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  • Oil paints are a type of slow-drying paint that consists of particles of pigment suspended in a drying oil, commonly linseed oil. 

  • The viscosity of the paint may be modified by the addition of a solvent such as turpentine or white spirit, and varnish may be added to increase the glossiness of the dried oil paint film. 

  • The addition of oil or alkyd medium can also be used to modify the viscosity and drying time of oil paint.

  • Oil paints were first used in Asia as early as the 7th century AD and can be seen in examples of Buddhist paintings in Afghanistan. They were introduced to Europe in the 12th century by the Crusaders, and quickly became the preferred medium for painting.

  • Oil paints offer a number of advantages over other types of paint. They are very opaque, but they can be thinned to varying degrees of transparency. 

  • They also have a slow drying time, so artists can rework the paint for a long period of time. 

  • Oil paints are also very durable and can last for centuries.

  • However, oil paints also have some disadvantages. 

  • They can be difficult to clean up, and they can have a strong odor. They are also flammable, so they must be handled with care.

  • Despite the disadvantages, oil paints remain a popular medium for artists. They are versatile and can be used to create a wide variety of effects. Some of the most famous paintings in the world, such as the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci and The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli, were painted in oil.

  • If you are interested in trying oil paints, there are a few things you need to know that along with these paints, you need to also have a variety of brushes suitable for oil painting like hard bristle or hog hair brushes, solvents & canvas

  • Oil paints can be applied in a variety of ways, so experiment until you find a technique that you like. 

  • You can use a brush, palette knife, or your fingers to apply the paint. You can also use a variety of techniques to create different effects, such as blending, glazing, and stippling.

  • Oil painting can be a challenging but rewarding hobby. 

  • With a little practice, you will be able to create beautiful paintings that will last for years to come.