Oil Painting Questions & Tips (31)

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The lowdown on mediums

I use linseed oil and then only very little. I find the more I paint the less medium I use, except for blocking in at the start. Which medi…

Started by Glen Billett

5 20 hours ago
Reply by Alan Bale

Limit to Primary Colors?

I find a limited artist palette works wonders. It frees me from a box of artist paint tubes that in time some will just have a tendency to…

Started by Lloyd W Thibodeau

0 Feb 4

Old Holland Oils

Does anyone have experience with Old Holland oils? I want to try them in a limited palette but would like some opinions first as they are e…

Started by Glen Billett

1 Dec 13, 2016
Reply by Glen Billett

Dump your brains on oil painting

As I said in the acrylics section, I've been working with watercolors for a couple years but I'd like to move onto textured paints. What wo…

Started by Aubrey Campbell

3 Nov 12, 2016
Reply by Glen Billett

Advice? Tips?

I was recently given a set of oil paints, very nice, clean, work well and creamy. The only other paints I use are watercolors and the two m…

Started by Aubrey Campbell

8 Nov 12, 2016
Reply by Glen Billett

Best oil paints and medium for a beginner?

Hi I love working with acrylic but they always dry really fast and I have to mix a gradient of colour before I\ start painting, so I was th…

Started by Lakes

6 Nov 12, 2016
Reply by Glen Billett

Want information on clear gel

I used Purified Linseed Oil as a medium for oil painting; In few places I heard about clear gel which is also used as medium. any please gi…

Started by Sukanta

1 Nov 12, 2016
Reply by Glen Billett

Oil Painting Learning Library - Free Online Resources (Websites, Videos, etc)

This thread is dedicated to listing free online resources for learning how to paint with oils!  This can include websites and videos, as lo…

Started by Thaneeya McArdle

4 Oct 13, 2016
Reply by Harshit Jain

Water Mixable Oil Paint Information

Hey Everyone! Recently I've switched from using oil paint to water mixable oil paint. Also known as water soluble paint. I really have fall…

Started by Denise Mulligan

23 Sep 7, 2015
Reply by Cheryl Brown-Corgan

Oil Paint Stix

I've shied away from oil paint because of the fumes, etc, but recently I saw that there are sticks made from oils.  Has anyone used them? …

Started by Linda B

6 Jul 25, 2015
Reply by Linda B

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