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Artists Toolbox: Oilpainting EquipmentOilpainting EquipmentArtists Toolbox: Oilpainting Equipment by *ConnyDuck
In the history of art you will hardly find another technique that has a better reputation than oil painting. It is an extremely versatile technique, the luminosity of the color is unmatched and it is proven and tested through centuries.
For more reasons why oil paints are awesome, read this excellent article by ^jane-beata:
9 reasons to adore OIL PAINT
This article is intended for beginners (although I hope some experienced artists can learn something too) and will introduce the tools required for oil painting
All pictures my own, click to enlarge.
Oil paints have a viscous consistency and are usually packaged into tubes. The pigment is suspended in a drying oil, usually linseed oil. Oil paints do not dry by evaporation like water color or acrylic color, but by oxidation of the oil. Due to this, they take a
Painting Using the Fractal GradientPainting using oil is no easy task.Painting Using the Fractal Gradient by =PrimalExpression
The time involved often spans over days, weeks, months, sometimes even years.
The mediums involved are often far and few between in the way of texture, consistency, and overall chemical makeup.
When I was still under the guidance of my mentor William Vanya, he always used to tell me; it all comes down to fractals, Chris.
Now that I've had the time to analyze his methods I think that I have come to a realization about what he was telling me in regards to this new painting style.
Imagine, if you will, that you and everything that you experience is contained within a shakra. Now, for us to experience our inward sense of space/time (especially the way it relates to hand-eye coordination) can be viewed as a consistent pattern. This pattern is something like a continuum, or an elongated fractal column, stretching out again and again in infinite different pathways. This would be much like a metal rod juiced up with 10000 volts of electrical charge, each tim
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