Oils are a traditional painting medium that offer rich colours and stiff textures. They take longer to dry then acrylics which means less waste on the palette and longer open time for blending. Often thought of as a more toxic medium, recent oil painting practices have shifted away from the harsher turps and other spirits and moved towards more solvent free practices and/or replacing solvents with healthier alternatives.
Try W&N Artisan Watermixable Oil paints if you want to be able to clean up with Soap & Water.
ARTIST VS. STUDENT QUALITY
Artist Quality paints have a higher pigment to binder ratio allowing for better coverage and higher tinting strength; a little goes a long way. Artist Quality Brands offer wider colour selections, wider range of mediums, and require less paint when colour mixing. Each brand may offer colours exclusive to that brand. It is common practice for artists to mix and match brands to achieve their own unique colour palette.
Student Quality paints are more economically priced and have lower pigment loads compared to artist quality brands. Student Quality brands offer a basic selection of colours offering 'hues' instead of expensive pigments such as Cadmiums and Cobalts. Student Quality paint is ideal for beginners, large scale projects and underpainting.
Artist QuaLity | Made in Canada | WalNUT OIL
Manufactured in Montreal. Kama Extra Fine Artists' Oils are available in
104 colours, which includes 61 mono-pigmented colours and 43
chromatic arrangements. Known for their uncompromising quality Kama Pigment Oil paints are made with Walnut oil to prevent yellowing. Oil Sticks also available
Buy $100 & SAve 20% | Buy $200 & SAve 30%
37ml (SELECT COLOURS AVAILABLE IN 125ml)
SERIES 1 $10.05
SERIES 2 $12.75
SERIES 3 $14.20
SERIES 4 $16.15
SERIES 5 $20.45
SERIES 6 $22.95
SERIES 7 $25.90
SERIES 8 $31.40
Artist QuaLity | Made in OREGON | WalNUT OIL
M. Graham oil paints differ from other oil paints because they are made with walnut oil instead of linseed oil. Oil colors made with walnut oil are free flowing and slower drying. Walnut oil allows for an increased amount of pigment, resulting in richer colors with higher tinting strength. M.Graham encourages painters to free their studio from dangerous solvents by using walnut oil to clean up brushes. For more information on how to paint solvent free visit mgraham.com.
SERIES 1 $11.21
SERIES 2 $15.67
SERIES 3 $15.94
SERIES 4 $17.66
SERIES 5 $21.89
SERIES 6 $31.07
150ml - SELECT COLOURS ONLY
SERIES 7 $29.14
SERIES 9 $33.72
SERIES 10 $46.93
SERIES 11 $47.96
SERIES 14 $93.10
Artist QuaLity | Made in JAPAN | SINCE 1933
Holbein Artists' Oil paints are some of the finest professional quality oil paints on the market. Manufactured in Japan, these paints are made using the purest of available pigments and the highest standard of quality control in the industry. All colors are ground to a uniform viscosity in cold pressed linseed oil.
20% OFF HOLBEIN OiLS
SERIES A $18.50 ($14.80)
SERIES B $22.50 ($18.00)
SERIES C $31.60 ($25.28)
SERIES D $43.25 ($34.60)
SERIES E $64.95 ($51.96)
SERIES H $84.50 ($67.60)
Winton is the best student quality oil paint on the market. Instead of lowering the pigment load, they use moderately priced pigments. Formulated for student and amateur artists or more accomplished painters requiring large volumes of colour within moderate cost limits. Inglewood Art offers the full range Winton Oil Colours in both 37ml and 200ml tubes.
SERIES 1 $9.58
SERIES 2 $20.46
SERIES 1 $27.19
SERIES 2 $54.89
W&N ARTISAN WATERMIXABLE
ARTIST QuaLity | WATERMIXABLE | SOLVENT FREE
W&N Artisan Oils have the same handling and texture as traditional oil paint, but have the advantage being water soluble. Use them without hazardous solvents. Artisan Oils can be thinned down and cleaned up with water. Ideal for artists with a shared studio or home workspace. Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colour are available in 40 vibrant tones with a thick, buttery consistency. Artisan Oils have a selection of special thinners, varnishes, oils and mediums, including Artsian Watermixable Linseed Oil.