South West Art


Oil Colour feed

The drying time and opacity of Oil Colours lend this medium great versatility, and allow the artists to develop the painting at all stages, by re-working, moving colours about and recovering areas without any sign of the changes being made in the finished piece.

The glossy finish and ease with which Oils can be mixed and blended make this medium one of the easiest to work with, contrary to popular belief – if you’ve not tried them, give them a go!

Available in both Artist’s Quality and student ranges (Georgian & Winton) of standard oil colours. There have also been new ranges developed which give different effects, such as Griffin Alkyd Fast Drying Oils (take the drying time down to 1-2 days) and Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colours which remove the necessary to use solvents (useful for those working in a confined area, and for allergy sufferers).

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.