Friday, July 25, 2008
Is it sticky? Is it more like oil than acrylic?
I have little experience with oil. Is it sticky like water base oil? I dunno. Is it more like oil than acrylic? Yes and no...yes it stays wet and brushable for for several hours if you use it somewhat thickly. I haven't tried thin yet. No, when it's dry, it looks like acrylic - kinda flat unless you paint with a gloss medium or brush on a gloss varnish after you have completed your masterpiece. Bottom line, it probably will not satisfy you oil painters. You acrylicers out there?... oh boy and hot tamales!...you can now plein air in breezy and warm weather without your paint crusting over. Now that's awfully snazzy indeed. But don't take my word for it. Go out and try Golden Open yourself. I'll be out there again with the park lawn sprinklers going on as I paint, with the gnats mosquitoes and flies, with the skunks, curious lookiloos, f--king painting umbrella, and lord knows what other distractions to continue and learn about this new product. Kinda fun!