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by Maui Artist Don Jusko


Maui Artist Donald Jusko on Location

  Kaupo, Maui, Bromeliad, Oil on linen panel, 15x22

    This painting done with Liquin is in a class by itself, it's fast drying, and a complete medium. Even better is a new product called Galkyd, it's a brand name for alkyd oil pure. It doesn't require a drier. I make a medium of it by adding 75% turpentine,  It doesn't yellow as much as pure linseed oil.

I also like my own mix of 4 parts Stand Oil, 2 parts Raw Cold Pressed Linseed Oil, 2 parts Venetian Turpentine, 1 part Turpentine, 1/2 part Wax, 2% Drier.

    THE MOST PAINTERLY MEDIUM OF ALL is this, 75% Damar and 25% Beeswax paste. Dissolve the beeswax 1:1, in warm turpentine to make the paste and store it. This medium will not yellow. Add 2% drier and it will be dry in twelve hours.

If you want a gloss, use a damar varnish finishing coat. The Romans mixed this medium and pigments to make their "wax cakes" which were like our tube paints, except they could be redissolved with turpentine. This medium is a big loose paint, you can change your work in progress, great for murals.  Damar gives wax the smooth slippery stroke and allows a buildup of paint.

Oil painting using Liquin

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