Welcome to the Traditional Oil Painting website, an authorised resource centre for fans of Virgil Elliott’s classic reference work Traditional Oil Painting: Advanced Techniques and Concepts from the Renaissance to the Present (now available here) and the popular Facebook group he moderates for artists.
On this site, the editor has collected Virgil’s contributions to discussions in the Facebook group and organised them in a variety of ways—by topic, categories, tags, an index, and a glossary—so that oil painters might find the single best answer to their technical questions as soon as possible.
Like the Facebook group, the scope of this resource centre is limited to traditional oil painting methods and materials and related matters, including updated information for readers of Virgil’s book.
This site will grow over time. Please contact the editor if you have any comments or suggestions, or if you wish to contribute in any way. If you have any technical questions related to your own personal projects, please join the Facebook group and pose your question there if you don’t find the answer here.