We can not describe how the great masters of the past fulfilled their oil paintings, but, of course, that all well-preserved works were executed on the basis of a certain calculation and the appearance of the picture at the time of its completion and the further life of the picture. We take for study a piece of the picture of a great master and we will remove the layer by layer from this piece. By carefully studying each layer, we come to the conclusion that all layers of paint were made for a specific purpose. If we find brown under a layer of blue paint, this does not mean that the artist wanted to make this place brown, and then changed his mind and turned it into blue. This brown paint is either part of the painting, which the artist has established the black and white relations of the painting, and according to this monotonous podmalevku painted in colored colors, or this brown lining under blue paint gave its translucence through the blue tone desired by the artist.

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How to learn to draw with oil? We still have a strong opinion that oil painting is the simplest and easiest that any amendments can be made with impunity. This opinion is extremely erroneous. The pictures look bad and prematurely die more often from inept performance than from bad material. How to take on oil painting, how to perform an oil painting? Drawing with oil where to start? On the canvas, board or paper prepared for a painting, the composition of the painting is first established and the contours of figures, objects, etc. are drawn. Drawing a contour on a primed canvas is best done with coal. Coal is easily washed from the soil with a rag and allows you to make a complete drawing.

But also hanging on the wall, the oil painting requires a certain care. It gets dust and soot. You can not erase the dust from the picture with the same rag, which wipes the furniture and picture frame. You can not touch the surface of the picture with your hands. It is absolutely unacceptable to wipe the picture with saliva, which is sometimes done to clearly discern the clouded places of the picture. Do not wash the painting with soap without knowing the composition of this soap, and especially “refresh” with oil or kerosene, without having to do that special knowledge.