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Traditional oil painting techniques often begin with the artist sketching the subject onto the canvas with charcoal or thinned paint.
Oil paint is usually mixed with linseed oil, artist grade mineral spirits or other solvents to create a thinner, faster or slower drying paint. Because these solvents thin the oil in the paint, they can also be used to clean paint brushes. A basic rule of oil paint application is ´fat over lean´. This means that each additional layer of paint should contain more oil than the layer below to allow proper drying. If each additional layer contains less oil, the final painting will crack and peel. There are many other media that can be used in oil painting, including cold wax, resins, and varnishes. These additional media can aid the painter in adjusting the translucency of the paint, the sheen of the paint, the density or ´body´ of the paint, and the ability of the paint to hold or conceal the brushstroke. These variables are closely related to the expressive capacity of oil paint.
Serie Rostros I
Alfredo Montaña. Painting made with oil.
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Dama de Swetter Rojo
Alfredo Montaña. Painting made with oil.
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Dama con Capa Negra II
Alfredo Montaña. Painting made with oil.
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El Guitarrista I
Alfredo Montaña. Painting made with oil.
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Bandoneon
Alfredo Montaña. Painting made with oil.
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Naturaleza Muerta Sobre Mesa con Silla
Alfredo Montaña. Painting made with oil.
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