Water Mixable Oils: Facts and TIPS
I'm often asked, 'what are water-mixable oils?, and 'why do I use them?'. I've been using these oils for 10 years. The solvents were causing headaches and the clean-up was labour intensive. My brand of preference is Lukas Berlin Water Soluble Oils. They are very buttery, and 'behave' like regular oils. The 'medium' has been added to the tube of paint. However, I cannot get the 200ml tubes in Canada. The 200ml tubes are only available through Jerry's Artarama in the U.S. (Apparently, they have a North American Monopoly!) When the dollar is favourable and the sales are on, I end up paying about $15.00/200ml tube. (This includes shipping and customs).
Recently, because of cost, I've ventured into the realm of Windsor Newton -Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colour. There has been a learning curve, but out of necessity I've come to accept this option. (Although, Lukas Berlin has a Cinnabar Green that I cannot be without!) Below is an explanation by Lori McNee as to the benefits of these paints that reflect my sentiments.
Why I use water-mixable oils.
7/23/2018 10:25:53 am
Personally, I prefer to use traditional oil paints instead of water mixable oils. I am not an expert yet in painting, so I am still in the process of experimenting with different mediums. I find that using traditional oil paints is convenient for me because most of my knowledge in painting is based on basic information about paints. Nevertheless, I think what matters more in painting is the thought that one is enjoying and not on what one uses to paint. Hopefully in the future, I get to try out water mixable oils because it does sound like it is exciting to try.
4/26/2019 08:03:15 am
7/21/2019 09:40:32 am
To Sarah Jane Conklin I was needing advice as to which water mixable oil paints to get I was useing the bob Ross but got down due to my lupus nephrits I can keep smelling the solvent ones and paints are so life like in your nature scenes thank u and god bless
10/11/2020 08:10:36 pm
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