There is some information about oil painting that I want to keep as permanent content on this site. An
example would be the iodine value for various oils . All of the permanent content would be of the most
interest to the other painters who visit . Information like this can be found in many places, but I just want
this site to be another convenient place for artist to look and to be able to find it. If you are a painter and
would like to suggest what information should be in here, please send it to me. For now it seems this part of
the Home page, and the Technical page are the best places to put it.
The iodine number ( number of grams of iodine absorbed by 100 grams of oil )is frequently used to
classify drying oils. Thus, they are considered as drying if the iodine number is greater than 130,
semi-drying if it is between 115 and 130, and nondrying if it is less than 115. The higher the number
the stronger the paint film.
Melva & Sasha
Linseed oil - 177 - 189
Walnut oil - 145 - 154
Poppy oil - 133 - 143
Sunflower oil - 125 - 135
" Trees " Giclee print - 7" x 9"
Image area same as the original oil painting . Printed on beautiful, quality,
cotton paper and archival inks, with 1" white border.
$25.00 for continental United States. Shipping and handling included.
I am currently writing an eBook on the subject how to oil paint.
I hope to have it finished and for sale on this site soon, at an insane
introductory price of $10.00. I could not be creating this eBook
without the help of a great software program. If you are interested
in writing your own eBook , you can download a Free version and
learn everything you need to about writing your book, adding
graphics, uploading it to the internet and much more as I am.
There are many templates to choose from or use your own. If you
can type, cut and paste, you can create a great book.
The purpose of this site is to share information on oil painting techniques and materials. In
particular, traditional and representational styles of painting , with this versatile medium. The
question of how to oil paint is covered on the Demonstration page. Non artist are welcome and
hopefully will enjoy the Portraits, Surrealism, and Drawings pages. Artist painting in these styles
will want to check out the Demonstration and Technical pages. Queries concerning prices of
giclee prints of any image on the site may be submitted on the Contact page, along with other
comments or suggestions.
Self Portrait in progress.
12" x 16 ".
Click to enlarge all images on this site
" The Angry Past "
16" x 20 ".
"Apple and peanuts" Giclee print - 7" x 9" image area same as the original
painting. Printed on beautiful, quality, cotton paper and archival inks, with 1"
white border. $25.00 for continental United States . Shipping and handling