Oil

Lustrous and versatile, oil paint has appealed to artists since the middle ages. Painters from Van Eyck to Hockney have been drawn to its rich sheen and vibrant colour. The paint is made using finely ground pigment particles suspended in drying oils.

Guide to Oil Painting

 
Rich, lustrous colour that can be squeezed directly from the tube or mixed with mediums to alter consistency and sheen.Rich, lustrous colour that can be squeezed directly from the tube or mixed with mediums to alter consistency and sheen.

Traditional Oil Paint

Rich, lustrous colour that can be squeezed directly from the tube or mixed with mediums to alter consistency and sheen.

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The qualities of traditional oil colour without the need to use solvents. Consistency can be altered with water or water-mixable mediums.The qualities of traditional oil colour without the need to use solvents. Consistency can be altered with water or water-mixable mediums.

Water-mixable Oil Paint

The qualities of traditional oil colour without the need to use solvents. Consistency can be altered with water or water-mixable mediums.

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The qualities of traditional oil colour without the need to use solvents. Consistency can be altered with water or water-mixable mediums.The qualities of traditional oil colour without the need to use solvents. Consistency can be altered with water or water-mixable mediums.

JACKSON'S OIL RANGES

By working directly with the world’s best manufacturers, we’ve developed an extensive range of high-quality, ‘True Value’ art materials.

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Traditional oil paint compressed into a stick and encased in wax. Oil sticks allow you to draw onto canvas with bold oil colours.Traditional oil paint compressed into a stick and encased in wax. Oil sticks allow you to draw onto canvas with bold oil colours.

Oil Bars & Sticks

Traditional oil paint compressed into a stick and encased in wax. Oil sticks allow you to draw onto canvas with bold oil colours.

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Alter the drying time, sheen, texture, or transparency of your paint with a medium, without undermining its structure.Alter the drying time, sheen, texture, or transparency of your paint with a medium, without undermining its structure.

Mediums & Solvents

Alter the drying time, sheen, texture, or transparency of your paint with a medium, without undermining its structure.

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Find the best surface for your technique. Whatever qualities you require, our comprehensive range will help you decide on the right surface for your practice.Find the best surface for your technique. Whatever qualities you require, our comprehensive range will help you decide on the right surface for your practice.

Surfaces

Find the best surface for your technique. Whatever qualities you require, our comprehensive range will help you decide on the right surface for your practice.

Oil paint usually works well with stiff hog hair, but the thinner the paint the softer the brush, and the greater the need for good liquid holding capacity.Oil paint usually works well with stiff hog hair, but the thinner the paint the softer the brush, and the greater the need for good liquid holding capacity.

Oil Brushes

Oil paint usually works well with stiff hog hair, but the thinner the paint the softer the brush, and the greater the need for good liquid holding capacity.

A choice of prepared grounds, including gessoes and primers, that can be applied to surfaces including wood, paper, and canvas.A choice of prepared grounds, including gessoes and primers, that can be applied to surfaces including wood, paper, and canvas.

Oil Grounds

A choice of prepared grounds, including gessoes and primers, that can be applied to surfaces including wood, paper, and canvas.

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This section contains a variety of tools designed to apply paint to substrates in interesting ways, from palette knives to silicone wedges.This section contains a variety of tools designed to apply paint to substrates in interesting ways, from palette knives to silicone wedges.

Tools

This section contains a variety of tools designed to apply paint to substrates in interesting ways, from palette knives to silicone wedges.

Art sets are a great way to try a new medium or brand, or to expand your collection. Sets can cover all the bases and make excellent gifts too.Art sets are a great way to try a new medium or brand, or to expand your collection. Sets can cover all the bases and make excellent gifts too.

Art Sets

Art sets are a great way to try a new medium or brand, or to expand your collection. Sets can cover all the bases and make excellent gifts too.

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We have hundreds of titles to help inspire and motivate your artistic practice.We have hundreds of titles to help inspire and motivate your artistic practice.

Books & Magazines

We have hundreds of titles to help inspire and motivate your artistic practice.

A removable picture varnish that gives tough protection, greater depth, and a unified finish to your work.A removable picture varnish that gives tough protection, greater depth, and a unified finish to your work.

Oil Varnishes

A removable picture varnish that gives tough protection, greater depth, and a unified finish to your work.

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We’ve put together a wide variety of gift ideas for artists of all levels of experience, and catering for all budgets.We’ve put together a wide variety of gift ideas for artists of all levels of experience, and catering for all budgets.

Oil Gifts

We’ve put together a wide variety of gift ideas for artists of all levels of experience, and catering for all budgets.

 

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