new to oils....HELP
I have painted with Acrylics for about 18 years now, and just recently bought the Georgian Oil starter kit to give it a shot.
My question is, how long does it take an oil painting to dry completely? I live on the Gulf Coast where it is very humid. I started a small "practice" painting last week, and of course it is still somewhat wet. My worry is that if this thin ammount of paint still isn't dry, how long will it take to cure after much more paint has been added to the canvas? Also, does it need to completely cure before adding a varnish, and is a varnish necessary?