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Oil painting

The art or practice of painting using oil-based paint.

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pigment

Arts & crafts; Oil painting

Pigment is the substance or powder that makes up the color of a paint. Pigments are either organic (carbon based) or inorganic (mineral based).

refined linseed oil

Arts & crafts; Oil painting

Refined Linseed Oil is made from the seeds of the flax plant. It adds gloss and transparency to paints and is available in several forms. It dries very thoroughly, making it ideal for underpainting ...

turpentine

Arts & crafts; Oil painting

Turpentine (spirits) is the traditional solvent or thinner for a drying oil (such as Linseed oil) distilled from the resin from certain trees, e.g the European larch, white fir, and American longleaf ...

varnish

Arts & crafts; Oil painting

Varnish is a final layer that can be applied over a finished painting. A varnish protects a painting from environmental dirt and dust and is removable for cleaning and conservation purposes.

alkyd paints

Arts & crafts; Oil painting

These paints are commonly known as fast drying oil colour and can be handy if you work quick, or have a tight deadline for a client.

binder

Arts & crafts; Oil painting

The substance mixed with the dry pigment which holds together (binds) the pigment colour and helps the paint to stick to the support.

brushwork

Arts & crafts; Oil painting

This describes the characteristic way that each artists paints. It is like your personal signature to your painting.

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