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Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Oil and water can mix!

Bought some Reeves water mixable oil paints recently...I know...laws of as we know it gone to pot. But they don't smell as strong as regular oils, so I am finding them better to use(no headaches from fumes)
Prepped a small gluing on a layer of dictionary pages...
dried thoroughly and painted over a thin layer of white gesso...

selected 4 blues and scraped onto canvas in horizontal stripes...

blending into gaps to get an even coverage...

then added some titanium white for interest.

Now I thought...instead of adding layers of paint, what would happen if I tried stripping colour out with water?

I just roughed out a figure, and continued "stripping" paint back til I got to the result in the top photo.

I am going to leave it to dry out a bit, and try out how "soluble" the paint is then. A product I definitely recommend a play with...if only for the looks you get when you tell people :D
Enjoy XXX


  1. Haven't played with oils for over 30 years, but these look an interesting product. Live the effects you have achieved.
    Have a good week.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  2. Looks like you're having fun with new supplies. :) Looks great!

  3. Your light bulb moment of doing what shouldn't work is terrific ♥

  4. Looks interesting ;) Have fun experimenting
    xoxo Sioux

  5. I actually love water soluble oils. I switched when I had kids (pregnancy and all that) and I haven't gone back. Not having to use mineral spirits and things like that has been wonderful! They're my favorite to work in now (and I need to get back to them! I got stuck in Acrylic-land for some reason.)

  6. Love the effects you've achieved Gina!
    Hugs xx

  7. Fantastic, great colors and effect.

  8. Looks great!! This painting is very cool!! Thanks for the information ;o)

  9. I have just installed iStripper, and now I can watch the sexiest virtual strippers on my desktop.