What is liquid white made out of?

All you need to do is dilute titanium white with linseed oil. Mix these together until you get a creamy consistency. Some artists choose to mix equal parts of linseed oil and Turpenoid (or turpentine) to create this homemade medium.

Liquid White is one of three Bob Ross Liquid Basecoats essential to the Bob Ross Wet-on-Wet Technique®. The Liquid White/Black/Clear can also be used to thin other colors for application over thicker paints. The idea that a thin paint will stick to a thick paint is the basis for this entire technique.

Similarly, what is Bob Ross magic white made of? The secret to Alexander’s majestic landscape paintings was an oil-based, white mixture that he called “Magic White.” He would coat each canvas with a very thin coat of this before he began a painting. “Magic White” is, essentially, white pigment in linseed oil that is mixed to the consistency of cream.

Considering this, is Gesso the same as liquid white?

Liquid white is not the same thing as gesso! Gesso has an acrylic base, so you don’t want to mix your oil paints into that. Gesso needs to be completely dry before adding any sort of oil paint or medium on top.

Do you need liquid white?

Liquid White prolongs the drying time of your oil paints and allows you to work with a wet canvas for several days. Having a wet canvas is very crucial in the wet on wet technique because a wet canvas allows you to mix and blend color on the canvas instead of mixing EVERYTHING on your palette.

Do you need liquid white for Bob Ross?

Liquid White is one of three Bob Ross Liquid Basecoats essential to the Bob Ross Wet-on-Wet Technique®. The Liquid White/Black/Clear can also be used to thin other colors for application over thicker paints. The idea that a thin paint will stick to a thick paint is the basis for this entire technique.

What can I use instead of liquid white?

Re: Alternative to Liquid White I found just applying Titanium White with a knife thinly over the canvas works. The Titanium White takes a long time to dry compared to most other pigments, but it goes against the “fat over lean” rule.

Does Bob Ross Use acrylic or oil?

In ‘The Joy of Painting’ Bob Ross uses rather thick oil paints. Please be careful not to get acrylic based paints, as these will not work for Bob’s wet-on-wet-technique.

How do you make liquid clear?

You can make a “generic version” of Liquid White by mixing up some white paint with whatever oil you use as a medium or make a “generic version” of Liquid Clear by using the oil just as it is. If you want the medium to dry faster, add some turpenoid (odorless turpentine) (Buy from Amazon) or Liquin.

Can you use linseed oil instead of liquid clear?

If only linseed oil is a tad too thick, you can use a mix of the oil and paint thinner as liquid clear.

How long does liquid white stay wet?

Simply apply a small amount of liquid white or clear to a part of the canvas ( an edge or folded over section is ideal ) and leave it for half an hour. The canvas should still be wet and able to blend colour easily.

What is black gesso?

Gesso is very similar to white acrylic paint, only thinner. It dries hard, making the surface more stiff. Gesso prepares (or “primes”) the surface for painting, making the surface slightly textured and ready to accept acrylic paint. Without gesso, the paint would soak into the weave of the canvas.

What does Bob Ross put on his canvas before painting?

Liquid White is one of three Bob Ross Liquid Basecoats essential to the Bob Ross Wet-on-Wet Technique®. These basecoats (Liquid White/Black/Clear) allow us to actually blend and mix colors right on the canvas rather than working ourselves to death on the palette.

What does Bob Ross use to clean brushes?

4 oz. Odorless Thinner makes the whole brush cleaning process a pleasure.

Can Liquid White be used with acrylic paint?

Liquid White is formulated for oil paints and will not give the same effect when working with acrylic paint. However, there are a number of slow drying acrylic mediums that you can use to mimic Liquid White. The point is that you do have options, but it is best to stick with products that are designed for acrylics.

What is gesso used for?

What is gesso? Gesso, pronounced ‘jesso’, was traditionally used to prepare or prime a surface so Oil paint would adhere to it. Gesso is the same as a primer, as in ‘pre-primed canvas’. It is made from a combination of paint pigment, chalk and binder.

How does Bob Ross Prime his canvas?

Usually when Bob Ross starts a painting, he already has covered the 18″x24″ double primed (gesso) canvas with a very thin coat of this white paint. When you use liquid white, you will almost always need to wipe off the canvas with a paper towel or a clean dry brush.