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Monday, May 29, 2023

Conversion of Pan Watercolors to Oil Paints/ Emulsified Linseed Oil by David S. Soriano


 I will upload details in a few days.   Emulsified linseed oil :water ( 3:1 oil :water). Lecithin added to water as emulsifier.  Warm linseed oil , with stirring, and add 2-3 g soy wax. Stir until homogeneous,  Cool to 37-40 deg c and add water with stirring. Add solution to a blneder for 3-05 minutes to yield a creamy emulsion. Add drops to the colors and blend with brush.  Swatch shown on poster board.  Dries in 15 minutes.

Keep pan set closed. Add more drops of emulsion before painting again.

Great for a class and artist experimentation at all levels!   I am using the cheapest pan set I own.  As you know, some sets are of a very high quality.

I research modified linseed oil ( drying times) , but this can be done on limited budget and space.

When Henri Matisse was recovering from an illness, his mother gave him a pan of watrercolors.  he became..... Matisse!

Artists often recall fondly starting art with these humble sets!

I will upload more infor and images as I progress!

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