Oil painting was effectively invented in the Nederlands in the 14th century because unlike Italy whee the dominant medium was freso, Northern climates (including ours strangely!?) are too damp for frescoes! It then spread over the Alps to Italy.
The great advantage was it took much longer to dry so one could easily alter the painting.
Oil colours are pigments bound be to the surface of wood or canvas with linseed or poppy oil. Another advantage is it can be applied in thick buttery layers (impasto) qv Turner's sunsets such as "Fighting Temeraire" or in thinned washes (glazes).
There will be a small entry fee of £2.50 payable at entrance desk and an Admin fee of £1 payable to Denise. If we get more than 10 attending, the entrance fee will be £1.50 only!
This annual exhibition showcases the best of contemporary oil painting in Britain and those of you have been to the galleries before will know its a nice small intimate gallery which is normally not too crowded so one can get close to the paintings!