amysol #tb to one of my fav pics back when @uaun and i were just puppies { like 8-9 yrs ago} anniversary today thanku everyday universe🌍 3d

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amysol I miss the super smooth matte varnish I get w/ acrylic. This was my gamvar followed by cold wax buff to achieve a semi satin.. I'm thinking I'll have to accept the oil paintings will never have that uniform perfect matte surface I'm used to. i can accept it but still wanna find out if there is a way.. any oil painters out there have thoughts to share on varnishing techniques? * I'm using @gamblincolors at the moment. 4d
  •   amysol @petergronquist seems like that would result in a divinely matte surface thanks for sharing! 4d
  •   raquelcood If you painted without mediums you would end up with a matte surface. The shine of oils isn't really 'unfortunate' in that a nice, glossy surface adds quite a lot of depth and allows the the layers underneath to shine through as oil paints are translucent. Of course, that is not what you are going for but may be factors you can take into account and capitalize on in the future instead of wanting oils to be more like acrylics. That is the beauty of working in a different medium. Otherwise just work in acrylics if you want the look of acrylic 4d
  •   tracyanncat If you let it cure the appropriate amount of time you can use GOLDEN MSA varnish in matte, spray or brush on. They are removable and solvent based, so safe for oils even though it's an acrylic company. I'm surprised the cold wax isn't giving you the right result though. Next time you can also try dissolving it in the Gamvar to mattify the varnish. I've worked in an art supply store for 6 years and that's the best I got! Good luck! 4d
  •   amysol @tracyanncat oh yes, I'll try out the golden msa varnish! thanks for sharing 4d
  •   idaandersenlang Yes you should use Golden MSA Varnish like this: first give it gloss Varnish till gloss is the same for the whole image. Finisj off with one coat of matte varnish. Do not build up with many layers of matte varnish. The matting agent is acrylic dust, and too many layers on top will dull the colors underneath. 2d
  •   idaandersenlang Another traditional possibility I learned from a conservational professional is to varnish in only gloss and then: when the varnish is dry, cover it over night with a well worn cotton sheet that has been dipped and then lightly twisted in buttermilk. Then clean off the buttermilk with water. This will etch a fine matte finish into the varnish. Please make a test before putting the procedure to your finished painting. 2d
  •   becwinnel I love your smooth satin finish too. Was so happy to see it in person last year. 1d

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Nashville Amy Sol
amysol in between drying time of my larger painting, I've been working on some mini studies. I feel like I can preserve the spirit of my sketches easier with oil paint 5d
  •   amysol @koriharing if it turns out well, I may put it in my shop! I'll post about it, if I do :) thanks 5d
  •   nimasprout Wonderful expression 5d
  •   amysol thanks @nimasprout love your works so much! ! those colors 5d
  •   janrybean @amysol good to know! Thanks! I burn on wood but am getting into adding some paint to certain sections so I'm pretty new to painting on wood. 5d
  •   normanclarke @janrybean you can prime with either oil or acrylic just make sure it's compatible with wood. You can paint over acrylic with both oil or acrylic but can only paint oil over oil. 5d
  •   janrybean @normanclarke thanks! You and @amysol use varnish to finish it? Sorry for convo on your feed 4d
  •   bobrovnik.irina Good 4d
  •   ashley_mcwilliam Wow your amazing 9h

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amysol #wip today with oil paint & galkyd medium ( to increase drying time so I can work in my method w/ layers like with acrylic but slower! ) 1w

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amysol underpainting pt.2 washes of tinted gesso followed by re-drawing lines in graphite. 1w

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amysol underpaint pt. 1 with tinted gesso 1w

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amysol #wip starting a new piece tonight based of study I did a while ago.. just sketched and about to underpaint. excited to work with oils again! 1w
  •   hyunjc100 It's gorgeous 1w
  •   foxes.and.robbers Beautiful 1w
  •   alexlouisa_ Oils are lovely!! 1w
  •   amybarrera Can you tell me about the study or the background of this sketch? Of course, if you don't mind. It looks excellent so far! ! ! 1w
  •   polagram Hoot hoot 1w
  •   amysol @amybarrera it is from a drawing/study " sleepy pines" there is a pic in my feed a few months back :) 1w

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amysol Starlight 9" × 12" oil on wood panel . This piece will be in upcoming Égrégore exhibition at @yveslarochegallery in Montreal 1w

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amysol sippin on this
i'm a fernet loving fool thanks to @iadornu
1w
  •   pineconegarden Yummmm! 1w
  •   iadornu @amysol xoxo it is soooo tasty 1w
  •   rhonturn Yep, MB turned me onto this too! Once when I was out though, I got one and the bartender crushed up mint in it and it was disgusting. Warning! 1w
  •   amysol @rhonturn thanks for the warning, I won't be doing that ;-p 1w
  •   creepcaptain Fernet is gross you guys. But I'm okay with other amari. Del Capo is my fav 1w
  •   leetlewolf Yes! As a former bartender, I'm a big Fernet fan. 1w

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amysol #wip peek started this little oil painting just for experiment .. feel very clumsy but loving it much more than I expected. plan to go foward with finishing this little painting & continuing to explore this medium. should note: I mainly used acrylic and water based for the last 10 yrs! 2w

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amysol O hi new pallete you've been nice to me so far.. #oilpainting 2w

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Normal Amy Sol
amysol Garden Spirit print now available at : thinkspacegallery.com/prints @thinkspace_art ~ embellished / hand painted 50 edition #thinkspacegallery #amysol 3w

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amysol luv my new ring made by my sweet pal & magic jewel maker @iadornu #iadornu #moonstone #dreamy #moonlover 3w

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amysol enjoyed taking my time hand embellishing each print of "Garden Spirit" which will be avail via: @thinkspace_art gallery this coming Tuesday at 10am pst! url: thinkspacegallery.com/prints 4w

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amysol fun day! got to watch my sweet gal pal @andreahathcock tattoo my work on her client the painting is "Retune My Heart" I made about 5 yrs ago. Andrea did an awesome job!! got the faces perfect. can't wait to see it finished 4w
  •   rose___hips That's so perfect 4w
  •   lucylululu @amysol i wish I can tattoo ur art too. :) 4w
  •   jacquelyn_lee_ Love this! 4w
  •   lea_yolanda All of you are very lucky ladies!!! 4w
  •   yamumay So delicate 4w
  •   i_isa90s Now that's a beautiful tattoo 4w
  •   iadornu Oooooooh that is so beautiful! 3w
  •   bylilyflores Amy! I didn't realize it was you last night at Andreas going away gathering! I wish i properly met you, I love your artwork Lady! 3w

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amysol last travel pic.. so glad I didn't sleep thru Idaho. It rained, hailed, and shined again. didn't have my camera on me for the white horses & rainbows but u can imagine bye bye beautiful roads see you again soon 4w
  •   masao626_ So perfect, Amy 4w
  •   iadornu Beautiful!!! 4w
  •   stonecottagewitch Amazing! 4w
  •   mrsglitteriffic Idaho is very pretty! I was shocked when we drove thru it. I assumed it was flat and potato-ey. :) And all the wild sage smelled so good! 4w
  •   shaddayah Without reading I had a feeling that was Idaho..from watching Shaytards I guess lol. :) absolutely love ur work. 4w
  •   jessica_rbt Stormy skies @dubskater 4w
  •   muximi All your travel captions are stunning just as your art as well you show magnificence at all time thank you 4w

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amysol wild flowers of montana .. I love the yarrow (or yarrow like ) .. not sure exactly if it is but they make me happy #roadtripcrafts 4w
  •   elfalfah Beautifulness 4w
  •   feralgarden ...wish I could tell you what it is, but I can say it's not yarrow :) 4w
  •   hedgie_c That's a pun right there. Haha! Lovely colours. ^^ 4w
  •   mohdzairuddin In.bloom 4w
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  •   kenzster I believe that's Common Tansy :) very lovely 2w

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amysol NW Montana 4w

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amysol quick study drew along the drive across WA. over the last few days I want to paint! love traveling but started missing my workspace and @uaun I brought ginger bear tho 1mon

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amysol twilight layers #snoqualmiefalls 1mon
  •   hellorathy Eep! You're just a few exits past where we live. 1mon
  •   xfortythreex We ride our bikes there...good times 1mon

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