Stop the Varnish Porn by Trevor Wade Thomas

Here’s a link to a great video by Trevor Thomas on why it’s a really bad idea to “pour” varnish all over your painting.

Should I brush on my varnish? What about spreading it out with a brush? Soft or stiff bristles? There are a lot of questions, and a lot of bad information when it comes to varnishing a painting. What should you use? How do I do it? How long should I wait? Not to mention that social media is flooded with what artists affectionately call “varnish porn.” Varnish porn is what you see all over YouTube and Instagram. Someone pours a puddle of varnish over the focus of their painting, they spread it around, and they varnish their painting in an incredibly attractive video. Watch this video to learn all the fundamental aspects of varnish for you to make the best choices for your work.

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