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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Bianca Gonzalez ‘feels surreal’ on JC Intal’s artwork displayed at museum

The Philadelphia Inquirer 09 Aug 2022
8. A nameplate next to the piece indicated that the artwork is an oil painting on canvas on a sculptural frame ... ....

This Afghan artist in hiding painted a portrait of Gig Harbor. He wants to teach locally

The Spokesman-Review 09 Aug 2022
“I can no longer have a painting exhibition, nor teach painting to girls and women,” Abdul said ... Abdul was born into painting and the love of art was rooted in his family ... I spent the preliminary stages of pencil drawing professionally and then I started painting oil on canvas in the styles of realism and impressionism,” Abdul said....

Summer’s grass stains

The Daily Californian 09 Aug 2022
After winding through the portrait gallery and Medieval art, the museum opens into a honey-mustard room dedicated to flower paintings ... All flower paintings carry ideas of impermanence, the transience of life and riches ... Turning back to the painting, I caught the silliage of Neutrogena sunscreen. In this garden of oil on canvas, nothing was fresh....

L.A. artists offer personal lens on Asian American diaspora in new ‘Off Kilter’ show

The Los Angeles Times 09 Aug 2022
Low’s often amusing drawings, paintings and prints explore social issues through personal experiences ... In drawings and paintings, Low imagines her mother as a gangster from a Jackie Chan film, or a leprechaun running around and hoarding a pile of toilet paper ... Oil, acrylic, wax medium, fabric on canvas....

Ocean City gets artsy for the 59th annual Boardwalk Art Show

Atlantic City 07 Aug 2022
She mixes her pigments on her palette to achieve the color she wants and applies them to canvas with a single layer, unlike other oil painters who create their art with multiple layers of paint. This year, her oil painting “Sunhat & Sunglasses” won the Arlene Fisher Best of Show award, which came with a $500 cash prize....

Many of the works in “Chrome Dreams and Infinite Reflections: American Photorealism” exhibition on display ...

News & Record 03 Aug 2022
Oil on canvas ... The painting is part of “Chrome Dreams and Infinite Reflections ... “Beginning in the 1960s, a small group of artists began examining their world through photographs and then creating paintings and prints that mimic those photographs with extraordinary precision,” Reynolda said ... Oil on canvas ... Oil and acrylic on canvas ... Oil on canvas....

Carried interest: Brad Gates' work in Pointillism featured at Edgewood Cottage through Aug. 7

Watauga Democrat 03 Aug 2022
For Blowing Rock resident Brad Gates, painting is that way ... “I start painting a piece and my mind just goes into a zone ... I turn some music on and just get lost in my painting ... I will do various colors, even 50 different colors in each of my paintings and they are all just dots on my canvas of paper ... Oils don’t dry very fast....

Alison Van Pelt’s paintings inspire emotion, reflection, conversation

Aspen Times 01 Aug 2022
After drawing and painting a classical portrait, she blurs and rebuilds the image with oil on canvas, adding and disintegrating paint until she reaches her desired effect ... “Her blurred-oil-on-canvas paintings encourage the viewer to think deeply, which allows each person to find their own interpretation of every piece of artwork....

Caldbeck Gallery opens four next exhibits on First Friday

Bangor Daily News 01 Aug 2022
In her exhibit, titled “Overlap,” Kayla Mohammadi will show new paintings in acrylic on canvas, as well as oil on panel ... Art historian Vittorio Colaizzi writes of Mohammadi’s work, “She paints the complex cultural inheritance of painting, to which the west is becoming ever more mindful, as well as the medium’s embedded desire for raw experience....

With Gamut of Emotions, a Trio Returns to Limelight

This Day 31 Jul 2022
Hence, he dedicated one of the paintings, titled “Echo,” to her memory ... This is a feature that gleams through the oil on canvas paintings like “Expression” I and II, “In the Garden” I and II, “Shadow People” I and II, and even the unseemly depiction of the lady in “Nude.”....

What lies beneath: Working 9 to 5 offers little appeal for Sheila Rennick

Irish Independent 31 Jul 2022
“I enjoy squeezing the tube, handling the thick oil paint, moving it around the canvas.”Do dead white male painters weigh upon her? “I like to think of male dead painters like Francis Bacon and Martin Kippenberger as floating around somewhere, ......

Terence Netter's Transformative Life and Art

The East Hampton Star 28 Jul 2022
Netter asked Krasner about a "Night Journey" painting she had displayed on a wall, Helen Harrison, the study center's director, said recently ... Harrison said, in which he would lay a canvas flat and cover it all over with oil paint thinned with turpentine, then blot it with newsprint....

DHFL scam: FN Souza, SH Raza's paintings among Rs 12 cr assets seized by CBI

The Times of India 28 Jul 2022
The has recovered paintings of ... SH Raza's 1956 oil-on-canvas painting titled 'Village' worth over Rs 3.50 crore and FN Souza's 1964-untitled oil-on-linen piece valued at Rs 2 crore were among the luxurious items worth Rs 12 crore seized by the agency, they said....

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