Winsor & Newton make five types of oil paint. The ranges each feature different working properties. Throughout the Winsor & Newton Oil ranges the colours have been formulated with a high proportion of single pigments for brilliance of colour and clean colour mixing.
Artists’ Oil Colour
The Winsor & Newton Artists’ Oil Colour range is their best quality & has the largest array of colours, featuring 120 different shades! It has a rich, buttery consistency.
Winton Oil Colour
The Winsor & Newton Winton Oil student-quality paints are an affordable alternative. It has a stiff, uniform consistency, because the formula has fillers and driers that even out all the differences you get from each pigment. Some artists find that they aren’t bothered by a bit weaker paint for the great savings and the ease of use they get from the uniformity.
Griffin Alkyd Oil Colour
The fast drying Winsor & Newton Griffin Alkyd oil colours are great for painting a first layer – take a break to make a cup of tea and when you return it’s dry enough to continue working. More fluid than traditional oil colour, Griffin dries faster and with greater transparency.
Artisan Water-mixable Oil Colour
The Winsor & Newton Artisan Water-mixable oil colours are perfect for artists who want to avoid using solvents. Looks and works like conventional oil colour and can be mixed with regular oil colour as well, the more regular oil colour you add the less water-mixable it behaves.
The Winsor & Newton Oil Bars are real oil paint formed into fat sticks you can draw with, no brushes needed!
The bars are intermixable with oil colour and mediums and can be dipped in solvent as you draw.
Oil Painting Mediums
Winsor & Newton oil painting mediums and solvents are used to modify the oil colours. Depending on which you choose you can increase or decrease drying time and change the thickness of the paint.
Mediums include the five thicknesses of Liquin (Fine Detail, Original, Light Gel, Oleopasto or Impasto), linseed, safflower and poppy oils, and Painting Medium. The introductory set of small bottles is a good way to explore the painting mediums.
Solvents include English Distilled Turpentine or Sansoder Low-Odour Solvent.
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