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"NUTS AND BOLTS" - Oil on canvas - (To be able to create a painting with the theme of scale)
"ORANGE FRUIT" - Oil on canvas - (To be able to paint using a palette knife)
"COMPLIMENTARY SELF PORTRAITS" - Oil on canvas - (To be able to paint a self-portrait using repetition and colors that pop)
"BLACK SAMSON" - Oil on glass - (To be able to paint a biblical figure on glass)
"ROSE GARDEN BEE" - Oil on canvas - (To be able to paint an oil painting of a natural scene)
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Oil Paintings

Oil painting is the process of painting with pigments with a medium of drying oil as the binder. Commonly used drying oils include linseed oil. What initially made oil painting art so appealing was the brightness and richness of its colors. What has allowed it to stand the test of time is its adaptability to an artist’s whims and requirements. For instance, Renaissance oil painting artists tended to use oil paints in layers, working fat over lean (which means adding more oil to the pigment as you go through each successive layer to allow for proper drying or curing so the final surface of the painting won’t crack) and dark to light. This is usually called indirect painting and allows an artist to build up the painting surface from toned underpainting to finishing glazes.

Jahkori Dopwell Hall
Young Illustrator Sarasota, FL