Oil painting is the process of painting with pigments that are bound with a medium of drying oil. Commonly used drying oils include linseed oil, poppy seed oil, walnut oil, and safflower oil. Different oils confer various properties to the oil paint, such as less yellowing or different drying times. Certain differences are also visible in the sheen of the paints depending on the oil. 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; often prized for its body and gloss.
Although oil paint was first used for the 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 tempera paints in the majority of Europe.
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Centaur Gallery is proud to offer a highly unusual and beautiful unique oil painting of one of the most famous holes in all of golf….Augusta National’s toughest challenge, the famous Hole No. 10… ‘The Camellia’. This par four hole is considered the Master’s toughest to play. Amazingly this colorful work is a painting not a photograph! The artist is the internationally collected Jesus Bacci, one of South America’s premier landscape painters. This one of a kind oil on canvas showcases Bacci’s ability to blend colors to create rich, vibrant environments in his highly collected works. This unique work is offered at an incredibly advantageous price! This is a wonderful opportunity for a golfer to own a truly extraordinary and beautifully framed oil.
Call now to speak with a live Centaur Art Gallery representative about “The Camellia at Augusta National” or any other artistic work by Jesus Villaflor Zevallos Bacci –
(702) 737 -1234 or visit our showroom.