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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Donald Teskey wins RCSI award for painting of River Dodder

The Irish Times 19 Jun 2024
The painting focuses closely on the summer foliage, emphasising the abstract nature of plants ... Donald Teskey has won this year’s RCSI Art Award, in association with the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) and The Irish Times, for his oil on canvas piece titled Orchestral II....

Decoding Shloka Ambani's glam looks from Anant-Radhika's pre-wedding: From starry night dress to 3d embellished gown

Hindustan Times 18 Jun 2024
Shloka Ambani recently took social media by storm with her breathtaking pictures featuring stunning looks from Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant's extravagant pre-wedding bash in Italy ... (Also read ... Anytime Anywhere ... Painted around 1889, this oil-on-canvas artwork by the post-impressionist artist is a quintessential example of expressionism ... .......
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Artwork by late Vietnamese painter auctioned for over $1 million

Vietnam News 17 Jun 2024
The oil on canvas work measures 90.5 cm by 102.5 cm and was completed by the late painter in 1930 ... Known as a master of silk painting, Chánh (1892-1984) skillfully applied this technique through the medium of oil on canvas in his artwork Les Chanteuses de Campagne....

Ahlers & Ogletree Will Hold A Modern & Contemporary Art + Design Auction, Online And ...

MENA FN 15 Jun 2024
(MENAFN - ForPressRelease) Atlanta, GA, USA, June 15, 2024 -- A rare circa 1976 Philip & Kelvin LaVerne 'Chan Li' cabinet and an oil on canvas landscape painting by K.D. Wiggins (N.M., b ... ....

Paintings By Eanger Couse And Ivan Choultse Will Headline Neue Auctions' Online-Only Halcyon Sale On ...

MENA FN 14 Jun 2024
(MENAFN - ForPressRelease) Beachwood, OH, USA, June 14, 2024 -- Original oil on canvas paintings by acclaimed artists Eanger Irving Couse (American, 1866-1936) and Ivan Federovich Choultse ... ....

Breathtaking Painting Shows Human Aging as Vantage Point Changes

Greek Reporter 13 Jun 2024
The human aging painting by the Spanish artist ... Inspired by flip images he’d seen on cards as a child, the artist was struck with the idea to mimic that effect in his oil paintings ... He uses kinetic optics, painting vertical strips of paint paste on a canvas. Once the paste has dried, he paints the two sides differently, using oil paints....

Titian masterpiece once found at London bus stop could sell for $32 million

CNN 13 Jun 2024
A twice-stolen painting by Italian Renaissance master Titian, which was once found in a plastic bag at a bus stop in London, is expected to fetch as much as $32 million at auction in July ... The oil-on-canvas work has a remarkable history ... “This is a painting, then, that has been coveted by aristocrats, archdukes and emperors alike....

King Charles portrait vandalized

Russia Today 13 Jun 2024
... and Gromit’ animations, on the glass covering the painting ... Read more Climate activists attack Monet painting (VIDEO) ... The vast oil on canvas by Jonathan Yeo, depicting the monarch in the uniform of the Welsh Guards, was unveiled in May and sparked mixed reactions....

Painting banned by the Nazis and lost for 80 years sells for �6,000,000

Metro UK 11 Jun 2024
A painting thought to have been lost or destroyed by the Nazis eight decades ago has just sold for a massive sum ... The oil on canvas painting is dated to 1911 and shows a black man and white woman dancing at a party ... ‘More than 100 years have passed since the painting was last published ... ‘Shortly after, the painting disappeared from the scene....

‘Call and Response’ exhibition to be held until June 15

The Signal 08 Jun 2024
... the two, Marcel designs clothing and has sold her pieces to celebrities, Baerg photographs hiking trails in Santa Clarita, Meadors specializes in Southwest landscape photography and Wooley paints oil on canvas, with her piece being a portrait of her grandmother, a native Yaqui....

Important works by pillars of Philippine modernism at Salcedo Auctions

Manila Bulletin 07 Jun 2024
2,” 1963 oil on canvas by Lee Aguinaldo, 32 x 31 inches, estimated at P3,500,000 to P4,500,000; this piece was acquired directly from the artist by Ron Taft after an introduction by Mark Rothko’s nephew, Ken Rabin....

King so pleased with portrait he will hang it at Buckingham Palace

The Times/The Sunday Times 07 Jun 2024
Jonathan Yeo’s vast oil-on-canvas painting depicts Charles, 75, in his Welsh Guards uniform and holding a sword while a monarch butterfly hovers over his shoulder ... Until now, that is. For the King is said to be so pleased with the painting, ... , ... , ... , ... ....

Time to enjoy art festivals in the fresh Northeast Ohio air | Gallery Glances

The Willoughby News-Herald 06 Jun 2024
Take a walk in a garden or woodland to sketch or paint ... Mary Bahan won one of the Jurors Awards at the 14th “May Show at Lakeland” for “Moon Dance,” a work of oil on canvas ... Media included embroidery, ceramics, photography, assemblage, woodworking and different styles of painting, from acrylic and pastel to oil on canvas....