The oil painting is made of powder colors, called pigments. Pigment is mixed with a vegetable oil. The mixture of pigment and gives a thick oil ointment colorant. The oil painting has a consistency like "butter" which is applied to the canvas, brush, knife. This painting is creamy and moist longer.The stroke responsible for oil paint is deposited on the substrate selected. This key is worked according to the will of the artist:
- The color is spread.
- The key is flattened, smoothed.
- A new key of the same color is added to increase the relief.
- Another color is filed, juxtaposed or superimposed on the previous one.
- The color deposited may also be scraped and / or replaced by a new color.
When the painter uses material from the tube, the touch of paint is thick and the color hardens over several months until completely dry.
The colors also blend well together on the pallet. To make the paint transparent, fluid, painter few drops of turpentine or vegetable oil. He filed several layers of paint to create effects.
Turpentine dilutes the color and can make the glaze cheeses layers. Turpentine and white spirit are also products that are used to clean equipment. The oil gives a soft spreadable consistency.
The painter touches the table, the keys will change as the paint is not hard and dry. Linseed oil and turpentine used to change the consistency of the paint out of the tube. The first highly diluted with turpentine and thin layers are called the latter are called fat with more linseed oil.