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Griffin Alkyd Fast Drying Oils

I went to an oil painting demo a couple of weeks back at Lovely’s gallery in Margate. The demo was Anthony Giles who paints wonderful seascapes and sunsets of a Turneresque type. He was using these fast drying oils which I’ve never tried before. I bought some, determined to try to speed up the drying time of painting in oils. They really work!

For certain types of painting, they are ideal but I wouldn’t be able to use them all the time, occasionally I like to continue mixing colours on the canvas for a very long time but these are dry by the next day almost.

Heres a rough copy of the painting Anthony did in the demo, it’s obviously not up to the same standard but it opens the door for me to explore this type of subject, for that I am thankful.

3 thoughts on “Griffin Alkyd Fast Drying Oils

  1. Anthony Giles I missed the start of the demo so I wasn’t sure how you prepared your board etc.

    1. Always three coats of acrylic gesso and then a grey turpsy wash before I start painting.

  2. Great painting dude . The paints serve a purpose for en plein air studies and competitive events as they can be framed up at the end of the day. I still love traditional oils.
    Thank you for the kind words

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