Oil painting

Oil painting is the process of painting with pigments with a medium of drying oil as the binder. Commonly used drying oils include linseed oil, poppy seed oil, walnut oil, and safflower oil. The choice of oil imparts a range of properties to the oil paint, such as the amount of yellowing or drying time. Certain differences, depending on the oil, are also visible in the sheen of the paints. An artist might use several different oils in the same painting depending on specific pigments and effects desired. The paints themselves also develop a particular consistency depending on the medium. The oil may be boiled with a resin, such as pine resin or frankincense, to create a varnish prized for its body and gloss.

Although oil paint was first used for Buddhist paintings by Indian and Chinese painters in western Afghanistan sometime between the fifth and tenth centuries, it did not gain popularity until the 15th century. Its practice may have migrated westward during the Middle Ages. Oil paint eventually became the principal medium used for creating artworks as its advantages became widely known. The transition began with Early Netherlandish painting in Northern Europe, and by the height of the Renaissance oil painting techniques had almost completely replaced the use of tempera paints in the majority of Europe.

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Another Look at Humanity Through Sor Sen’s Botanical Imagery 

This Day 03 Mar 2024
This is evident in the in the oil on canvas paintings, “Lifecycle,” “Entwined” and “Bloom.” For the Benue State native, those tangled branches of a tree, with their intricate dance of interconnectedness, mirror the complex and unpredictable nature of human experience....

Gozo: Our prehistoric legacy is under threat

The Malta Independent 03 Mar 2024
Over the last five years, Heritage Malta spent almost €2.8 million on recovering artefacts, with the most expensive items being a sword worth €350,860 gifted by Napoleon to one of his bravest French admirals and a full-length oil on canvas painting of Grandmaster de ......

Studio 10 features work of Geneva artist

The Grand Island Independent 29 Feb 2024
Trophy BuckOil on canvas CORTNEY ELZNIC, COURTESY ...Prairie SongOil on canvas CORTNEY ELZNIC, COURTESY. Paintings by Geneva artist Cortney Elznic, including “Lakeside Lunch” (oil on canvas), will be on display through March at the Studio 10 Art Gallery in Railside....

Art Dubai Modern to explore historical Soviet influence on Global South

The National 27 Feb 2024
“But Samuel Kakaire goes to Leningrad, he studies mosaics, goes to the Hermitage, sees icons, he’s learning how to paint with oil, learning how to restore gold leaf.” ... Another artist who was inspired by icon paintings was Chandraguptha Thenuwara ... “They were both very interested in just escaping oil on canvas as a medium,” Bonin says....

FBI informant Alexander Smirnov charged with lying about $10MILLION bribery scheme involving Bidens...

The Daily Mail 26 Feb 2024
The former FBI informant charged with lying about a $10 million-dollar bribery scheme involving President Joe Biden´s family is set to appear in a California federal court on Monday ... Special counsel David Weiss' office is pressing U.S ... 20 ... 2023 ... He had a painting of her in the entryway to their home. The painting was 4.5ft by 3 ft, oil on canvas ... ....

Mason City mixed media artist’s work is Charles City Arts Center’s March exhibit

Charles City Press 25 Feb 2024
This painting, “Isolated but not alone Series ... Ihlenfeldt’s work involves both painting and photography ... Then she paints. “I am a trained oil painter, but this process is different than traditional painting.” she said. “In traditional painting, I decide a composition first. In this, I have to ‘find’ the composition with the paint....

Neighbors of double agent Alexander Smirnoff, 46, and his girlfriend, 58, tell how he installed...

The Daily Mail 25 Feb 2024
Residents of the quiet, gated Orange County cul-de-sac knew their neighbor Alexander Smirnov lived an ‘unconventional’ life ... He is due in court in Los Angeles on Monday for a detention hearing ... 20 ... I liked him a lot, and Diana ... Pastore said ... He had a painting of her in the entryway to their home. The painting was 4.5ft by 3 ft, oil on canvas ... ....

Trash or Treasure: Ukrainian artist noted portrait painter

Detroit news 23 Feb 2024
The oil on canvas that Sophia Woloszczuk brought to DuMouchelles recently feels like summer captured in paint ...Vera was an avid collector of works by Ukrainian artists ... “They can only keep so much.” They decided to add the painting to DuMouchelles’ December auction at the last minute, where it failed to bring the price they had hoped ... Oil on canvas....

'Dutch Delivery' named Tulip Time poster winner

Holland Sentinel 23 Feb 2024
On Thursday, Feb. 22, Tulip Time announced its annual poster design winner. John Cowden’s "Dutch Delivery.". "Dutch Delivery" is a classic oil painting on canvas, featuring Holland icons like the DeZwaan Windmill and Windmill Island Gardens ... “I use the best of these photos to create works of art on canvas.”....


Commercial News 23 Feb 2024
Sarah Paulsen's 2022 oil on canvas painting "Devil's Icebox" is part of her exhibit "Making Sense" at the Swope Art Museum ... ....

Bond of family, PH culture shine in art exhibit

The Manila Times 22 Feb 2024
The exhibit entitled "Hiraya, the legacy of the Blanco family" features 23 oil paintings on canvas by the seven Blanco siblings ... Joy Blanco-Balcita, the first daughter and fourth child, has paintings that strongly resemble her father's realist style ... Painting for Gay Blanco-Causapin came as naturally as walking....

New Long Island stores: Clothing, books, beauty and more

Newsday 21 Feb 2024
Some items you'll find while exploring the shop is a coin-operated 1930s slot machine, 1960s midcentury glassware, oil on canvas paintings, a signed 8-by-10 photograph of Kobe Bryant, and a 1920s French bronze urn ... on how to paint your own canvasses and ornaments to stitch....

Greek artist paints silk scarf inspired by Chinese Spring Festival

China.dot.org 20 Feb 2024
A silk scarf painting inspired by the Chinese Spring Festival is on display at an exhibition in Athens by Greek artist Sofia Fotiadou ... The artist explained that in the painting, flowers are scattered on a green background ... Fotiadou first created the painting using oil on canvas....