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How to Buy and Use Oil Paints

Jul 29, 2008
Oil paints are the popular type of paints that are widely used by the artists and there are some specific techniques related to the mixing and making of oil paints. So before learning the oil painting method you need to know about the right way to buy the oil paints and use them.

Generally the oil paints take a longer time to dry if compared to the other paints. It can take them around a few weeks to dry and this gives the artist a fair chance to work on the paintings for quite a number of times and lets him correct the flaws if there are any.

The oil paints blend pretty well with the rest of the colors and this is the reason why the shades can be given perfectly on an oil painting. They add a natural shine to the paintings, which make them look better than the other colors.

If you are looking forward to paint a portrait then the oil paints can be the best medium as they share a common translucency of surface with the skin tone of a human being. Initially the oil paints used to need a carrier, which could be oils like the sunflower or linseed oil.

But now-a-days they have invented acrylic paints that add better texture to the paintings made with oil paints. The oil paints do not dry in the method of evaporation of water like the watercolors and other types of paints.

Instead they carry out a chemical reaction to dry and this takes a longer time. So you need to follow this procedure stepwise to make the painting perfect.

How to Buy the Right Oil Paints

There are various types of oil paints that are available in different stores who deal in paints and colors. The price differs, as the oil paints are of different quality. Some of the oil paints are too thin and some are thicker. You need to understand what kind of a texture you are looking forward to.

According to that you can select the type of paint. Then the colors are other important factor that should be considered while buying the oil paints. Now if you are planning to buy some oil paints then there are other indispensable items that you have to buy, as you cannot use the paints without all the materials.

The carrier, which can be either oil or acrylic, paints that you need to use as the base of the painting and this will enhance the color and texture of the painting. There are various good companies who sell acrylic paints in variety of thick and thin concentration.

Then there is brushes required which are specially manufactured to make the oil paintings. Stiff brushes are just perfect for the purpose.
About the Author
April Kerr owns website Artist Paint Supplies which has details of where to buy Liquitex acrylic soft body paint and Winsor and Newton watercolor paints .
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