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Concepts, techniques and tools used in oil painting

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Lightfastness is the chemical stability of the pigment under long exposure to light. Artist quality paints are often rated according to the Blue Wool Scale (U.K) or American Society for Testing and ...

Domain: Arts & crafts; Category: Oil painting

Sfumato, (from Italian sfumare, "to tone down" or "to evaporate like smoke"), is the fine shading that produces soft, imperceptible transitions between colours and tones. It is used most often in ...

Domain: Arts & crafts; Category: Oil painting

Sinking in happens when the paint medium is absorbed by the underlying layer of paint, this could be due to an too absorbent or unevenly applied absorbent ground. The resulting appearance is a ...

Domain: Arts & crafts; Category: Oil painting

Varnish is a final layer that can be applied over a finished painting. A varnish protects a painting from environmental dirt and dust and is removable for cleaning and conservation purposes.

Domain: Arts & crafts; Category: Oil painting

Turpentine (spirits) is the traditional solvent or thinner for a drying oil (such as Linseed oil) distilled from the resin from certain trees, e.g the European larch, white fir, and American longleaf ...

Domain: Arts & crafts; Category: Oil painting

Sight-size ia a painting technique where the key idea is that your eye needs to be able to see both the canvas and the subject in one glance, so they both appear the same size. This makes it easier ...

Domain: Arts & crafts; Category: Oil painting

Scumble is a very thin layer of opaque or semi-opaque paint that partially hides the under-layer. Scumbling is the painting technique where a thin or broken layer of color is brushed over another so ...

Domain: Arts & crafts; Category: Oil painting

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