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Fascinating Facts on Oil Paintings:
- Oil paints are pigments ground and mixed into a medium
- Painters use cold wax, resins, and varnishes to vary
translucency, sheen density and the ability of the paint to
hold or conceal their brushstroke. These variables are
closely related to the expressive capacity of oil paint.
- As a painting gets additional layers, the paint must get
oilier (leaner to fatter) or the final painting will crack
- Oil paint dries by oxidation, not evaporation, and is
usually dry to the touch in a day to two weeks.
- Oil paintings are generally dry enough to be varnished
in six months to a year.
- Art conservators don't consider an oil painting
completely dry until it's 60 to 80 years old!
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