Originally Posted by Fingers
Seriously nice painting Kevin - from learner to legend in next to no time.
I hope an epiphany moment visits me one of these days.
Was wondering if you ever got around to using that retouch varnish or similar isolation layer between coats of paint?
Whatever your technique, it's working well and the end result is quite impressive
Thank You! I feel like I can breath easier now.
I tried the retouch varnish once on a painting that was dried for two weeks but the varnish started dissolving the paint on the canvas in a few areas. After that issue I never went back to it. I do use a spray version to protect my sketch, tho.
One thing that I have done that has helped is I still have some of the Bob Ross liquid clear and I use that on top of layers that have dried for a few days. This has allowed me to blend colors smoothly but also allows me to wipe my mistakes off right away
without damaging the under painting. I use a paper towel with OMS to wipe it off. The key is to realize right away that it needs to come off so I can start over. I place a dab of liquid clear on the canvas with my finger then smear it around the area I will be working on then paper towel off as much as I can. I'm sure walnut oil or similar will work too I just happened to have liquid clear laying around.