Most existing and would be painters believe that solvents are required to thin oil paint. But this is not good for the painter, the painting, or the environment. Furthermore most artists know little about the materials they’re using as the fascinating history, science and knowledge has never been presented in an accessible way exclusively for oil painting in one place. The New Oil Painting is both a reference manual and a survival guide for beginning and experienced painters. This book seeks to empower anyone take up the medium, avoid harmful fumes, live longer, and create more art.