recently on instagram i shared how i get my paintings so shiny. it's a question i hear a lot, and after sharing my shine secrets i realized how important it is to share as artists...and to continually strive to refine and tweak our process, technique and skills. well you can only share so much within an instagram post, so i thought i'd dive a little deeper to talk about the paint i use, why i use it, mediums, gesso, varnish, when to varnish, how to store your paint, etc. i enjoy painting on round cradled boards. this large floral oil painting shows my shine!