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I love discovering eccentric worlds and a bit of surrealism in my paintings. To achieve this, I start my paintings with spots, or very spontaneous and uncontrolled lines. The characters and creatures appear before my eyes and I start to paint. This canvas is painted in oil with warm and cool colors. The deep blues contrast well with the ochre and red. I have used thicker and thinner textures of oil paint. A very fine black outline defines the elements in the painting.
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Oil paint uses natural oils, such as linseed, poppy and walnut oil to bind the pigments. Oils are slow to dry, which allows the artist to rework the painting to achieve the desired effect. Also, they blend easily, which helps to achieve certain colors. With the rise of naturalism in 15th century Early Netherlandish painting, oil paints became preferred to quick drying tempera paint. Artists wanted a medium that would allow them to achieve detailed and precise effects in their paintings. Consider all of the detail in the masterpieces of Jan van Eyck and Hieronymus Bosch!
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