Finished this a few weeks ago and just varnished it last weekend (Happy Easter!) I’m using a Gamblin Gamvar/OMS/ Cold Wax mix. My technique is a hybrid between direct and indirect method, but I tend to finish with glazing layers (and thereby get a hard—Liquin or Neo-megilp—finish on the outer layer, or two, or three). So the final varnish is, for me, to only even the sheen and I use the Cold Wax to diminish the glossiness. This was the first work I’ve done on oil-primed l
I’m asked about my process frequently, so I’ve just begun documenting my working methods (which vary greatly, depending on the subject matter). I've detailed my process for this painting, with incremental photos here on my tumblr blog.