How To: Fix mistakes while oil painting a colored portrait

Fix mistakes while oil painting a colored portrait

Have you ever screwed up a painting before? Beyond repair? Well, it might be able to be saved after all, at least, thanks to these tips from Merrill Kazanjian.

He recently screwed up a dry brush color portrait of New York Yankee Captain Derek Jeter. He messed it up, but was able to recover it with a little creativity. This video will show you how to fix mistakes while oil painting.

What medias will this work on?

Oil paint over acrylic paint? Yes - Works flawlessly.

Acrylic paint over oil paint? No - Will peel off in time.

Color pencil over oil paint? Somewhat - Color pencil over a single layer of oil paint will work, but if you have several layers of paint layered on a surface, pressing hard with the color pencil will dig up some oil paint.

Oil paint over color pencil? Yes - Works flawlessly.

Oil Pastel over oil paint? Yes - However, oil pastels do not dry unless you add Liquin or Fixative to them. So, if you plan to add another layer of paint, be sure to mix some Liquin in or spray the Fixative on top of the pastel after you add it atop your painting.

Color pencil over oil pastel? No - The sharp point of the pencil will carve in to the soft oil pastel.

Oil paint over color pencil? Yes - Merrill's FAVORITE combination.

Illustration marker over any other media? No - It will ruin the marker.

Illustration marker under any other media? Yes - Works flawlessly.

Color pencil over acrylic paint? Somewhat - Color pencil over a single layer of oil paint will work, but if you have several layers of paint layered on a surface, pressing hard with the color pencil will dig up some of the acrylic paint.

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