Oil Paint Set???

Discussion in 'Art' started by Disconformitized, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. Disconformitized

    Disconformitized Member

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    for anyone that knows stuff about oil paints,,, What should i look for in getting my first set of oil paints...

    I'm experienced with other 2-d mediums, including acrlyic paints...

    But what should i look out for when getting a Oil Set...

    Like should i got out and get Oil specific brushes / palet knives?

    Also is it easier to obtain a wider range of colors with only a couple tubes? like are oils easier than acrlyics when it comes to producing different value & shades from a base tube (and then maybe blacks and whites)?

    One last thing, what other mediums should i get. I know i'll need turbinetine (or the equivalent) for cleaning brushes... I know theres other mixing mediums that like help the colors spread and mix, i was reading about the different types. Do i just need lynseed oil? or are different mixing mediums used for different purposes...

    And if it makes a difference, I plan on painting abstract surrealist type stuff... nothing too directly representational... I really would pay most of my attention to color gradiation and organic shapes/curves. But mostly color gradiation... is there a certain medium that makes gradiations more dramatic or distinct or smoother?


    Thx in advance... I know oils arent cheap, so i should expect to shell out a good 100$ for roughly 8 tubes and then the mediums.... right?
     
  2. Court_lew_0216

    Court_lew_0216 True Aquarius

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    Having had experince with oil painting {my grandmother actually teaches it} i would start out with the basic colors.... a small jar of turpentine..... a bottle of linseed oil..... a big pallette..... a pallette knife or two.... and different sized/angled brushes.......... The part that's going to kill you money wise is the brushes.... they're outrageous. . . but those are the basics for beginning ......
     
  3. Disconformitized

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    ok even if u dont know too much about oil paints i still need help....

    If i have old canvases with arylic already painted on them, do i need to cover the acrlyic with primer or gesso before i Paint on the same canvases with Oil Paints? Like will the oil soak into the arylic too much? I'm pretty sure i gessoed the cavas before i painted acrylics on them... please help me!!!!

    Do i have to reprime them? or is acrlyic a sufficient base? or should i put down a base layer of Oil?
     
  4. Oz!

    Oz! Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

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    you should be able to paint oil onto acrylic quite happily (I use acrylics for backblocking colour on an oil canvas alla time) :)

    it might lengthen drying time for the oils slightly, remember to plan for that...but otherwise no probs

    it doesn't work the other way around tho' (acrylic onto oil)
     
  5. Disconformitized

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    haha thx alot, i actually just called a painting teacher from a local artists guild and she told me the same exact thing
     

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