The flowing color of oil paintings

Published September 14, 2012 by oilpaintingsstore

Abstract oil paintings, also called Splashing Colors oil painting, is an innovating, unique oil painting method. It is difficult to confine oil in water to construct the desired shapes. Many artists have attempted to manipulate free-flowing oil in an attempt to form precise images with the oil but have not been successful. They have managed only to make abstract paintings but not object paintings with shapes or details. The Flowing Colors oil painting method solves the problem by being capable of using oil to produce object paintings with shapes and details. The method daringly mixes two resisting elements, painting oil and water, using water to control the flow of the colorful painting oil on a wet painting medium such as paper or canvas.

The oil and water mix yet repel one another, separated yet commingled together, opposed to yet supportive of each other. The subsequent effect is the ability to form accurate images with desired colorful dynamics, to express the powerful depiction of high mountains, flying clouds, rolling water, soaring tidal waves, and precise figure oil paintings. The marriage of water and oil, an unthinkable combination, produces images rich in color, vibrant in lights, and sophisticated in fullness and emptiness, resulting in an abstract yet classic form of painting. It is also possible to prepare Flowing Colors oil paintings of objects, shapes and images, abstract or otherwise, without the use of water, and the effects can be similar to or different from those of Flowing Colors oil paintings prepared with the use of water.

The term “Flowing Colors” refers to oil paintings or oil colors that have been formulated with a diluent, and are therefore suitable for “Flowing Colors” oil painting. “Flowing Colors” may be stored in a large container, or a squeezable plastic bottle with a pointed spout for future use.
“Oil” as an ingredient of a diluent refers to any of numerous mineral, vegetable and synthetic oils, or animal and vegetable fats that are generally soluble in various organic solvents such as ether but not in water. Preferably, the oil is mineral oil or baby oil.

“Base pan” refers to a flat surface, often rectangular, with raised edges around entire perimeter. Examples of base pan include, but are not limited to, trays, pans, dishes and low edged containers. Preferably, the base pan is a framed canvas. One skilled in the art would prepare a framed canvas by stretching a canvas over a rectangular frame and securing the canvas on the frame.

Any commercially available or newly formulated oil paint or oil color may be used in the present composition. An oil paint is any paint that is miscible with oil but not water, and may be used for oil painting or household painting. An oil color is one that is typically used for oil painting. Alternatively, during the manufacture of an oil paint or oil color, a proper amount of a diluent can be added to produce the present composition suitable for use as “Flowing Colors” without the need to do any mixing prior to painting. The composition can be of any colors, transparent or translucent.

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