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A light oil consists of a transparent application of color on a
sepia toned fiber based print. This style of oil painting is best
requested when a delicate or soft look is desired. It is often
used to duplicate the tinted images prior to color photography
and is suitable for babies, baby panels, or when an almost
watercolor effect is desired. The oil is applied with lambs wool
or polyester and does not have any brush strokes. A "perfect
negative" or file is needed as the application is 100%
This is the selective application of color on a B&W or Sepia toned
print. This style also duplicates some of the of pre color photographs.
It has been used since the days of adding a touch of color on
ambrotypes and tintypes.