Oil paint ranks among the so-called great classic media. It has been used for centuries and, with its steadfast color and durability, has stood the test of time.
There are several reasons behind artists’ love for oils, the most common being versatility. They can fully opaque or have some level of transparency, depending on the amount of solvent used. Drying time is also long enough for the artist to be able to make corrections without making unintended changes.
People usually wonder what materials oil paints are made of. Oil paints are basically pigments suspended in a binder, such as linseed oil. They may also contain other ingredients, like dryers or stabilizers, depending on the manufacturer.
In terms of support, heavy papers, linen, canvas, boards and linen are all appropriate choices. Obviously, the support must have the capacity to carry its own weight, plus … Read more