10 Things I Learnt About Oils Today

  1. A palette can be easily made by wrapping a hard backing in chicken rice paper.
  2. Oil painting is not difficult to pick up. (it’s even easier to use than color pencils, but maybe that isn’t a good comparison because color pencils are horrible to me)
  3. It is not advisable to use Poems Deep and Dangerous as a backing for your palette.
  4. Oil painting in a corner of the art room causes migraines.
  5. Oil painting is surprisingly quick and (mostly) painless.
  6. Do not attempt canvas sizes of more than 1m in height/width when painting in oils for the first time. Heck, when painting in anything for the first time.
  7. It is wise to heed the advice of your teacher when mixing paints and use a palette knife, not a brush.
  8. If your paint-cap is stuck, soften it with turpentine and pry it open with a palette knife.
  9. Oil paints are fun to play with when you have a palette knife on hand – like butter.
  10. It is really not advisable to use Poems Deep and Dangerous as a backing for your palette.
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3 thoughts on “10 Things I Learnt About Oils Today

  1. o.o I think i saw it. Didn’t notice much abt it tho…thought u were being hardworking suddenly and randomly wanted to read the book…o.o

    hope it’s still usable 😀

  2. Ohh, your Identicon is so pretty!

    It’s in the art room on the first floor that isn’t the clay room. I forgot what it was called. Umm, the one that’s on the same side as the creepy skeleton statue. Near the back, at the table/ledge/drawer thing. Palette with lots of brown, green and orangey-yellow. It’s probably dried by now though.

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