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Matthew James Collins

I am an artist.

My Investigation into Megilp

Artists, especially oil painters, love to talk shop. Nothing is perhaps more controversial as the discussion of the ‘proper’ medium.  It is often seen as the ‘secret’ ingredient’ in achieving the quality of the Old Masters.  A good painter needs quality materials to express himself/herself properly.  However, no medium is an elixir for creating a good painting. The purpose of any oil painting medium is to adjust the handling properties of the paints to achieve specific effects.  It is an important element that works in unison with the proper paints,… Read more My Investigation into Megilp