Taking a risk is necessary

I applied a layer of varnish this morning and it was drying very slowly. So this afternoon I was impatient and I covered the painting with burnt sienna.

My idea was to simply wipe off the paint and let all the cracks remain filled, but since the varnish wasn’t quite dry, the paint stuck immediately and I thought I had a problem. I wiped and wiped and then used some linseed oil to wipe some more.

It created a sepia feel and the cracks turned out pretty cool, I think.

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