Painting with oil paints
Painting with oil paints is a special mix of oil and dry pigment, followed by applying the resulting mixture onto the canvas. As a rule, such materials used by professional artists, but also there are fans who want to try to paint with oils.
Dry pigment acts as the colorant. It consists of small particles, which can have different size, chemical properties, degree of lightfastness and intensity of color. As for binder. then usually for this is used sunflower, poppy, linseed or walnut oil.
The beginner is better to buy in the store ready oil paint. We recommend giving preference to expensive brands, since the colors of good manufacturers do not turn yellow and do not crumble after drying. You will also need to purchase sable brushes of different sizes and shapes. Another mandatory tool for working with oil paint is a palette knife, which is a cross between a knife and a trowel. Mastichin can also be used instead of a brush, strokes in this way are very large and embossed.
Stretched canvas before drawing must be primed. This is necessary in order to level the surface, filling all the smallest holes. After applying the first layer, wait until it dries, and then treat it with sandpaper. Top coat the second coat of primer. Now the canvas can be mounted on the easel.
After the primer is completely dry, you can sketch a picture. Then squeeze the paint onto the palette, clicking on the lower part of the tube. You will also need linseed oil and solvent. Linseed oil can be mixed with paints of dark colors. to be used for drawing the basics of painting. This procedure will help the paint better and faster to dry. To paint became more fluid, with a knife, add to the mixture solvent.
Now you can start painting with oil paints. They must be applied lightly. Wide strokes are best used to draw a background. Remember that it may take several days to dry the paints.
If while drawing you made any mistakes, oil paint can be wiped. using palette kneading or turpentine-soaked lint-free cloth. To apply the paint again on a clean place, it must be treated with sandpaper and moistened with a few drops of oil. It is also worth noting that if you place thin strokes on top of a drying thick layer of paint, the surface of the picture itself will be slightly deformed.
To wash the brush use a small amount of turpentine, poured into the Cup. It is desirable to clear brush from paint during the painting process. This allows the tool better preserved and last for quite a long time.
After the drawing wipe with a cloth drops of paint with a palette knife and handles of brushes. Then remove residues from the surface of the palette, the next time it was already clean. Dry the best picture in daylight and room temperature .
Finally it is worth saying that painting with oil paints is not a big deal. However, like any technique for creating patterns, it requires its own approach. and the availability of certain materials and tools. We hope that the information given was useful and will help you start mastering the work with oil paints.