Misty Mountain Valley

Oil on canvas, 5″x7″

Based on some of the Chinese landscape paintings I’ve been looking at lately.

I made this entirely with Blue Ridge charcoal black oil paint, mixed with various amounts of both liquin and paint thinner. No white was used, and the light areas are where the paint was applied more thinly in a glaze over the white canvas. The fact that charcoal black, which is made from ground up charcoal, is very transparent to begin with made it very well suited for this.

9 thoughts on “Misty Mountain Valley

    1. No, I think it was dry later the same day. Liquin (from Winsor & Newton) increases the drying rate of oil paints when it’s mixed into them, along with increasing transparency and making the paint flow more fluidly. Otherwise I think it might have taken a little longer than normal to dry because this paint was made with walnut oil which is suppose to dry a little slower than linseed oil. 🙂

      1. I’ve not heard of Liquin. Shall look out for that. Would love to try oil painting again some time, though am always put off by the smell and the time it takes to dry so that would take care of at least one problem! Thanks. 🙂

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