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.
Canvas Size: Not Applicable
Painting Medium: Oil
Date Released On: 8/1/2014
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner
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
Now, we've been receiving so much
Cards, letters and phone calls from
around the world about oil painting techniques,
over the last few years and yes I've
done a few shows ... structural things on
But I've never done really done comprehensive
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
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
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
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
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
oils even though you can get 'em creamy for short
time, once the water evaporates
they stiffen up again. So what I always
is the linseed oil that comes with the
oils. You can purchase the water miscible oils.
You can also purchase
water miscible linseed oil, water
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
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
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
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.