Oil painting has unique character-like properties that speak to you in a different way from other art forms, or photography.
The oil paint is different in flexibility and depth of color and can be applied in many ways, from thin glazes diluted with turpentine, or linseed oil, to dense thick paste. Because it is slow to dry, artists can continue working the paint for much longer than other types of paint. This provides greater opportunity for blending and layering. Oils also allow the artist to create greater richness of color as well as a wide range of transition in intensity and shades. The colors do not change noticeably after drying, and it is possible to produce both opaque and transparent effects, as well as gloss finishes with stunning effects of light, color and a different and realism.
Oil paint reacts and dries chemically with oxygen in the air and gradually changes from a liquid to a gel and finally becomes hard. Some colors dry at different rates and the paint can be applied and then reworked and application can be with a brush, knife, cloth, toothpick or whatever works