Thanks to my friend and teacher Doug Thomas I’ve gotten some re-touch varnish. This is a great tool to bring back your color in a painting that’s has dried that you want to go back in to. Or just for the hell of it. I tried it out here on this piece and I think it looks almost like it did when I stoped painting it.
I want to encourage anyone who is following me to go check Doug @outertoon out. Without him I wouldn’t be able to paint a stick figure. A couple years ago I expressed to him I wanted to learn to paint like him and he has been the best teacher and mentor I could imagine. He is an amazing painter and maybe with peoples support he will POST MORE PAINTINGS! For real though I would not be where I am with out his guidance and I am forever grateful!
To know something is one thing, but to be able to communicate what you know to others is another thing unto itself. Here’s a shot of Jonathan while the words effortlessly pour out of him, communicating his knowledge of geometric knots and the value of sacred geometry.
WHEN TO USE RETOUCH VARNISH ?
If a painting is dry and it has "sunken in" (matte surface) and you do not want to put on a Final Varnish, then you can apply a Retouch Varnish to make the painting look fresh. A Retouch Varnish is basically a diluted Final Varnish, and it is generally not recommended to paint on top of it. For this you can use our Lavender Retouch Varnish or dilute our Lavender Damar Varnish with Lavender Spike Oil Essence.