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Best oil paints and medium for a beginner?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Beverly J Raffaele Sep 1. 6 Replies

HiI 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…READ MORE

 

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Beverly J Raffaele replied to Lakes's discussion Best oil paints and medium for a beginner?
"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. "
Sep 1
Glen Billett replied to Lakes's discussion Best oil paints and medium for a beginner?
"Winsor and Newton are good for beginners. They have a range called Winton, which is student grade. You could also go for their artist grade but they are a bit more expensive. They also make Liquin which thins the paint."
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martin sheerin replied to Lakes's discussion Best oil paints and medium for a beginner?
"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. gift ideas Ireland"
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Lakes replied to Lakes's discussion Best oil paints and medium for a beginner?
"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..."
Mar 5, 2013
Wanda Sue Bailey replied to Lakes's discussion Best oil paints and medium for a beginner?
"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…"
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Smita tripathy replied to Lakes's discussion Best oil paints and medium for a beginner?
"There r lots of oil painting medium available in the market,you can try refined linseed oil to start or u can too use turpentine...it dries little quicker than linseed oil.If u really want to delay the drying of ur acrylics go for what Ev has…"
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Ev McTaggart replied to Lakes's discussion Best oil paints and medium for a beginner?
"If you wanted to stick with acrylics, buy some acrylic retardent. Mixed with your paint, it slows down the quick drying."
Dec 17, 2012
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Best oil paints and medium for a beginner?

HiI 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?ThanksLakesSee More
Dec 17, 2012

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At 6:41am on October 25, 2012, Meg Mackenzie said…

Welcome to the Art Colony, Lakes!  If you have any art-related questions, please feel free to post in the forums or groups, where your fellow artists will be happy to help you out. When you get the chance, it would be fun to see some of your art.  Above all, enjoy the site!

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At 11:00pm on October 24, 2012, Suzanne Vadnais Monson said…

Hi Lakes, and welcome to the Art Colony!  I hope you enjoy the site - there's a lot to explore here, so have a look around and make yourself at home. You'll find plenty of art and inspiration!

If you have any questions or suggestions, please do feel free to contact any of the moderators.

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We've also put together a handy Guide to Getting Started, which may help answer any questions you may have, such as how to create a bio for your page.

Most of all have fun and join in the forums and groups!  Can't wait to see your art. :)

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