Question asked 2018-08-01 14:14:07 ...
Most recent comment 2018-08-05 16:37:43
Hello MITRA folks. I can't find the reference within the forums here, but I seem to recall that someone expressed some hesitation about using water-miscible oil paints for an underpainting for further regular oil layers (for a solvent-free approach to oils). Something about "they haven't been around that long to demonstrate their long-term archivalness." That was also said about acrylics used for the same purpose, and apparently they are now proven to be reliable. Would someone comment more on the use of water-miscible oil paints for an imprimatura and/or underpainting for regular oils? Thank you so much!
Answers and Comments
I would have to say "yes"....we have some idea about the potential issues associated with some additives present in WM oil paints....but unless these paints (and by that I mean multiple brands) are thoroughly tested it is really to hard to provide any concrete "predictions" when it comes to longevity.
I think it is too early to say for sure....have you experimented with using the other mediums you mentioned for underpainting with oils?
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