Oil Painting techniques
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Many artists use some of the most famous techniques in painting such us:
An air brush is a tool used to spray a mixture of oil colors and turpentine. When a painting brush is used, it creates a very smooth color transitions. Many artists use it in their painting and to give a more realistic tone in their paintings. This technique is also used by many street performers and is considered very modern.
Some artists, especially contemporary artists use their fingers (and sometimes other parts of their bodies) in their painting.
This technique allows the artist to work more freely and expressively. Direct contact with the paint and the canvas is often used by artists to give any inspiration they have during the painting output.
A palette knife is a special knife used practically by every painter. The real purpose is to separate and mix colors in the palette however many artists use it to paint as well. As a painting tool, palette knife creates more expressive and rough lines compared with the brush. The palette knife can also be used for cutting of paint, thereby creating clear and sharp lines in painting.
In this technique, the artist gives his first layer of painting a certain thickness, adding consecutively many layers of paint. When the painting becomes thick enough, the artist carves with the palette knife and creates various shapes and textures thus highlighting the Undertones.
Each color layer takes 10-15 days to dry so it takes a long time to complete a painting with this technique.
In this technique the oil color spreads unevenly on the canvas by using a soft brush. This technique gives the painting a unique and beautiful texture and gives it more volume.
Using a sponge in the process of painting or when the painting is completed, a delicate and beautiful texture that highlights the colors is created. A sponge is also often used to give the painting a matte finish.
These are some of the techniques painters use to create their art. You can learn more about the artists by clicking here.