Tuesday, November 9, 2010
similarities: Liquin and Diet Coke
Crazy, eh? Diet Coke and Liquin. Let me explain. I love Liquin: it's quick drying, beautiful surface can't be beat. I love Diet Coke: the taste is delicious and refreshing. The problem- neither one is good for me and I am trying hard to end these two mini addictions. I am a daily user- a squirt of Liquin and only one Diet Coke.
As of yesterday I am trying replacements for Liquin.
Possibilities include Linseed oil with the absolute tiniest smiggen of cobalt drier. You have to be very careful because Cobalt Drier is powerful ...a drop too much your surface will crack. Liquin is an alkyd and I have heard that another way to use an alkyd is in an alkyd white. That will speed your drying. I have also been told that M Graham makes a great painting medium it too is a rapid drying alkyd medium.
So folks, what's your experience? I am serious about replacing my favorite medium. I have headaches when I use it for more than two hours. Help!
PS This is a painting on the easel....5 layers of glaze so far...more to go.
PPS. As long as we are at it, do you have a good replacement for Diet Coke?