The elements of faux painting aren’t difficult but there’s always room for error here and there. Keep these important tips in mind and you’re half way there.
Oil painting for beginners can be hazardous if you are not careful, so it is important to take the necessary precautions. Make sure you work in an area that has good ventilation and airflow. Wear disposable latex gloves while painting. Read all manufacturer warning labels carefully.
Your drawing board on which the paper [ground] will rest should be large enough to accommodate the size of your paper with about 5 inches plus all round. Perhaps the optimum board size is 800 x 600 x 18mm thick – white laminate faced. The extra space is used to rest the hand or to place test strips of paper cut from cheaper watercolor paper or the back of discarded spoiled work. Pin a cotton strip 4 inches wide 2 feet long to the right of the board into the edge of the worktop for quick cleaning. Also use half a hand towel for drying hands.
Let them air dry completely – Spread out the brushes on a towel so they don’t touch. If the bristles are misshapen or spread out from the cleaning process, reshape them gently before they dry out completely. Wait until they are completely dry before using them again.
Cleaning your brushes is important, so don’t be careless in this area, especially if you are working with high quality brushes. Many artists recommend turpentine for escobillas de laboratorio, but I simply cannot bring myself to use this stuff. I use a much safer brush cleaning product called “The Masters” Brush Cleaner and Preserver.
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Give your brushes a good soak – Try using a solution of water and a tablespoon of gentle shampoo. Baby shampoo, vinegar and tea tree oil are other excellent options. Remember to rinse the brushes well before cleaning them in the solution.
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