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 thinking of trying out Oil paints!I am new to oil paints and would love for someone to recommend any brand of paints that are good and at a reasonable price- however I want to invest in them as I know I will be using them for many years!
Also can someone recommend a good medium for oil paints?
If you wanted to stick with acrylics, buy some acrylic retardent. Mixed with your paint, it slows down the quick drying.
I too am having an Acrylic mid life crisis.. and thinking of trying oils. :) I bought a small oil set this weekend and some oderless Mineral Spirits. Also some Daler-Rowney Low Odour Thinner.I saw on a video that the best mixture should be 75% turpentine and 25% Linseed Oil. and those mixtures could be changed to make dry faster or slower. The writing is so small on the Low Odor Thinner I can't even tell what it is.
Thanks for the replies, I have not been on here for ages.... I bought a kit which had a palette and lineseed oil already in it...I will post the painting that I did for my final gcse piece if I ever get it back...
I never used medium for painting. I use simple acrylic colors and put the cloth or card in sunlight so that it can dry. Later I wash cloth with salt water to make it long lasting. Oil painting is good choice to make greeting cards.
I have tried several brands of water soluble oils and the one I like best is Art Advantage. They can be mixed with acrylic too. I love them. No turpentine. Soap and water clean up. I can use the knife if I want as well.