First, A Bit of Oil You start by wiping on a very light coat of boiled linseed oil. Apply just enough to darken the wood and then wipe off any excess. When applied sparingly, the linseed oil will simply cure under the following coats of shellac and varnish. I like the way it brings out a beautiful, warm color in most woods. The change is immediate and pretty dramatic.
If you have ever wanted to try oil painting, this three-article series will take you through the entire process step-by-step, from what supplies you will need to have, to how to prepare a canvas, choose a subject and paint your first painting. In this first article, you’ll learn what type of canvas, paints, mediums and other supplies you will need to get started.
By using a solvent (50/50 turpentine and linseed oil) with oil pastels, one can achieve results similar to painting without actually using brushes and paints. Use a Q-tip or a cotton ball to blend colors.