6"x6" oil on masonite
Its been over 12 years since I have painted in oils. When I started painting again, about 2 years ago. I decided it would be best to paint with acrylic. My reasoning for using acrylic paint was because my studio was located directly next to the furnace. For that reason, I didn't want to be working with the fumes of oil.
Since then I have discovered these water soluble oils. They don't need the flammable solvents like turpentine that traditional oils do. They thin with water, and a special linseed oil. I decided to pick some up this week and give them a try.
I am not sure if I like them or not yet? I do like the fact that unlike acrylics, I can blend the colors. I also like that my pallet does not dry out. The colors also go on and dry the way I want them too. It took me a while to get the hang of it, but I learned a lot today. I am looking forward to my next painting in oils.
If anybody has used these paints or is currently using them, I would love to hear your thoughts...