[Picture credit: Courtesy of Eren O.]
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
What is oil painting? Oil painting uses colored pigments to create works of art. It has oil as opposed to water to help the pigments stick together. It has somewhat viscosity to allow it to easily spread across a canvas. Over time the oils dry and leaves the pigments behind. These often contain oils such as linseed oil. Depending on the type of oil there may be differences in the time to dry, as well as luster or sheen and aging of the painting. Originally they were used many centuries ago in Eastern culture but gained rapid popularity around the 15th century.
When compared to some water oil combinations versus just water based paints the latter dries very fast.
Often you can use many different tools such as brushes, knives, sponges, fingers, and rags.