What are some of the critical aspects of oil painting?

When you start oil painting, you need to know some basics before you even start with your first brush stroke. The first thing that you need to know about is composition. This is the manner in which you put the picture together and the manner in which you put the specific objects in the picture. The reason why this is important is because this is what will define the manner in which the viewer lo...


Tools for oil painting

The reason why oil painting is so popular is because it allows you to play with the paint for a while after you have applied it on the canvas. This is not something that you can do with water colors. Most of the times, oil paints are available in tubes. It is better to buy good quality primary and secondary colors and mix your own colors rather than to buy a large quantity and shades of cheap oi...


Simple steps to start using oil paints

Oil painting is another very common form of painting that is extremely popular. The easel should be placed in such a manner that you can reach the canvas without bending or raising your toes. Make sure that you have all the things that you need including paints, easel, brushes, turpentine and rags. Unlike water colors, oil paints have a very short blending life on canvas. This means that you hav...


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