Thin Washes in Oils
by Julia Attwood
I use oil paints like I would with watercolors by laying down a lot of washes in between. Most of the washes are thinned down with a lot of thinners so they dry quickly. I glaze them over and over until I achieve the color and the vibrancy I am after. I usually work on white canvases so the colors will really sparkle. I do use oils for opaque areas but they usually are left to be done at the last stage.