oil painting 8 x 8 inches
Yesterday, I ran out of water mixable oil (WMO) white paint so decided that it was time to switch to real oils. I was planning to do so when the weather got better and I could open a window or go out side to paint. I'm using odorless turpentine and there is no odor, but I'm sure I'm breathing something that's bad for me. But I think I'll continue with them inside anyway because I'm finding I like them better. It's considerably easier to mix the colors I'm looking for.... maybe that's partly because I've been mixing paint for three weeks; maybe I'm just getting the hang of it. It definitely takes less paint with the oils to mix with white, so the WMOs must have some filler in them. And the real oils are of a better consistency..... buttery and just easier to mix. Some of the WMOs are really stiff and very hard to mix. The brand I've been using is Winsor and Newton which I read are not the best.