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Old 07-23-2007, 05:13 PM
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Vasari oil paints?

Anyone here use Vasari oils?
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Old 07-23-2007, 06:40 PM
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Re: Vasari oil paints?

I bought some recently, but haven't gotten to using them yet. Jim ( aka gunzorro ) has tried them. Do a search for " Vasari" and you'll find a number of threads where they are discussed. Here's the link to one that I started : http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/show...ghlight=vasari Regards, Jack
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Old 07-23-2007, 06:48 PM
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Re: Vasari oil paints?

I use a couple of their colors... I particularly like their Ultramarine Violet... also their Sap Green...
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Old 07-23-2007, 08:00 PM
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Re: Vasari oil paints?

Thanks! I just purchased two tubes of Vasari Manganese Blue (the real McCoy, they say). Will post a review of the paint when it arrives, if anyone is interested.
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Old 07-23-2007, 08:09 PM
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Re: Vasari oil paints?

And Philwms, if you like evil overlords, (and if you like books), you might enjoy "Soon I Will Be Invincible" by Austin Grossman, and "The Villain's Guide to Better Living" by Neil Zawacki (perfectly illustrated by Bill Brown).

No Manganese blue or Vasari oil paints in either, sad to say.
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Old 07-23-2007, 09:57 PM
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Re: Vasari oil paints?

Thanks...

BTW... I think Vasari's Manganese Blue is a limited run... I have a tube as well, but am hesitant to get to love it cause I don't think they will be able to continue making it...

From their website:
No longer produced, this genuine transparent, icy blue is without equal.
After a long search, we were able to obtain enough pigment for several batches, and are pleased to announce that it's back in stock!
Available sizes:
40ml tube: $41.20
175ml tube: $122.75
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Old 07-23-2007, 11:33 PM
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Re: Vasari oil paints?

Robert Doak (718)-237-1210 also sells genuine manganese blue.

Old Holland manganese blue
http://www.oldholland.com/pages/english/color_oil.html

I only have experience with the Vasari manganese blue.
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Old 07-24-2007, 07:29 AM
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Re: Vasari oil paints?

bjr001,

Thanks! Do you like the Vasari Manganese? Do you know what oil they use, and have you had any experience with color shifting?
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Old 07-25-2007, 10:12 PM
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Re: Vasari oil paints?

silverblue

Hi

I recently received my order of Vasari colors. I’m currently testing my manganese blue. On the tube the vehicle is: “Highest quality, purified linseed oil.” In speaking with the lady at Vasari, she informs me they use "Alkali refined linseed oil" in their oil paints.

If you haven’t done so, checkout the link above provided by Number19-Jack. He discovered this store, The Studio Store, that does mail order and they carry Vasari paints. They have been selling Vasari colors for years. The prices are much lower than Vasari.

This Studio Studio Store is real. There is some art school in the area and Vasari has some deal that allows this store to carry their paints for the school.
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Old 07-14-2010, 04:25 PM
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Re: Vasari oil paints?

just tried The Studio Store for Vasari Paints...they no longer carry them...
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Re: Vasari oil paints?

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Robert Doak (718)-237-1210 also sells genuine manganese blue.

Old Holland manganese blue
http://www.oldholland.com/pages/english/color_oil.html

I only have experience with the Vasari manganese blue.

http://robertdoakcolors.com/manganese-blue.html

Too bad no picture.
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Re: Vasari oil paints?

Vasari has had that posted on the Manganese Blue for a couple of years now. I'd call or email them to ask, but buy in confidence on that one I would say.

Vasari is good paint, very good paint, on the whole. I especially like the natural earths.

On the Doak, they're really slowly getting photos up, but even the photo doesn't give much information. Does not seem to be a priority.

Max, have you ever considered making a Manganese Blue? I'd think getting the pigment now would be a real bother, but I don't know. Actually, it's pretty replaceable too isn't it? I have a tube of the Vasari but have never cracked it so can't speak from experience.
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Re: Vasari oil paints?

I have not tried the manganese blue, but I am a devoted Vasari (junky ?) fan! I have and love the Capucine Red Deep and LIght, their Naples yellow also Swamp Green, Cobalt violet pale (another great skin tone "cooler" color for me), Rosebud (!!!) , Cad Orange and Mesa Verde - a super weak warm-ish green that is great in cooling skin tones..

I will be in NYC soon and a pilgrimage is on the docket!
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Old 07-14-2010, 07:03 PM
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Re: Vasari oil paints?

Oh, yeah the Naples Yellow (both Genuine and PBr24) are great and so is the Swamp Green. I like the Sap Green too; it's my favorite except for the Harding. When I cleared out a whole bunch of convenience colors that and the Vasari Christensen Series were some of the few I kept.
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