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I think this works - whether oil paint on top of liquid charcoal or ink is "wise, Captain Mainwaring" or not I don't know, but see no reason why it shouldn't be. And you have to experiment - when did you apply the wax? Or rather, where - under oil paint could be asking for trouble, but again - no risk, no gain.

Thanks Robert: India ink and charcoal are fine under oil. The first (transparent) layer of oil was thinned with OMS. Next layers were oil paint mixed with cold wax medium.

It's a great image Collette, I really like it!

Really interesting how you did this - great result!

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Liquid charcoal, oil and cold wax on 20 x 30 inch birch panel. Because I liked the way my last painting looked I set about this one with the end goal being this from the outset. I worked this with liquid charcoal instead of ink. I prefer the ink even though the charcoal is easier to erase and the ink is unforgiving. Neither moved when I put a thin layer of oil paint on top. The model is from Pose Space.

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