The presence of oil painting dates back to the 14th century. The Famous Oil Paintings used has a base of oil '

linseed, poppy seed, walnut or safflower oil. The type of oil used changes different properties of the paint such as; drying time; gloss etc. Most of the renowned paintings have

been done on wooden panels. The other surfaces that are used are linoleum, pressed wood, cardboard and canvas. However canvas has remained the favorite for most artists. An

Landscape Oil Paintings can take weeks and sometimes even months to get done. It is a long process that

involves pre-painting and post-painting work. The canvas is first stretched and mounted on a frame. Today, canvasses are come pre-mounted. The next step is to apply a base coat

on the canvas. This coat protects the canvas from any possible acidic effect of the paint.