I'm in a position of needing a recently completed painting to dry faster than usual under normal conditions for a coming exhibition, so I've been placing a heater in my studio overnight in an attempt to speed up the drying time. The temperature in the room gets to around 95F overnight. It's clearly helping the drying process, but my question is --
Is there any chance of doing any harm to the oil paint by exposing it to hotter than normal temperatures? To be clear, the heater is on the opposite side of the 12' x 13' room, therefore the heat source is well distanced from the painting itself.
I've done some minimal research and the only thing I find in terms of potential harmfulness is when the proximity of the heat source is too close to the painting, but thought I'd check in here for any advice.
Thanks for any thoughts/advice.