Oil Portrait Using the CSO Method  by Maurice Garson 05/18/2009 Oil Painting with’Calcite Sun Oil’:Safety and Permanence Without Hazardous Solvents, Resins,Varnishes and DriersCold Pressed Sun Thickened Linseed OilFrederic Taubes I will begin this portrait utilizing the strict traditional method of stretching and preparation of my canvas as explained here on my website. The only exception made at this step is the replacement of rabbit skin with poly vinyl acetate glue sizing. Once prepped with lead white oil base primer, the entire canvas ground is neutral toned in Ochre with a palette knife. When this segment of the project is dry (more…)