My Recent Trip to Laguna Art Museum

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I spent two full days in the Laguna Beach area recently to visit with family and I was also able to visit the Irvine Museum as well as the Laguna Art Museum and do some exploring around Heisler Park in Laguna Beach.  Spending a good part of one day at the beach, I was able to explore the details of the shore and study the nuances of the ocean, waves and reflections as the day went on. My appreciation for the ocean and rocky shores grew very much on this trip as well as inspiration and ideas for future paintings.
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Varnishing Oil Paintings with Gamblin Gamvar

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In the last few days I’ve been varnishing all of the paintings I’ve done in the last one and half years since I began using oil paints. Most of the paintings are small in size, 6x8s or 5x7s but I also have some 12x16s – and just recently within the past month or two I’ve begun painting larger – 18×24, 20×20, and 24×36. But I started out only varnishing the smaller paintings because I wasn’t sure how to go about it.. and the reason is because if you search “varnishing oil paintings” online, you will come across so many different explanations and solutions and problems that you will cry and never want to ever varnish your paintings.
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