Painting is used to convey creative expression. Much like drawing, painting is a visual art form. Brushes, and various tools are used to apply pigment to a hard surface. Throughout history, painting has been used to describe a moment, historical record, political views, emotion and many other areas of the human condition. Paint or pigment has been mixed with oils, egg, thinner, and a variety of other less common additives to give the image qualities such as mood, integrity, depth and adhesion.
A paint type where pigments are mixed in an oil, often linseed. Oil paint dries slowly and some art techniques exploit this to build up mixed and layered colors within the work. Oils have been the principal medium for paintings since the 15th century.
The Realist art movement began in mid-19th century France and depicted scenes truthfully without artificial or implausible conventions. Realism attempted to represent subjects as accurately as possible, very often portraying laborers working, or ordinary people in regular activities. Also called naturalism.
More about Jim Salvati
Realist oil painter, Jim Salvati, utilizes texture to add emotion and depth to his panels. His paintings usually depict a lone figure, but are not so much portraits as they are snapshots of emotion in a singular moment. Salvati revels in working with the internal friction of oil paint: “My paintings are extremely thick and […]