Category Archives: Oils

Oil Sticks: Shiva Artist’s PaintStiks (review)

On a recent trip into the city to meet up with some friends, I dropped into a few art supply shops while I was waiting. One of them had a clearance table set up near the door, and several minutes … Continue reading

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Oil Paint: Sennelier Artists’ Oil Paints (review)

I follow a lot of art supply manufacturer pages on Facebook so I can keep up with new products they release or any potential sales or competitions. Recently I saw a post from Sennelier about a number of ‘sample packs’ … Continue reading

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Oil Paint: Stormy Beach (demonstration)

While I was at my Nan’s last weekend, we each painted a landscape with her old set of oil paints. While I was painting, I took a few progress shots of my beach scene so I thought I might as … Continue reading

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Ye Olde Oils: Playing with Nan’s Ancient Paint Collection

A few weeks ago when I visited my Nan, I brought my little Pokemon lunch box full of oil painting gear with me, and we spent a whole day playing with my Winsor & Newton Winton oil paints. We had … Continue reading

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Oil Paint: Winsor & Newton Winton Oil Paint (review)

After spending a while playing around with my various oil paint sticks, I decided it was time to have a go at traditional oil painting. Though I usually go straight into artist grade products so I don’t have to worry … Continue reading

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Solvents: Zest-It (review)

After abandoning oil painting in my mid-teens because of the crippling migraines I got from the solvents required to thin and dilute oil paints (even in well-ventilated areas and after only 20 minutes or so), I figured that oil painting was … Continue reading

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Oil Paints: Winsor and Newton Oilbars (review)

Not long ago, I reviewed the Sennelier Oil Sticks and mentioned that they were the first oil sticks I’d acquired. This wasn’t entirely true; Winsor & Newton had, several years earlier, sent me a little sample Oilbar in Ultramarine Blue, which … Continue reading

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