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Learn the Techniques of Oil Painting

Learning to oil paint is easy and exciting. They are much easier than etching or etching or watercolor. Once you are good at oil painting can use techniques that take painting far beyond regular standard techniques. Imagine doing special effects. But you have to start somewhere. So here are the fundamental basic painting need to knows. The different basic techniques are as follows:

Generally, to make an oil paint useable it needs to be thinned with a solvent like turpentine or sketched on the canvas with water-soluble pencils or charcoal. Some use acrylic paint. It is water-soluble you can apply the paints in layers.

Learn Glazing In Oil Paint

Glazing is a popular oil painting technique. when the painter uses a lot of the solvent in order to make the paint transparent, see-through all most. But the with the use of a lot of solvents means a longer drying time. In order to see if the painting is dry, all you must do is the”touch” test. So simple it all most makes me laugh. So you must be patient to wait a day then do the touch test if it is still sticky or tacky you much wait a few more hours. Then repeat.

Learn Impasto Oil Painting

Impasto is a technique when you put the paint on in thick using a brush or a knife. It is a simple thing that every artist must try. The results are unique and that is why it is a much-loved technique.

Learn Oil Painting with a Knife

This technique is common among adventurous artists. It is where the paint is put directly on the canvas with a knife. This is a fun thing for oil painting. Beginners can try this out subsequently. It is a wonderful way to warm up and get loose with your imagination oil painting.

Learn Ells Prima Painting

Oil painters who have less patience can try this kind of technique. In this style, you don’t do layers. And it can be done in one sitting. And you don’t have to worry about drying time.

Learn Present-day Oil Painting.

This is a direct style of an oil painting. it involves a direct application to the canvas without any prior planning or underpainting. It requires expert skill and is used primarily by skilled professional oil painters If you are interested in learning one of these more professional aspects of oil painting then study one at a time. And practice.

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Adding Fantasy to our Oil Painting.

Adding Fiction to Your  Oil Painting

If you love to fantasize or have a great immagination then canvas oil painting is the perfect medium through which you can express yourself. It is the painting form of art which has the capability to bring life to the unnatural phenomenon and Great oil painters throughout history have used this as a medium bring forth their thoughts and fictional ideas. It is great with abstract oil work. You can bring your imagination to the forefront where people who are like-minded will see what you have seen, share what is in your mind.

Adding a dash of Fantasy

Let Fantasy Surround You
Let Fantasy Surround You

By adding a dash of fantasy to your oil painting you can create masterpieces that speak your mind and the mind of others who can see what you are trying to depict.  It can be rightly said that when fantasy finds its expression in oil painting then it becomes beautiful and thoughtful beyond words. Even in early Europe, oil painting was in vogue. At that time linseed oil was used in combination with other pigments to create a dramatic effect. Oil painting can be the medium of a painter’s with wandering thoughts. When a painter gives this kind of expression to his fantasy through the means of oil painting, a masterpiece gets created. Don’t we all want to create a masterpiece?

Themes for Oil Painting:

Fantasy and fiction subjects that are not realistic. It often covers fiction, mythology, and mystic ideas.  It may be based on ancient folklore or legends. The painters of early time kept away from science fiction themes in oil painting. But, more recent painters have included the science fiction in oil painting to create dramatic effects. One way has been oceanic exploration. wandering underwater with dolphins, whales and other sea creatures make you feel like you there with them even if for only a moment stolen in time. and without having to hold your breath. Lol.

Space exploration is a favorite theme for oil painting. The sky becomes the perfect canvas for the artists where he can let his imagination go wild. With the development of larger telescopes, and cameras on satellites or space stations. We can see farther than ever before. The heavenly bodies and natural wonders like sun, moon, and the stars can all be depicted quite dramatically and artistically on the canvas using oil paints. This gives a perfect platform to the painter to use his abstract thoughts. It all looks like a dream into the night.

Greek mythology consisting of old Egyptian, African, and Bible stories have always been a pet for oil painters. Oil painting depicting Gods and Goddesses, Angels, they have always held a special place in oil painting. Not to forget, fairies, magical mermaids. They provide a beautiful platform for the oil painters to user their fantasy and do magic with their brush.

In the past, with Oil painting, it has been held at high regard in comparison to other “newer” ways to paint. I believe watercolor and acrylic pieces should have as high a value. Now with the newer oil paints than mix with water, a few of us inpatients painters who do acrylic because of the drying time will change our minds about oil painting.

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