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Too Wet For Salt

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This entry was originally posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 

Salt works best in a dry area.

The effect of salt does not work if you try to blow dry it. It is best to let it air dry.

It also does not work as well if you leave it out in the sun.

(It will dry too quickly).

When it is humid, the salt doesn’t ever want to dry.

I discovered this while painting Driftwood Gathering.

It was winter in Victoria, BC and had been raining for days on end.

I was in the middle of painting and discovered that the salt doesn’t dry when it is humid.

I didn’t know what to do.

So I experimented.

I heated my oven on to 200° F, turned it off, then inserted my painting into the oven and left the oven door open.

(okay, so I had to leave the door open because the painting was too big otherwise)

I am happy to report that it worked!

(The finished painting is the evidence)
Sometimes a little experimentation pays off.

Leslie Lambert

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