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Can I use Oil Colours without the strong smells?

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Absolutely!  There are two alternatives to solve this problem...

Firstly, there are low odour alternatives to Turpentine available. Winsor & Newton's Sansador is very popular, and a there is also a product called Zest It which is make entirely from natural substances and, as the name would suggest, has a light citrus odour.

Secondly, use could use the Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colour range, which removes the need for solvents altogether!

Last Updated ( Saturday, 18 July 2009 14:35 )  


Hints & Tips

Zest It and Oil Pastels

Add Zest It, low odour turpentine substitute, to oil pastels and discover a whole new painting medium.

Carry your water in your brush!

No need to take lots of equipment out with you - take an Aquash brush and your watercolour pencils and sketch on the move. 

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