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« on: June 02, 2012 08:53:08 AM »

I want to do a painting of a women surrounded with oil ( don't ask). I would be using oil paints, I was just wondering how I could make the oil around the girl look like real oil? Any suggestions would be appreciated. thanks
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2012 07:17:42 AM »

I would think that a peralescent additive would do the job for getting that 'sheen' that you see in oily water. Local auto body companies would probably be a good place to start if you are after a small quantity.
You can also get them online but be aware they are usually tinted and the really nifty ones aren't going to be cheap.
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2012 06:40:28 PM »

Thank you very much for your help, I will give it ago Grin
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2012 09:42:56 PM »

With oil paint, you might not be able to find a pearlesent additive. I would try using some damar varnish or something else with a high gloss. Try looking at photos of abalone shell for some inspiration!
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2012 06:37:11 AM »

Well the nice thing about the pearlescent additives is that they are a solid powder, so long as it will mix nicely with your binder (the oil paint) is should work fine.
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2013 05:48:40 AM »

As for me, I really don't like it when my oil paintings get shiny and they tend to do it because of the painting medium I use (I get it from the university. It's cheap.)
The more lenoil there is in your painting medium the more shiny the surface will get. The only problem with lenoil is the time it takes to dry.
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