So my wife was helping my son with an art project for school. He picked an artist that worked principally in oils (Franz Marc; dude did some cool work), so my wife bought him some oil pants so he could do some work in Marc's style. Anybody who's worked with oils probably knows where I'm going with this.
The project is due in two days and he's supposed to bring it into class for display. Obviously, it's not dry yet, and I highly doubt it's going to be in a couple more days. He didn't apply the paint super
thick, so maybe there's some shred of hope, but I'm not crossing my fingers. For reference, this is what it looks like after a little over a day's worth of drying:
Now, I have heard some people (I think it was somewhere in this forum, actually) recommend leaving the painting in a hot area (eg, inside a car) or using a blowdryer to speed-dry it. I've also heard others say that's a terrible idea because the paint will crack. I guess I'm wondering how bad the cracking would really get? This is for a six year old's class project, not for something we want to hang in a gallery somewhere, so if the cracking would be minor (or if it wouldn't occur right away), I think we're cool with that. If the paint is going to, like, fall off the canvas, then we'll have to go a different route.
Our emergency back-up plan is to take a photo and print it out and bring that to class, but that's not nearly so fun as being able to bring in the original.
So yeah - any tips would be appreciated.
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