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Re: oil paints


From: Frances Briggs (frances.briggs_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Jul 15 2003 - 08:07:06 PDT

p.s. an additional thought: Gamblin may have improved their paints since I
used them many years ago.

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From: "Frances Briggs" <>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <>
Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2003 11:03 AM
Subject: Re: oil paints

> Hi Becky,
> With regard to Gamblin paints - I would say: Stay Away! I tried these
> paints in my college days when I was experimenting with different brands
> learning about pigment and filler ratios, etc. I remember being really
> disappointed with these paints in terms of the pigments which seemed so
> and didn't mix well. If you want a student grade paint that isn't very
> expensive, I would recommend Utrecht paints. These are the best
> oils you can get. Some of their colors are even better than higher grade
> paints. I'm not sure if they have a store in your area, but you can order
> from them online. You might say they are the prang of the oil world.
> Frances
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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
> using them. An art store manager told me a while back that Gamblin will
> 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
> 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
> 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
> set-up and clean-up.
> Have a good 4th everyone!
> Becky in NC
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