Alchemy is defined as the medieval forerunner of chemistry, based on the supposed transformation of matter. It is in this, the idea of transformation, that oil painting most reflects this ancient pursuit. Also, the perception of oil painting as an intricate chemistry fit only for the advanced artist, has created a sense of mystery akin to that which surrounds alchemy. It is true that the practice of oil painting requires some basic understandings of the materials involved, but it is by no means out of reach to anyone with a willingness to learn its secrets. Join Jeff Olson, the Art Education Director for Royal Talens North America, for an informative and revealing look into the history of oil painting, its composition, and general working properties as well as an exploration of the mediums used to enhance the painting experience.
About Royal Talens
The mission of Royal Talens, founded in 1899, is to facilitate and stimulate creative expression in painting and drawing. We market inspiring and innovative top-quality products including Rembrandt Oil Color. Talens’ Art Education mission is to provide “resources for artists and instructors that engage, inform and inspire artistic experimentation and expression.” The League’s Art Supply Store is proud to supply select Royal Talens Rembrandt Oil Paints.