Oil painting is the process of painting with pigments with a medium of drying oil as the binder. Commonly used drying oils include linseed oil, poppy seed oil, walnut oil, and safflower oil. The choice of oil imparts a range of properties to the oil paint, such as the amount of yellowing or drying time. Certain differences, depending on the oil, are also visible in the sheen of the paints. An artist might use several different oils in the same painting depending on specific pigments and effects desired. The paints themselves also develop a particular consistency depending on the medium. The oil may be boiled with a resin, such as pine resin or frankincense, to create a varnish prized for its body and gloss.
Although oil paint was first used for Buddhist paintings by Indian and Chinese painters in western Afghanistan sometime between the fifth and tenth centuries, it did not gain popularity until the 15th century. Its practice may have migrated westward during the Middle Ages. Oil paint eventually became the principal medium used for creating artworks as its advantages became widely known. The transition began with Early Netherlandish painting in Northern Europe, and by the height of the Renaissance, oil painting techniques had almost completely replaced the use of tempera paints in the majority of Europe.
Ansari Group Ltd has taken the initiative to begin Ansari Portraits. We rely on oil painting portraits because this type of paintings has a lifespan of minimum 100 years. Our customized handmade oil portraits are very mastery painted. These portraits are very remarkable and noteworthy as have specific criteria to select our clients.
We use linen material for canvas in size (100 x 80cm). It is an honor and recognition to get your portrait done by Ansari Portraits. There is an eligibility criterion for being our portrait client. We only do 25 portraits per year. These portraits are for the elite, successful, powerful & influential figures around the globe.