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Oil painting - Creation of oil paintings

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Oil painting, the most important and widely diffused technique for the creation of paintings, used ever since ancient times, is essentially based on the process of using oil in order to mix the finely grounded pigments (mineral, animal and organic pigments) to then, more or less, dry slowly without undergoing any alterations. In oil painting the most suitable oil used for the mixture of pigments is linseed oil. The main features of oil paintings are consistent colour and elasticity making the painting last longer than with any of the other painting techniques. Because of its uniqueness painting with oil on canvas allows the artist to express his/her mood and creativity thus creating refined works of art. Another essential ingredient is painting with a pinch of passion!