*Oil paint is a type of slow-drying paint that consists of particles of pigment suspended in a drying oil, commonly linseed oil. The viscosity of the paint may be modified by the addition of a solvent such as turpentine or white spirit, and varnish may be added to increase the glossiness of the dried oil paint film.
*A thinner is usually added to the viscous pigment-oil mixture to make it easier to apply with a brush.
*A lot of new mediums have been introduced that speeden the drying of the oil paints and enhance the texture and finish of the final paint.