Whether you've just started painting or are a professional, chances are you've considered using oil paint. From Rembrandt to Monet, oil paint is the hallmark of the Old Masters, its slow drying time allowing artists to manipulate the medium over an extended period. In one form or another, oil paint has existed since ancient Greece, though it came into popular use during the Northern Renaissance.
There are many choices you can make when you begin to learn how to paint.
There is something intrinsically magical about a painting filled with gold details.
Whether we are angry, sad, or happy, our emotions are often reflected in our eyes. Artist Maldha Mohamed explores this range of feelings in her ongoing series of eye paintings. Rendered completely in oil, these expressive works center one or more eyes on the canvas, letting the captivating qualities of a gaze shine through. Each of Mohamed's canvases is an immersive depiction of human eyes.
At first glance, it's hard to separate Antonio Santin‘s art from reality.
Artist MaiYap explores her identity as an Asian woman in the series Reflection on Awakening.
During a routine inspection of the Cincinnati Art Museum’s cherished Paul Cézanne work titled Still Life with Bread and Eggs, chief conservator Serena Urry noticed something “odd.” What she found lying beneath the surface is a secret that has remained hidden for almost 160 years. No work is safe from time, and for this still life piece from 1865, cracking in the paint is expected.
Vibrant colors and geometric shapes converge in the abstract art of Georgy Kurasov.
With her intimate oil paintings, artist Ekaterina Popova invites us into her personal space.
South Africa-based artist Philip Barlow uses his paintings to showcase a unique view of the world. By translating figures and places into simplified shapes, he explores the relationship between color and form, as well as between people and their environment. The striking results of this approach have been compared to the bokeh effect in photography—a phenomenon in which subjects are condensed into blurs of light—and even to how people with impaired vision view the world.
Colorfully rendered and filled with select, poignant details, Ocom Adonias‘ paintings shine a light on everyday Black experiences.
Even though Queen Elizabeth II has passed, her legacy as a dutiful and graceful monarch lives on.