I finished Spring during my morning session. I added a tiny little bit of sun-thickened oil to my usual medium. A small amount of this oil dramatically affects the paint. Sun-thickened oil, unlike stand oil (which I don’t like), maintains good handling qualities even when the paint is thinned to a gouache-like consistency.
Before starting, I applied a light coat of OMS seasoned with Venice turpentine (8:1). A light varnish like this dries almost instantly and prevents the new layer from sinking into the old layer.
Spring is 40″ x 48.”