Oil painting is the process of painting with pigments, done on a canvas and painted using acrylic colours. The choice of the oil impacts a range of properties to the oil paint in the area of yellowing and dyeing time. Certain differences, depending on the oil is also visible in the sheen of the paints. An artist might use several different oils in the same painting depending on specific pigments and effects desired.
Oil painting was first used for Buddhist paintings by Indian and Chinese painters in Western Afghanistan. Oil paintings became the preferred medium used for creating artworks as its advantages are indelibly known. The painting usually reflects the mid and mood of the owner of the painting.