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Question asked 2018-02-02 16:51:49 ...
Most recent comment 2018-04-04 00:16:14
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I don't think this question has been discussed here? Can anyone suggest a good studio practice to lessen exposure to dust on drying oil paintings? (Not newly-varnished paintings, but during the painting of multiple layers of oil paint.) I've seen cloth draped over paintings in movies, but not sure if that was just for theatrical effect...and how would one keep the cloth from sticking to wet paint anyway...?
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Tilting the canvas forward (if the easel will allow it) helps a lot. Covering with a cloth will help, provided something projects out from the canvas or easel to prevent it from contacting the wet paint, and also providing that the cloth itself is not dusty or prone to releasing lint.
I always leaned the painting forward to rest the top edge
against a wall or the edge of the painting rack when in art school and in my
private studio. If it is oriented properly the surface can even receive a
little bit of indirect light to facilitate proper drying/oxidation.
As long as it did not completely inhibit air flow, it should work.
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