Oiling out and varnishing

I am still struggling to paint orange. In my procrastination, I found myself cleaning paintings. Then I decided to oil-out some paintings that looked wonky. It felt great to clean up the work. I don’t have a show for a couple weeks. Hopefully, these will be dry by then. I also varnished some pieces.

I am using a matte varnish. I love the glossiness of traditional Damar varnish but it is difficult to get good pictures. The glossy finish causes problems getting the studio lighting to accurately reflect the light. I will continue to finish them with matte varnish. Mostly yo protect the paintings from dust and dirt. If any of you have a better solution please, please share.

Meanwhile, continuing on with the saffron theme I painted this English muffin with marmalade and knife.

Marmalade,  12×12, oil on panel (work in progress)

Thank you for reading.

My best,
Emily Warren


Published by Art Belongs to Everyone

The work is inspired by an engagement with play and making peace with uncertainty. I work experimentally, using a digital video to explore painting. I use sound and moving images in non-traditional ways to reverse expectations of horror and comedy. I am drawn to the whimsical nature of self-discovery. I construct repeating narratives, often depicting varying scenarios of serenity, silliness, and reflection.

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