Oil painting is one of the most mysterious and magical techniques that fascinates at first sight. It is not in vain that such great creators as Leonardo da Vinci, Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Dali, Michelangelo, and many others whose works and names went down in history.
Benefits of oil painting:
Oil-painted canvases look expensive because of the amount of paint, so they are more valued than others.
Oil paints have a very long drying time as being painted wet on wet, but this is their advantage. Due to this, at any time it is possible to make corrections, eliminate errors, and even demolish entire pieces of work with mastichin. Since the wet paint is easily removed with thin washes from the web and then coated.
When dried, oil paints do not change their color, remaining saturated and deep.
Methods of applying oil paint
The lessening technique involves working with thin light and dark layers, transparent paints. When two colors can be seen at once, while the paint is usually diluted with a solvent.