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1301 - Two of a Kind, Part 1 of 4

1301 - Two of a Kind, Part 1 of 4
This is the beginning video of a series Jerry Yarnell has prepared for water miscible oils by painting on a 12 x 16 canvas board.  In this collection Jerry offers all the tips/tricks and special knowledge for all of his students that enjoy oil painting.  In each episode Jerry elaborates how to use water miscible oils, the difference between traditional oils and water miscible oils.  He answers the controversial questions of painting and mixing with such a delightful medium. In this episode Jerry concentrates on the proper painting of the background.

Length:00:27:43
Date Released On: 8/1/2014
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner
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Hi! welcome back to another session of Paint This with Jerry Yarnell right here at the Yarnell School Fine Art and I am so happy that you could join me for this session and as promised we're going to start a brand new painting. But not only we're going to start a brand new painting we are going to use a different medium today. Now, we've been receiving so much information here. Cards, letters and phone calls from around the world about oil painting techniques, makes over the last few years and yes I've done a few shows ... structural things on that. But I've never done really done comprehensive breakdown on how you use are oil. Specially when I wanna talk about today and so I hope for those you have been watching this answers a lot of those questions in the mystery how to use this particular type of oil will finally be solved so let's get to it will get a lot of work to do we have a lot of fun with this painting is gonna be called to Two of a Kind. I'll explain it to you in a minute we're gonna be working folks with what's called the water miscible oils. The reason we're bringing this up is because the water miscible oils have only been out for well maybe twenty five years. I remember when I first were working with them they're just relatively new Everybody was a little leery of anything that comes new into the art world. is very very ... you might say Aritists pushed back because it has to be tried & tested to become quote through an archival collection which means museum quality and I'm not so sure the water miscible oils ever got that rating until just recently because now people are finding out that there are not any different than regular oils that's what I want to share with you guys is that a lot of times people asked will what's different between water miscible oil and our traditional oil. There is none. The differences up that they have just scientifically somehow through chemical breakdown of the linseed, altered it so do you can use water with that if you choose to rather than linseed or or traditional mediums. So let me explain how this works because when you see or hear the word water, we almost instantly associate that with our acrylic paintings or water colours the dry instantly. Water miscible oils, folks, and this is important, do not dry any faster than regular traditional oils. They have the same color scheme. They're the same pigmentation its only the linseed oil has been somehow chemically modified. Don't ask me how. I know nothing about it other than that what they told me. That was a linseed oil and what you can do now instead of using turpentine or even linseed so if you don't want to you can use water to thin your paints. Use water to clean your brushes use soap and water to finish up with. ... but I don't do that. Let me explain this to you. with water miscible oils, you can go either way. Either traditional mediums or you can use water. the reason I don't like to pull water in mines because when you mix water in your water miscible oils even though you can get 'em creamy for short time, once the water evaporates they stiffen up again. So what I always use is the linseed oil that comes with the water miscible oils. You can purchase the water miscible oils. You can also purchase water miscible linseed oil, water miscible drying solutions and other mediums different companies make. So pick the appropriate one to fit your needs. If you need a paint to dry quickly you can buy some dryers. But be sure they say water miscible. Now what I do in my work is I use traditional techniques. But I don't use water to thin. I just pour about ... let me to show you that here's my basic palette laid out as you can see. I'm using a regular grade .. this is a disposable palette. but I like it because you can just pull it off and start again. I take this linseed oil, the water miscible linseed oil. I just take a few drops and put in each of my colors all the way around pallette Then I just slightly mix 'em and they give real creamy and buttery like solution that you want. Now they're ready to work with just like regular oils. Now the thing is they don't dry any faster or necessarily any slower than regular oils. So don't.. I just wanna settle the misnomer, the frustration, and the confusion or mystery. They are just like regular oil, folks. It's just they've done something chemically that makes it work differently. So you can use water if you want to. Just a lot of people panic when they use water and they say why other two stippled and they quit using water. All they use the water to do this. Alright. Let's say for example you're down here and you're working with some color. I'm just gonna make a quick little scenario here. now in traditional oil, if you got white on your brush and you mix in some colors and you need to change color, you gotta go to turpentine, gotta go to some solvents, you gotta clean it out and get started again. That's what you do. You got the odors and you got the chemical mess. You got the smells, of course sometimes are dangerous. So, what I do now, instead of using turpentine I just wipe the excess paint out. I go to my water container over here I rinse it out. See the color? How it's coming out just like with acrylic or watercolor go across, work it out wipe that out. Voila! your brushes clean again! It's ready to go. The beauty of these paints is that you don't have to use the more dangerous things to clean and the thin and so forth. All I use, .. I'm a purist folks when it comes to painting. I use nothing but linseed oil. Unless I'm in a hurry, I want a quick dry then to help to speed up the drying overnight to dry enough to do otherlayering things. okay.


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