On the Turps

On the turps can mean a few things, but this time it means I’m cleaning up after being lazy around the studio. It made me think of a pet hate topic of mine, that being, when artists thin out their oil paints with mineral spirits to paint with. You’re supposed to do that with turpentine, not mineral spirits.

It’s your own painting, but do so at your peril if you mix in mineral spirits. This substance is meant for cleaning your brushes and palette, not as a painting medium.

That’s the essence of my short video rant.

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