|DAY 231||ART 101|
THE MEDIUM OF THE MASTERS
Often described affectionately with words like rich and buttery, this classic painting medium is a favorite among fine artists. The paint consists of ground pigment suspended in oil, which traps light and creates a luminous effect on the canvas. The slow-drying properties of oil allow artists to create smooth blends and rework their paintings over multiple sessions. This large window for manipulating and refining a work of art can result in an impressive degree of realism.
Oil painting is notoriously messy and calls for quite a few materials. Because it’s not ...