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An artists' quality oil colour in stick form, Winsor & Newton Artists' Oilbar enables painting and drawing freely and directly onto surfaces.
The new Artists' Oilbar is a unique medium because it provides artists with greater buttery consistency and richness of oil colour together with the freedom and directness of pastels or charcoal.
Artists' Oilbar is fundamentally different from oil pastels or oil crayons due to its unique formulation. The new range has a spectrum of 50 colours each of which is produced by combining artists' quality pigments with linseed or safflower oil, blended with specially selected wax. It offers an exciting and versatile way of painting and drawing – from sketching, to sgraffito effects, whether used on its own or with tube oil colour.
In 2011, Winsor & Newton Artists’ Oilbar received a makeover. Now available in 50 colours, this professional oil colour in stick form enables painting and drawing directly onto surfaces, and is fully compatible with Winsor & Newton Artists’ Oil Colour and mediums.
‘Oil paint fashioned into sticks is a brilliant idea, and like so many brilliant ideas it came originally from Picasso, who wanted to draw directly on to canvas with oil paint.’ Graham Giles, a Suffolk- based landscape painter and authority on artists’ materials, is one of a growing number of artists regularly using Artists’ Oilbar in their oil painting.