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Concepts, techniques and tools used in oil painting

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Chiaroscuro is an Italian word literally meaning "light dark", most usually used to describe a painting created with strong contrasts, such as Caravaggio.

Domain: Arts & crafts; Category: Oil painting

Fugitive pigment is a phrase used to describe a pigment's impermanence and tendency to fade or change colour under the influence of natural effects such as sunlight, heat, water, etc. Reynolds ...

Domain: Arts & crafts; Category: Oil painting

A glass muller is needed when grinding paint by hand and to coat the dry pigment in medium. The base of the muller has been sandblasted to form a slight roughness and is usually slightly curved. The ...

Domain: Arts & crafts; Category: Oil painting

The term used for a thin, transparent layer of paint. Glazes are used on top of one another to build up depth and modify colors in a painting. A glaze must be completely dry before another is applied ...

Domain: Arts & crafts; Category: Oil painting

HUe is the labelling on a paint tube that denotes a combination of less expensive pigments that closely imitates the mass tone of a more expensive pigment, not to be confused with Hue when describing ...

Domain: Arts & crafts; Category: Oil painting

Impasto is the texture created in a paint surface by the movement of the brush. Impasto usually implies thick, heavy brushwork, but the term also refers to the crisp, delicate textures found in ...

Domain: Arts & crafts; Category: Oil painting

Mahl stick is a wooden stick used to lean on when painting fine details. It has a long handle with a pad at one end, you rest this end on a dry area of the canvas to help steady your painting arm ...

Domain: Arts & crafts; Category: Oil painting

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