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Oil Painting is the flow of process of painting with pigments with a medium of drying oil as the binder. Commonly used drying oils include linseed oil, poppy seed oil, walnut oil, and safflower oil. The choice of oil puts a range of properties to the oil paint, such as the amount of yellowing or drying time.  An artist might use several different oils in the same painting depending on specific pigments and effects desired. The paints it selves also develop a particular consistency depending on the medium. 


How to make oil paintings:

  • Choose your paint -the most basic collection of oil paints should include the following colors: cadmium yellow, yellow ochre, cadmium red, alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, titanium white, and mars black.
  • Choose your paintbrush- choose a few basic paintbrushes of a high quality material. You don’t need many brushes to start out, but get a few of each kind. Start with differing sizes of round, flat, and bristle brushes.
  • Create a rough sketch - you can use a hard pencil to create a light sketch of your subject and make it as a base for your oil painting.
  • Find the light source - to create a realistic painting you must have an obvious patches of light and dark you must determine the angle at which the light is coming from, and where shadows and highlights are located.
  • Choose your colors - it's more fascinating to create your own colors and mix it with the right colors , in this way you can create a stylish and unique way of painting.

 If these are complete you can create now create a masterpiece!

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