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Oil painting


Posted on Thu 20 Apr 2017

Oil painting is the process of painting with pigments that are bound with a medium of drying oil — especially in early modern Europe,linseed oil.Often an oil such as linseed was boiled with a resin such as pine resin or even frankincense; these were called 'varnishes' and were prized for their body and gloss.Other oils occasionally used include poppyseed oil,walnut oil,and safflower oil.These oils confer various properties to the oil paint,such as less yellowing or different drying times.Certain differences are also visible in the sheen of the paints depending on the oil.Painters often use different oils in the same painting depending on specific pigments and effects desired.The paints themselves also develop a particular feel depending on the medium.

Oil painting


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  • I could just pick those flowers, out of your painting they are delicately painted and vibrant,

    Posted by Rose Heard on Mon 24 Apr 10:50:58
  • Thank you, Do you like oil painting?

    Posted by Bruce on Wed 26 Apr 09:20:31