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Old 08-20-2009, 01:01 AM
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Question Weber Permalba Oil Paints?

Has anyone had any experience with these? Aside from their Permalba white color, do they have any other colors you find useful in your artwork? I can't seem to find any reviews and the search funtion doesn't want to work for me.

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Old 08-20-2009, 02:03 AM
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Re: Weber Permalba Oil Paints?

This brand is thin, with poor tinting strength. Consistency is loose, not quite soupy. Same as the Bob Ross brand, also made by Weber.

I recommend buying better paints. In the lower price range, try Da Vinci, L&B and Art Spectrum.
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:31 AM
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Re: Weber Permalba Oil Paints?

Thank you! That type of review was just what I was looking for. I won't waste my time on them then.
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Old 08-20-2009, 09:34 PM
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Re: Weber Permalba Oil Paints?

I like them just fine. I haven't used a lot of different brands (Grumbacher, Sennelier, W&N, M.Graham, Williamsburg), but I've been using Permalba oils for my recent plein air experiments. They're soft enough that I don't need to use much medium/oil with them, and I haven't had any problems with coverage/tinting.
I have been curious why no one ever mentions them - are most people who've tried them really dissatisfied?

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Old 08-20-2009, 09:56 PM
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Re: Weber Permalba Oil Paints?

There was a thread about Weber's Permalba White, a while back:


I have a tube of it, and although I never use it/open it, I see that the tube is all stiff/paint all dried up inside, for some reason.
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Old 08-21-2009, 11:06 AM
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Just to mention something that might not be obvious, with any paint of lower pigmentation if you use it with itself its relative weakness (compared to higher-end brands) is much less of an issue, especially considering the relatively good pigmentation of oils compared to other types of paint.

These may be best suited to direct painting (alla prima, premier coup), where the softer consistency helps the speedy process, also because the paint applications are typically not thin - see John Howard Sanden's work for example.

Do you know if your colour is off in hue, value, chroma... or all three?

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