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Most people who are artistic in nature at some point in time have probably thought about using oil painting to express their talents and create beautiful paintings. Fortunately, learning how to do create these paintings is very possible by taking several basic steps. Doing so is really just a matter of becoming proficient with certain oil painting techniques.
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Tibetan Group Oil Painting Paper Draft (Chen Danqing)
Painting Title: Tibetan Painting Group Draft
Artist: Chen Danqing
Painting type: Painting draft
Category: Sketch on paper
Created Year: 1980
Value: RMB 50,000 – 60,000 Yuan
Sold for: RMB 110,000 Yuan
Humanism emotions and personality power are main arts background of Chen Danqing art, which is a type of natural manifestation of himself’s emotional character, and was been soaked in his own experience, contains his deep understanding, compassion and respect for people who lived in the bottom of society. This type of humanistic sentiment and personality power have given glorious and noble significance to his oil painting works (praised by Deng Pinxiang).
“Tibetan Group Oil Paintings” were been recognized as a classic realistic landmark oil paining work after the Cultural Revolution, and had caused a large stir in Chinese artistic circles and literary circles, and has gained a wide range of concerns, comments, research and impact.
“Tibetan Group Oil Paintings” had thrown a great impact on the traditional creative model which had taken a prevalence for a long-term and was taken as a doctrine seriously at that time, it was been considered as a turning point of Chinese realistic oil paintings impacted by former Soviet to origin from European tradition. And his skillful realistic ability, as well as his deep grasp at European classical oil painting languages, all make viewers who indulged in traditional oil painting techniques admired much…
Origin: The collector bought this painting on the Jiade Auction.
About Artist Chen Danqing:
Chen Danqing was born in Shanghai in 1953, from 1970 to 1978 he was dispatched to countryside in southern Jiangxi and northern Jiangsu for rural labor exercising, during this term he self-studies painting.
In 1978 he was admitted to enter the oil painting department at the Central Academy of Fine Arts as the first postgraduate class after the Cultural Revolution in China; In 1980 after graduation he stayed in the school and acted as a teacher at the first studio of the oil painting department.
As early as 1980, Chen Danqing was become famous at home and abroad with his oil painting work “Tibet Group Paintings”, and become top ones in the Chinese oil painting artists. In early 80’s Chen Danqing was been taken for the most talented oil painting artist in China, and even until today, there are still exists a type of “Chen Danqing Complex” in Chinese Artists.
In 1982, Chen Danqing moved to New York as a free artist, and returned China in 2000 and accepted an invitation as a special appointed professor in the Tsinghua University, and acted as an appointed professor and PhD supervisor at the Fine Arts Academy at Tsinghua University, at the same time took charge of “Chen Danqing Studio”. In 2004 Chen Danqing resigned the duty of Professor at Tsinghua Academy of Fine Arts.
* Original address of this oil painting article: Stupendous Art World with Chinese Excellent Oil Paintings
Oil paintings began in the Mediterranean during the era of the Greek and Roman civilizations. The Egyptians also used paint techniques that were rich in bees wax, pigments of such minerals as copper, iron and manganese oxides and tempera.
While historians have noted that the Mediterranean civilizations of this time were aware of flax, walnut, poppy seed and other vegetable oils there is not definite proof that they were used in oil paintings of the time.
The tempera these early oil painters used were organic mediums mixed as fluid with water and volatile oil additives. Italian artists of the next century used organic binding ingredients such as materials containing protein from whole eggs, animal glue or milk.
From the Roman Empire’s demise to the 15th century Renaissance era oil paintings and tempera painting became prevalent. In Greece and Italy olive oil was the preferred based for pigment mixture preparation although this made for a long drying period and great difficulty for human models. Theophilus, a German-born monk and oil painter in the 1100’s dispensed with olive oil in his oil paintings. In Japan a substitute for oil paintings was perilla oil, applied after a lead application as early as the 8th century. During the 1300’s the Italian Cennino Cennini created oil paintings that were a combination of tempera and several layers of light oil.
Much later Leonardo DaVinci, who lived until 1519, created his own oil paintings concoction made by adding up to 10 percent bees wax to his oils and then boiling the combination.
If you’d like to follow in the footsteps of these great painters there are some simple preparations and techniques before and during your creation of oil paintings.
The first important technique is to dress for it, including gloves. Your tools include two containers, one with paint thinner, and the other with a combination of two parts thinner to one part walnut oil. Make sure you’ve made room in easy reach for your paint brushes, your palette and its knife, your containers, paint tubes and paint rags.
Your palette should start out with only 2-3 paint colors. Generally you’ll need cadmium red, cadmium yellow and ultramarine blue to start.
Your palette knife is the oil paintings tool you use for the technique of mixing colors. Keep in mind that oil paints have a short blend life, so if you try to make a color change and it doesn’t work right the first time quickly take a paint rag and wipe it off the canvas and start over.
One of the advantages of oil paintings that make the correction technique so much easier is that they take nearly a full day to dry. So, you have lots of correction time. On the other hand, because oil paintings take so long to dry and excessively heavy coat can slow your painting process considerably.
The brushes you use in your oil paintings must be cleaned well between each change of color. This technique is crucial. The first thing you do is remove as much of the paint as you can with the paint rag and then place the brush in the paint thinner. Swish the paint brush around in the thinner, and then dry it with the rag.
You must wait 24 hours after your first complete oil paintings application before you start your second or the first application will smear.
Artist Lin Fengmian Oil Painting Appreciation — Drama Character
Painting Style: Person Oil Painting
Art Theme: Drama Character
Artist: Lin Fengmian
Media: Oil on Linen
* About Artist LinFengmian:
Lin Fengmian (1900-1991), famous More >