I used a fair amount of walnut oil medium in the painting, which makes it very glossy. I was also painting on a canvas that I had gessoed several times in addition to the manufacturer's gesso. This makes for a hard non-absorbent surface which I am growing to like. The paint sits on the surface and retains gorgeous color in most cases. The walnut oil drys very slowly, which allows for several sessions over a couple of days of wet blending. That was helpful. I will probably continue to develop the overalls a bit, and the windows bug me so I may revisit them as well, but here is the work in progress as of today.
|Texas School Boy 1942 (work in progress) Oil on 9" x 9" canvas panel|