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  • Writer's pictureMaria Laurendi

Japan Drier

Updated: Feb 26, 2019

I was losing control of my composition when painting with oil on board.  Fellow student suggested that I use Japan Drier.  Lucky for me, Partners in Art had some in the store.  For those of you who have never used Japan Drier, it looks like and has the consistency of honey.  You use just enough to make the paint buttery but not too much that it becomes running.  And lo and behold - the oil paint dries very quickly giving me an opportunity to add multitude of layers of thin paint very quickly.  The problem is - you must get used to the limited application.  I found it very difficult to blend my colors to make undefined edges.  I also discoverred that my palette dried very quicky too so I had to add more paint.  And warning - don't let your brushes get dry.  Overall, I liked it!  And can't wait to experiment some more.
First time using Japan Drier

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