An Introduction to the World of Oil Paintings

The journey of the art of oil painting is an intriguing one. Certain periods have proved to be more receptive of the art form than others. This form of painting is believed to have originated in Afghanistan. When the process was first invented, it was not used for art purposes; however, artisans quickly realized the potential that oil painting possessed. From Afghanistan, the form traveled through Europe to finally arrive in central Europe, the art capital of the world, sometime in the 15th century. There are records of European artisans using this from of painting in the 15th century. The form really came into its own during the renaissance and post renaissance periods in Europe and the English Mainland.

The term oil painting denotes the use of oil in the paintings. For one, the pigments used to paint are mixed with oil or rather the base medium is oil. The oil that is usually used is Linseed Oil. Linseed Oil is harvested from Flax seeds that are easily available. A few other oils are used in the place of Linseed Oil. These include Walnut Oil and poppy seed oil. Mixing the dry pigments in oil helps to bring out a version of the color that no other medium can. Different oils produce different gloss intensities. The sheen can therefore vary depending on the oil used to mix the pigments. The oil-pigment mixture is painted onto a canvas. Oil Paintings are strictly canvas art. Canvas Art refers to those forms that use the canvas as a base. A thinner material may not be able to sustain and retain the color and effect.

Oil painting is never done directly on a canvas. The design or scenery s first etched onto the canvas using a pencil or charcoal based drawing implement. The oil mixed pigments are then slowly colored in. The oil based pigments do not dry quickly. Therefore the process of painting has to a slow one. Sometimes to hasten the process, artists mix a quantity of turpentine into the mixture. Since turpentine dries quickly, it helps the oil paints to also dry faster. Very rarely does the artist manage to paint the entire picture in one coating. If the artist decides to use a second coating, then the mixture has to be changed.

Every subsequent layer of oil paints should have a higher content of oil. This actually helps to quicken the drying process. Given that the paints are rendered heavy by the thick oil base, drying oil paintings is a real skill and one which requires patience. The oil paints do not dry by evaporation, like other paintings, such as water color paintings. Oil paintings dry by the process of oxidation.


What Do You Look For When Selecting Art For Your Office Or Living Room?

Previously, I have taken a gander at craftsmanship, in a wide range of spots, workmanship exhibitions, shops even Ikea and once in a while I say…

What on earth is that?

However since creating craftsmanship available to be purchased, I have come see more in a picture than any time in recent memory.

Its fascinating to hear individuals remark on my specialty, individuals see diverse things, yet dependably the point is summon thought in the watcher which I earnestly expectation, is ” I truly like that. I would love to see that hanging in my Office, gathering or family room”.

How would I achieve that goal?… Sincerely? Its diligent work and good fortune. There I said it. You can work for a considerable length of time on a picture, indicate somebody your new child and they say.. “mmmm Its OK! be that as it may, I don’t care for it ” AHHHHH did they miss something? is it accurate to say that they are taking a gander at the same affectionately created masterpiece that I am? Obviously they are, however it backpedals to the first saying.. “Excellence is according to the spectator”..

So how would I offer my specialty? Well its somewhat like Email promoting. You send 10,000 individuals an email. 98% wind up in garbage, new and erased. The following half is looked over and trashed, another half is perused, viewed as and trashed, another half understands it keeps it and afterward overlooks it, half read it and looks hard, similar to what they see, however does nothing. at that point half of those left at long last follow up on their drive and purchase. What number of is that? around 3 individuals.

Presently you can’t send your specialty to 10,000 individuals, so you hang it in an exhibition or shown on a site. The reaction rate will be higher, as just those inspired by craftsmanship will try to enter, yet the drop out rate will be the same, so you need to get your specialty before many individuals, at the outset to offer anything.

You can just satisfy a portion of the general population as a rule, however as a craftsman I generally trust I please enough individuals, into needing my specialty, and enjoying it enough to put their hands in their pockets.