05/03/2005: "Curse of the hot *spot*"
Here’s something that happens to me from time to time. I paint a large area of canvas and after I think it's dry I go back to paint over it. All is going well until I hit a spot that actually wasn’t 100% dry. It feels a bit tacky when I paint over it and it creates a small area a lot shinier than the rest of the canvas.
Now, last night I thought I found a solution to this, by adding more oil to the paint I was using to paint over the top of the entire surface. This seemed to work at first but now this morning the opposite seems to have occurred. The once shiny spot is now dull and everything else is too shiny.