Water Mixable Oil (Artisan)

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  • Unlike traditional oils, this range can be thinned and cleaned up with water, and all brushes and equipment can be cleaned up with soap and water.
  • With a balanced spectrum of 40 colours, Artisan includes 25 single pigment colours for colour brilliance and clean colour mixing.

No Hazardous Solvents
Since it does not need hazardous solvents, Artisan is ideal for artists who share a work space, for those in education or at home, those looking for a safer painting environment, and for travel.

Pigments & Binder
There is no water within the Artisan formulation; the linseed and safflower oils have been modified to allow the colour to accept water. This creates a stable emulsion, and retains the working characteristics of conventional oil colour.

The pigments, together with the most suitable oil, bring out each colour’s individual characteristics, from opacity to natural transparency. 

Consistency & Texture
With a buttery, thick consistency, a broad variety of techniques can be achieved and the colour can be thinned as required. 

Surface Sheen
Each pigment needs different levels of oil in the formulation, so the sheen may differ slightly from colour to colour. The addition of water as a solvent, as well as the use of mediums, will also alter the sheen.

Complementary Mediums
Artisan has its own range of thinners, oils, mediums and varnishes to allow all oil painting techniques. Created specifically for Artisan these ensure the best performance and a painting experience very close to traditional oils.