The Science of Painting: Oil Paint and the Environment

Painting of blue and red ribbon like structures on a red and green background.

My last "Science of Paint" post was on acrylic paint and its environmental impact. In that post, I promised to later write something about the environmental pros and cons of oil paint. And here I am! One major plus side to oil paint from an environmental standpoint is that much of the paint is made … Continue reading The Science of Painting: Oil Paint and the Environment

Science of Painting: Acrylic Paint and the Environment

Another entry in my science of painting series. Today‚Äôs post is about what I consider to be unequivocally the most diverse material for creating traditional paintings: Acrylic paint. One would think that the answer would be oil paint, but with the vast range of mediums and additives available for acrylic paint, my own opinion has … Continue reading Science of Painting: Acrylic Paint and the Environment

Science of Painting: Why Oil Paint?

Representative triglyceride found in a linseed oil,

I hope to write a series of posts on the science of painting, because it really is quite involved. Interestingl Some of the best painters I know claim to hate science, and yet the ways that pigments and binders interact with substrates is pure chemistry. There were some fancy words there. Some definitions: Pigment is … Continue reading Science of Painting: Why Oil Paint?