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  1. ginnyntex
    March 17, 2009 @ 11:56 pm

    Your paintings are awesome. How do you make the gresaille painting? Do you use only one color?

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  2. Jeff Hayes
    March 18, 2009 @ 6:16 am

    Hi Ginny; I generally use Raw Umber & Titanium White.

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  3. ginnyntex
    March 19, 2009 @ 12:35 am

    Am I allowed another question? Do you thin the paint with Liquin or anything?

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  4. Jeff Hayes
    March 19, 2009 @ 4:44 am

    Hi Ginny; as many as you like (depending on my ability to answer, of course).

    For the underpainting, the paint is thinned with turpentine only. That’s actually important, as it allows fast drying, and thinning with mediums can affect the way subsequent layers are received onto the surface. That problem can generally be solved with an application of a retouch varnish, but I like to keep it as simple as possible.

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