Oil Paintings:

Oil paint is a tried and true method of creating artwork that dates back many hundreds of years. This medium suspends the pigments or dry colors (all paints use the same dry pigments mixed with different binders) in linseed oil as a binder. Oil paint does not dry, but rather emulsifies which results in a very durable surface (oil paintings are very rarely covered by glass). After the painting is complete, it is coated with a clear varnish, which acts as a protective barrier between the painting and any dirt. If the painting becomes soiled over time, this varnish layer is then carefully removed and replaced protecting the painting for generations. In appearance, oil paintings tend to be richer and more intense in color and paint application. << Back to Gallery


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