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Painting Using Oil Colours

Oil Colour African Painting

African Contemporary  Watercolor, Oil And Acrylic Painting Using oil colours in a painting, consist of pigments which has been included in drying oils. The oil painted picture is coated with varnish to protect it from hostile climatic conditions, like abrasions and accumulation of dust.

 This varnish layer can be removed in a safe way by an experienced person using isopropyl alcohol or other common solvents.

The applied varnish gives the surface a uniform lustre bringing a tonal depth and intensity of colour virtually to the original levels of the artist creation when the paint was wet. There are some contemporary artists who do not favour colour intensity, Therefore they prefer a mat or lustreless, oil painting finish?

Most of the 19th-century paintings which were made in oil, they were made or rather painted in layers.

The objects and the shapes found in the painting were roughly blocked in using white shades along with grey and or neutral green etc. Oil painting was originally discovered in 2008, date to at least the 7th century AD, when unknown artists who painted the ancient cave complex in Bamiyan, Afghanistan using oil that could have been extracted from walnuts or poppies. But oil was recorded as early as the 11th century in Europe. Oil paints later emerged as basic form of painting medium in Venice in the 16th century. During the 16th century, the Venetian artist was studying the basic characteristics of the oil paint as a painting medium and by the end of the century, they had become proficient with oil painting.

During the 17th century.

There had emerging professionals in the field of oil painting technique who included Diego Velazquez who was a painter in the Venetian tradition, Rembrandt Van Rijn who was a Dutch painter and the Flemish painter Peter Paul Reubens who influenced the painters who came later in the field of an oil painting. Some of the abstract and contemporary artists in their traditional painting styles have shown a need for entirely different panting mediums which have different flow or viscosity that are not found in oil-based paints. Some will need a wider range of thickness and also thin application and the rate of drying. Some will prefer using watercolour and or acrylic based paints. On part of the water-based paints, the artist has the freedom to use transparent applications. On acrylic paints, they are more versatile and dry faster