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PORTRAITS IN OIL BY LEILA ASHTON
 
 
Oil is the traditional and time-honored medium for a fine-art portrait.  Because an oil painting, after it has dried, receives a final coat of protective varnish, it can be framed without glass. For this reason, among others, oil is the preferred medium for large formal paintings, as well as  for smaller portaits.  Colors in an oil painting are true and brilliant. Portraits in oil can appear even more real and present than a photograph.  A fine portrait painted in oil will provide a treasured permanent heirloom remembrance of any subject, whether child, adult, or family group.