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?  How are they to work with?

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Hi Linda,

I enjoy painting with oil sticks.  You can apply the paint heavily, or thin. You can use turpentine and a brush to blend the colors or blend them with a knife. Oil stix painting is very interesting in that it can be used on canvas or heavy watercolor paper.  Oil stix do take some practice to making a good painting, but I'm sure you will enjoy them.

An. S.

Thanks for this response, An.  Is there any odor?




no odor, as far as strong fumes, a slight (to me pleasant smell) and you can use turpenoid to thin for washes if you want.  I love working with them

Hi Linda,

I enjoy painting with oil sticks.  You can apply the paint heavily, or thin. You can use turpentine and a brush to blend the colors or blend them with a knife. Oil stix painting is very interesting in that it can be used on canvas or heavy watercolor paper.  Oil stix do take some practice to making a good painting, but I'm sure you will enjoy them.

An. S.

Hummm - ok.  Good to know, Beverly.  In truth, though, I avoid strong chemicals, such as turpenoid.  I guess I'll stick with acrylics.

:-)s

Beverly Burrows said:

no odor, as far as strong fumes, a slight (to me pleasant smell) and you can use turpenoid to thin for washes if you want.  I love working with them

there are also blending sticks which you can use to make the oil stick more malleable.  Where you buy your oil sticks you can find them unless you get a set at Hobby Lobby or someplace like that.  But you can order them online

Thanks for this additional info, Beverly.  I do appreciate it.  :-)s



Beverly Burrows said:

there are also blending sticks which you can use to make the oil stick more malleable.  Where you buy your oil sticks you can find them unless you get a set at Hobby Lobby or someplace like that.  But you can order them online

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