Bear Season, special commission, oil on panel 10x10”
Photo 1: Life is good. Your paint is fresh. Everything is shiny.
Photo 2: A week goes by, reality sets in, and your darks sink. The surface is a combination of matte and gloss and it is lacking luster
Video: Don’t do it like this (see directions below on proper varnish technique) Varnish restoring the surface sheen, bringing back those darks and saturating the colors! Magic!
It’s really the easiest way to make your painting look better.
Aliza and Her Monsters