Winsor & Newton : Artist Oil Bars
49 colours in 50ml sticks and 1 colourless stick in 50ml
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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.
You can use oil sticks to draw directly on to your support to make crayon-like marks which can then be blended or worked into with oil, turpentine, or oil paint. Some artists like the effect of drawing with an oil stick into wet oil paint on a support as it creates expressive textures. You could also use it to apply watercolour-thin layers of colour by using a brush immersed in turpentine to lift colour from the stick, ready to paint with.
As with conventional oil colour the drying time is relatively slow, but can be sped up by blending the colour with drying agents such as liquin, or adding siccative to an oil based medium. A wonderfully versatile addition to any oil painter's paintbox.
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