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Old 11-27-2017, 07:24 AM
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What is your favorite brand of water soluble oil.
I have tried Holbein, Windsor newton, cobra, grumbacher max.
I find that many of these are not consistent, sometimes the paint is very dry sometimes it comes out with pockets of oil in it. I do impressionistic finger painting and I need a consistent texture so Holborn is my favorite however they're kind a high-priced.
I can go through a whole tube for a large piece.
Does anyone else have a better selection?
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Old 11-27-2017, 12:57 PM
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Re: Favorite brand

You can add Acrylic paint into Holbein's WMO for pastoze consistency.
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Re: Favorite brand

Great what about the other brands?
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Great what about the other brands?
Try! You can add a little amount of water into acrylic to improve mixing.

After reading Holbein instructions for WMO, I added acrylic into regular oil and use such mixes around two years. In regular oil, acrylic addition increases viscosity of paint, so 10%-20% is in working range, but 30%-40% of acrylic can be effective only as a pastoze knife paint, as it is not easy brushable.

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Re: Favorite brand

Holbein Aqua Duo.
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Holbein Aqua Duo.
Mine too do you use a brush?
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Re: Favorite brand

Grumbacher for cadmiums, burnt sienna & quinacridone red.
Cobra for ultra blue, yellow oxide and transparent red oxide.
W&N for phthalo blue (red shade) & titanium white.
Holbein for pyrrole red (labeled as cad red hue).

Most often I best like what I order first. I get accustom to mixing with it and then am disappointed when I order another brand.

I suffer a lack of the loyalty-gene when it comes to tubes of paint?!?

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Re: Favorite brand

Lol I love your non loyalty. Do you do traditional painting? With brushes? Have you ever seen iris Scott’s work?
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I paint moderately realistic landscapes, with brushes. Lately, I have been painting with acrylics but will return to water soluble oils after a bit. My divided loyalty shows itself in many forms. Gary
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Re: Favorite brand

Btw love the old codger and self portrait. What's up with the dumpster? 😉
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Re: Favorite brand

I like Holbein paint the best, but their pigment choices are sometimes kind of odd or complex mixes. They also dry noticeably faster than Cobra or Daniel Smith (which may be either good or bad, depending on your need). I really like their ceramic white. I prefer their titanium white over other brands.

Cobra has a great selection of single-pigment yellows, plus PR264 and PR207.

Daniels Smith has a great selection of single-pigment quinacridones.

I tried a tube of W&N Cad Medium Hue (PY65). I really wanted to like it, becuase nobody else offers PY65 as a single-pigment WMO, but ... yuck. It was dull and had an odd texture.

I ended up choosing mostly Cobra with a little bit of DS and that lovely Holbein ceramic white.
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I ended up choosing mostly Cobra with a little bit of DS and that lovely Holbein ceramic white.

What is that you like about the ceramic white, please? That stuff is expensive, isn't it?
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Btw love the old codger and self portrait. What's up with the dumpster? 😉

Thanks for your kind remarks. As I was looking for plein air subjects, I thought the blue dumpster in front of the red thrift shop was a great color combination. It is one of my favorite plein air paintings Gary
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