Oil painting in canvas is the art of painting in oil colors. These painting uses pigments originally ground in oil. The oil painting in canvas panel, which dates back to the 16th century, is called the Salvator Mundi. Oil painting art is so appealing because of the brightness and richness of its colors. Oil painting in canvas further appeal lies in the fact that it’s translucence, sheen, and thickness can all be adjusted. Most oil painters paint in layers known as “glazes” a method simply called “indirect painting”.