Philip Cullen

Oil is a challenging medium, not least because of the inordinate length of time it can take to dry but because I get it all over my clothes, forget about the brushes which go hard and become unusable, and the spirits are headache-creating. Despite all that I love the smell, qualities and thickness of oil paint. It is far more technically demanding than acrylic, yet has great possibilities for glazing, impasto and Alla Prima painting.

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