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Re: oil paints


From: Patty Phillips (plphillips_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Jul 14 2003 - 18:38:29 PDT

I went to an in-service this summer in which we were introduced to
solvent-free oils. They are made with walnut oil so turp isn't used. These
oils are made by M. Graham & Co.- We just made a color
wheel and a value chart so I didn't get to experiment much, but they seemed
pretty good just a little on the transparent side.

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From: "Rebecca Stone-Danahy" <>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <>
Sent: Monday, July 14, 2003 7:42 AM
Subject: oil paints

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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