For ages, art has been considered as a beautiful aspect of our everyday life. Various art forms have left impressions on our lives in many ways. One such beautiful form is oil painting. Even though, it is regarded as a relatively new form of art type, the real meaning of this painting is hidden in use of myriad oil pigments. 

Until the early years of the 15th century, painters had a decorative and mythological outlook towards art. But, with the emergence of the Renaissance period, artists began to experiment with various mediums propagating their work. Oil painting is one such wonderful medium. This blog attempts to provide an overview of some of the widely used mediums of oil painting for sale created by artists to showcase their talent. 

Artists use oil painting mediums as a matter of their taste and preferences. While some artists popularly use oil colors in their paintings to showcase their proficiency in this art medium, others use only a bit of oil paints to make their work more attractive.
The best paintings in the world are finely portrayed by oil paints, including contemporary, impressionism, and abstract art paintings. This means every painter has a different opinion in terms of the quality and effectiveness of this painting medium and hence it is important to have a detailed understanding on the varieties of oils used by artists for showcasing their work:

Linseed Oil: The oil is extracted from the flax seeds. The linseed oil was previously used for its varnishing properties for paintings created on egg tempera mediums. At present, the oil is used for its binding properties in oil paints. As the linseeds dries up fast, the paint always remains in workable state, which in turn enables artist to persistently work on the painting without any interruption. 

Stand Oil: The oil is heated at a very high temperature in an air-tight container. This makes the oil thick in consistency. Stand oils are mainly used by the painters as a glazing medium. It is generally mixed with dammar and turpentine to have strong resistance against yellow colors.  

Safflower Oil: This oil is suitable for both light and whites colors. The safflower oil averts yellowish properties and makes paintings created from oil paints last longer. 

Walnut Oil: It is a pale oil, which enables painters to sketch with fluid having fast drying power. The oil is known to have brightening properties in comparison to linseed oil. However, this needs to be stored properly, otherwise it gets easily spoiled.

Thus, oil paintings are used by painters for sketching beautiful paintings by using light-to-dark strokes. These paintings are widely appreciated by the art lovers and are bought for decorating their homes and office spaces.