I have been painting in Water Soluble Oil (WSO) for a while. However I have started experimenting with Traditional Oil (TO) and it is a lot easier to use than the WSO. The TO does not fall apart when thinning with Turps/spirits. WSO tends to loose it's sticking power to the canvas if you over use the water so you have to learn to throttle it better. Also, the type of surface seems to matter less with TO (it may just be me). If you use the cheaper kind of WSO, it becomes very gummy with water. Therefore anyone new to the wet medium should stay away from WSO and use the TO for a while and then switch to WSO. The painting below was done using both WSO and TO, mixed and matched but used Gamsol as the solvent for both (no water).
(I am still learning to take a good photograph of painting. Still experimenting).
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