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Oil painting essential notions you should know before you start painting – Part 2

The beginners’ guide you can’t miss. Again.

Oil painting: What Do You Need To Start?

Oil painting technique was born when the Flemish painting technique was imported to Italy. Oil colors were prepared in the boutiques with extremely patient work. The ingredients were earth, animal, and vegetable extracts. To keep it all together there was oil: linseed, walnut, and poppy oil were mostly used. Today it is not necessary to prepare colors at home: manufacturing companies such as Maimeri, Rembrandt, and Winsor & Newton allow us to buy oil colors in bulk or sets. The first one is perfect for professional painters, who prefer a single gradation of color, the second one is mostly used by students, who need a specific range of nuances. In addition to the colors, you need the right supportsthe most used painting support is the canvas. It is typically made of linen, cotton, or polyester. In the absence of canvas, a good substitute is  paper for oil painting, a unique kind of paper featured a special barrier that absorbs mediums while allowing the paint to remain on the surface. Oil painting essential notions - ArtGuilds“…oil painting colors were prepared in the boutiques with extremely patient work…”

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