product may not be for you.
As far as mediums are concerned, I'm only starting with WMOs myself, and can't help much except to say that I've seen it said here that sometimes crossing one WMO paint brand with a different WMO medium brand doesn't work. You might consider looking at WMO Mediums on Dick Blick's website ( https://www.dickblick.com/water-misc...diums/details/
), as they carry most of the major brands, and the details they provide may help you with finding what you need.