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Re: oil paints


From: Judy Nagel (jdnag_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Jul 14 2003 - 08:27:16 PDT

FYI On page 60 in the Sax catalog you can find the True Flow Odorless
Turpentine Substitute. It is a good solvent and thinner and comes in a
gallon container for a good price. Product #191 1171 $17.45. Hope this
Judy Nagel
Sax Arts & Crafts
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From: "Cynthia Houppert" <>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <>
Sent: Monday, July 14, 2003 9:42 AM
Subject: Re: oil paints

> Hi Becky,
> With regards to oil paints, Cliiford Chieffo's book,
> the Contemporary Oil Painters Handbook, thoroughly explains the chemical
composition and origin of pigments, solvents and driers. It is available
through university book stores and probably online.
> Mr. Chieffo writes the technical section for American Artist magazine.
While studying fine art in a university setting, the students were advised
to used Grumbacher with mineral spirits as the solvent. It's odorless and
less expensive than turpentine.
> Regards,
> Cynthia Houppert
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> --------- Original Message ---------
> DATE: Mon, 14 Jul 2003 07:42:46
> From: "Rebecca Stone-Danahy" <>
> To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <>
> Cc:
> >Dear Friends,
> >For those of you that paint in oils...what brand do your prefer? I have
been researching Gamblin paints but have yet to talk to an artist that loves
using them. An art store manager told me a while back that Gamblin will be
the future of paints created because they are more environmentally sound.
> >
> >I want to teach oils in the classroom next year at the high school level
and was thinking that Gamblin student grade would be the way to go. I do
have the artista brand water-soluble oils in the classroom but so far I
don't "love" them.
> >
> >I myself am getting back into oils as I just can't get excited about
using acrylics anymore. Any suggestions on setting up the home studio (off
of my kitchen) with oil paints and solvents would be greatly appreciated!
It's been 11 years since I have used the oil paints and I am feeling unsure
about set-up and clean-up.
> >
> >Have a good 4th everyone!
> >
> >Becky in NC
> >
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