Oil Paint. A type of slow dying paint made with natural oils such as linseed, walnut, or poppy, as the medium to bind the pigment. The oil paints can be opaque, transparent or semi-transparent, and they are usually applied on canvas.
"La maja vestida" (1800-03) Oil on canvas. Francisco de Goya
Related Terms: Medium, Pigment, Binder, Acrylic Paint, Tempera, Watercolor, Fresco, Pastel, Gouache, Encaustic.
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