Alkyd resin based oil paint can be used with oil mediums and mixed with traditional oil paints.  The advantage to alkyds is they tend to dry to the touch in 18-24 hours and can usually be varnished in 30 days.  This faster drying paint is perfect for layering, and wonderful for underpainting.  The colors stay workable for 4-8 hours and dry at the same rate, making it wonderful for impasto and glazing.



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