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Hi! I am new to oil painting and wanted to know from an expert if my process is okay.

1. I first start with a base drawing using Gamsol and paint on a gessoed canvas. Very thin.
2. I then have a recipe of 3 parts Gamsol, 1 part Linseed oil, and 1 part Stand oil. I add about a teaspoon of Liquin as well to the recipe. I use this from a dropper bottle.
3. I increase the stand oil content in the recipe with each layer.
4. I use cold wax and paint for the uppermost layer.

Is this process okay, and are there any changes i need to make in order to avoid cracking?

Thank you!
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