"Structure, Beauty and Emotion are all possible through a painting” Michael H. Berlinger
Oil On Canvas History
Oil painting, at it’s roots, uses a purified linseed oil base. Various colorants are mixed with turpentine and accelerants to create the well known colors and brands that are common today. When people think of oil paintings today, usually a picture painted by some famous renaissance artist will pop into their minds. In actuality, the use of oil paints can be traced back to the early Roman Empire.
Painting with oil colors gives the artist the detail and depth in the painting that can only be achieved with this medium. While Heritage's artists have experience working with acrylics and other paint bases, we feel oils give us the most freedom to create beautiful works of art. From a techincal viewpoint, the outstanding ease with which fusion of tones or color is achieved makes it unique among fluid painting mediums. At the same time, satisfactory linear treatment and crisp effects are easily obtained. Opaque, transparent, and translucent painting all lie within its range, and it is unsurpassed for textural variation. All of these wonderful attributes are worked into our new works of art and recreations.
Currently canvas is made of a cotton blend. This was done to help decrease the cost of the base materials, however it is still possible to create works of art on the original linen canvases. Depending on the application, Heritage will then stretch the canvas on a stretcher frame and prepare it to accept paint. If the canvas is to be applied to a wall or ceiling, it is stretched using different methods and then a table is prepared to accept the canvas. It is critical that the canvas is treated properly from the beginning, so as to avoid harmful elements degrading the integrity of the painting structure, such as acids.
A very unique offering from Heritage Restoration, is the ability to paint on wood, as done by the masters of the past. This is unique to our company. Proper back priming and bonding is guaranteed. Wood backed oil paintings tend to grow quicker in value than canvas counterparts.
The artists employed at Heritage Restoration and Design paint beautiful replicas of the original masters, or create new imagery per clients requests. We match the image to the artist guaranteeing museum quality results every time. Call for more information and some general quotes.
We also supply framing! Frames
Some Notable Past Works of Art:
- Murillo’s Immaculate Conception (84’’x 108’’)
- Custom Imagery for educational institutions
- Godfrey de Bouillon, original work after a woodcut
- Various religious saints
- Nativity scene
- Old Jerusalem
- Angels and Cherubs
- New Orleans 1803
- Cartagena 1600’s, Castillo San Felipe de Barajas
- Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany
- Mespelbrunn Castle, Germany
- Castle Alcazar de Segovia, Spain
- ‘Bouquet Sunflowers’ after Claude Monet
Contact us for more information and your painting restoration needs!