Scott discusses the viscosity of oil as it relates to the wide variety of painting surfaces.
There are a wide variety of mediums available for oil. Scott uses:
While Gamsol can thin oil paint, the same viscosity will react differently on different canvases with different priming.
Your surface preparation will have greater impact than paint viscosity. Specifically:
Create abstract studies of a variety of colors to experiment with:
If you have other surface types available), experiment with a variety of surface preparations and paint viscosity. Note differences and which ones feel most comfortable for you/ give you the effects you are seeking.
Painting journal and other surface areas
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