I'm Cassidy, a 13-year-old who has been painting with oils for around 8 months now???
Usually, I go with my instincts rather than specific techniques when it comes to painting but this time I face a terrible problem!
A few months I stumbled across a canvas that I had made an acrylic painting of and decided to do a thin wash of Liquid white and blue oil paint to cover
the acrylic painting underneath so that I can could use the canvas again sometime. Fast forward a couple of months and I decide to use the canvas to create
an oil painting.
Once I had finished the painting, it looked pretty good to me and I was really proud. However the following day the painting had begun to crack quite badly in a few areas,
I was distressed and decided to act on impulse, so I re-painted the cracked areas and then proceeded to cover the whole canvas with Windsor and Newton Spray on Matte varnish. Unfortunately, this did not solve the problem and the painting has continued to crack!
(PS. The first picture is the painting before the cracking began, the second picture is the cracking after the varnish was applied.)
Now I'm desperate for help! If anyone can tell me what I can do about this! Thank you very much in advance and I hope you have a great day!