Oil paint is a traditional paint that has been used since the 15th century. It is a versatile paint with which you can paint both in thin and very thick layers. The paint is made of pigments and vegetable oil. One of its characteristics is its intense colour. Oil paint has a number of unique properties.The paint dries very slowly. This allows you to play with the paint for some time. In other words: you can continue to correct your work and carry on with the same painting for quite a while. Whats more, oil paint is the only paint that does not get either darker or lighter when drying.