Reasons to Convert Photos Into Oil Paintings
Oil paint ranks among the so-called great classic media. Its popularity can be traced to centuries back, standing the test of time with its steadfast color and overall durability.
Oils are particularly well-loved by artists for a variety of reasons, the most common of which is versatility. They can be totally opaque or transparent in varying levels with the application of solvents. It also takes a while before the paint dries, so the artist has enough time to make corrections as needed without causing unwanted changes.
One question many people have about oil paints is, what are they are made of? Oil paints are basically suspensions, with pigments held together by a binder, such as linseed oil. Depending on the manufacturer, other substances like stabilizers or dryers may also be added in the mix.
When it comes to support, linen, boards, heavy papers and canvas all make good options. The support should of course be able to carry its own weight, including the weight of the paint. The support also needs to be prepared correctly for the paint to adhere. The oil paint should be separated from its support through a tooth and …