Wednesday, January 9, 2013

How to Varnish an Oil Painting

If you're like me, varnishing an oil painting (especially one that you've spent HOURS and HOURS on), can be a frightening and worrisome proposition!  Knowing that a foggy finish, or a few misplaced varnish streaks here and there could ruin all your hard work is enough to prevent one from varnishing altogether!  Thankfully I was super relieved to come upon a product, and a technique that helps to greatly reduce and eliminate varnishing issues  - Gamblin's GamVar varnish - the key is to use very thin layers of varnish.  Watch the following video for a great demo: 

I hope this helps you be more confident with your varnishing, allowing you to produce flawless finishes!

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