I'm not sure what is happening and wonder if anyone else has experienced an issue with the texture turning more rough as the paint dries on your oil paintings? I have a couple of hypotheses and they are 1. I am using Viva paper towels to smear on my canvas/panels so it could be lint? 2. I am using my fingers more to blend and work areas and wonder if I am "rolling" up paint particles to cause such a weird surface. Those are the only two things I am doing differently in the past couple of months and I notice a big difference in the beading on my surface structure - it seems to get more rough as the previous layers dry. I have been using mostly Geneva oil paints which are creamy, buttery, smooth - it seems that when I paint "thin" with little paint on my brush and try to work it or blend, I am doing something odd and the texture gets more and more rough and beading as I try to blend with my finger or Viva. It is happening on fine linen as well as cheap canvas and nice panels. I will post an example of a work in progress of a copy of a
Michael Klein painting as that is the most obvious. What am I doing to cause this unsightly beading?