Oil painting of cherry tree
Beth Bathe, “Cherries,” 2019, water-mixable oil, 8 x 10 in., Private collection, Plein air

In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting and artist quote from a recent issue.

Kelly Kane’s Pick of the Week: Cherries

“Depending on how thick you paint, water-mixable oils retain their elasticity and workability for up to 48 hours. Like traditional oils, water-mixables must dry through oxidation — the absorption of oxygen through the air. Once dry, they are just like any other oil painting and should be treated as such. Like traditional oils, water-mixable oil paintings cannot be reactivated with water when dry.” — Beth Bathe, What’s Up With Water-Mixable Oils?

Read the full article in Plein Air Magazine, December/January 2021, and subscribe at https://www.outdoorpainter.com/subscribe, so you never miss an issue!

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