Thinners, thickeners, oils and other mediums open up all sorts of artistic opportunities. This month I’ve been focusing on using mineral spirits as a thinner in my dog paintings and portraits, working wet-on wet.
In the video below, you can really see how colours move with the solvent. There’s a really fun element of unpredictability that thinners add to oil paintings, especially when they get drippy. Just make sure you’re working in a well-ventilated space if you work with Mineral Spirits or Turpentine.