Tools: Winsor & Newton Artisan Water Soluable Oil Paints


Winsor & Newton Artisan Water Soluable Oil Paints

Winsor & Newton
Category: Art Supplies
Subcategory: Paint
Price: $10 and up
Average Rating:
(10 Votes)

Made from modified linseed and safflower oils, Winsor & Newton Artisan Oil Colour has a soft, buttery consistency that handles just like conventional oil colour, but can be thinned with water rather than hazardous solvents. Clean up is easy with just soap and water! Of Oil and Water and Chemical Marriage Counselors Just because oil and water don't mix in your kitchen doesn't mean there aren't other methods to make them happy in each other's company. A most effective route is through the addition of a chemical emulsifier - a kind of molecular marriage counselor - that has an attraction on one side of the molecule for water and, on the other, 'warm feelings' for oil. The result? A happy match made, if not in heaven, at least in the laboratory. A marriage that is highly stable and eminently practical - particularly when you want to use water as a solvent to loosen up oil colour or to clean brushes. Artisan Water Mixable Oils work in exactly this way. Formulated with modified linseed and safflower oils, Artisan is, in every way, shape, and form an oil colour.

Member Reviews

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    jaynemrose, Mon, 07 Jan 2008 15:10:16 UTC.
    1st review

    When I went back to painting in 1999, I decided to try the "new" water-mixable oil paints over the traditional oils I had used years before. Since it had been so long since I used any kind of oil paint, I had a very easy time with getting used to this new medium.

    Some oil painters tend to look down on these without really giving them a chance. I now ONLY paint in these. They ARE oil paint, just processed a bit differently. I use Liquin as a medium to help loosen up some of the less-buttery paints, but there are many colors in traditional oils that are stiffer than others too. Liquin or other water-mixable mediums are readily available to assist in this manner.

    My paintings sell quite well and they are always categorized as oil on board (or canvas). Depending on the thickness that I apply them, they take about a week to dry, just like traditional oils. Although since I've started using Liquin, that time has definitely been cut down.

    Maybe I should do a review on Liquin!

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    uneekphoto, Sat, 12 Jan 2008 03:37:43 UTC.

    This is my prefered typ of oil because there is no need for expencive and smelly chemicals to clean up. it cuts the effort and time of clean into 1/4 the time of traditional oils, and they are every bit as good as other paints. once dry they are the same.

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    intuitivecat, Mon, 04 Feb 2008 22:01:49 UTC.

    Absolutely LOVE working with these. great for working somewhere between the speed of acrylics and the richness of oils with the ability to manage drying time rather easily. Love the fact that i do not have to use solvents.

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    Account Removed, Sun, 02 Mar 2008 02:17:35 UTC.

    When I first bought this product I was a bit skeptical but after doing my first painting with them found the result to be great. It's hard to get the same flow as you would with traditional oil paints as I work in large scale, but not having to deal with the burdensome task of using turpentine, paint thinners and other wonderful poisonous materials to clean up was a breath of fresh air - both figuratively and literally!

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    Spanky_P, Tue, 08 Apr 2008 04:39:03 UTC.

    I developed allergies and sensitivities to toxins so when I wanted to try oil painting these paints were the only water-based oils available at the time. I immediatly fell in love with them. After using acrylics for so many years, I found that Winsor & Newton Artisan Oils handled much like acrylics with the addition of blending unlike acrylics. My oil paintings are vibrant and rich with color. I"m happy to recommend these to anyone with allergies or not!

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    Account Removed, Fri, 26 Sep 2008 04:16:50 UTC.

    At first I was skeptical about using them. I like the complete difference of oils and acrylics, including the mediums and solvents used. After trying a few studies with water-mixables I have found that I love them. Not only do they blend and texture like oils but you are also at peace of mind that you are not using turpentine.

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    zorthon3278, Mon, 16 Mar 2009 23:28:02 UTC.

    I knew that someone would would come up with something like this! I just did'nt know first I thought that it would be difficult to use, but when i tried it, viola! it was GREAT........I LOVE THIS PAINT....Great for Portraits and easy to use!Leonardo would've preferred this Product for the MONA LISA if they had it back then!

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    Account Removed, Thu, 09 Apr 2009 06:39:49 UTC.

    My Fav!

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    Rayjaywarn, Mon, 14 Sep 2009 20:43:52 UTC.

    When I first started painting, I was using all regular oils, but I discovered these water soluble oils and I love them. They are great for when you don't have a lot of time, but you have a lot of inspiration and the clean up is super easy. They feel great and create texture easily. I love them.

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    JeremyWallace, Thu, 13 May 2010 23:31:26 UTC.

    These are good paints but they are not really the feel of oil paints for me, but they are quite economical and if you don't like harmful chemicals they are a good start.

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