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PostSubject: Holbein duo and artisan water mixable linseed oil   Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:34 pm

Hi, my name is Miriam and I am a novice to oil painting, the terms (fat over lean) and mediums has been difficult to grasp, but I am slowly getting it. I have recently invested in Holbein water miscible paints and neglected to get the name brand linseed oil by Holbein. However, I have a local art store , who does not sell Holbein , but they do carry Artisan water mixable linseed oil as well as stand oil. I asked them the difference and they were unable to answer, so I picked up both. What is the difference and can I use this linseed oil with Holbein? I have been learning the wet on wet oil painting techniques using traditional oils and decided to switch to water mixable for similar reasons as everyone else. Thanks for taking the time in helping me understand.
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PostSubject: Re: Holbein duo and artisan water mixable linseed oil   Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:30 pm

Welcome to the forum.  Welcome 

As long as they are water-miscible, there should be no problem. If not, the paints become similar to traditional oils. I personally like walnut oil for mixing since the linseed, even in the water miscible kind, bothers my allergies.

Here's a quote about stand oil from Blick, http://www.dickblick.com/products/gamblin-stand-oil/

Stand oil is linseed oil that has been polymerized by heating. It is thicker than cold pressed or alkalai refined oils, and has almost no tendency to yellow. It is useful for glazing, and helps to eliminate brush marks. AP non-toxic.

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PostSubject: Re: Holbein duo and artisan water mixable linseed oil   Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:03 am

Thanks Judy! I'm going to try the Walnut oil with my Holbein paints.
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PostSubject: Re: Holbein duo and artisan water mixable linseed oil   Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:00 am

You might find this discussion helpful as you start to use walnut oil.

http://watersolubleoils.forumotion.com/t297-walnut-oil?highlight=walnut+oil#4629

I only use a tiny dab on the tip of my brush, test to see how thinly I can spread it as a glaze, and add a tad more if it needs it. It's like a recipe..a pinch here and a tad there.

If you "Search" from the menu across the top, you will find additional discussions n the topic.

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PostSubject: Re: Holbein duo and artisan water mixable linseed oil   Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:22 am

Welcome to the forum, sulleynew05!

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PostSubject: Re: Holbein duo and artisan water mixable linseed oil   Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:28 am

Thank You!
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PostSubject: Re: Holbein duo and artisan water mixable linseed oil   Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:31 pm

Welcome Sulley to the Forum...

I persoanlly feel that Holbein are much superior and does not become gummy when mixed with water. Artisan are hard to work with for beginners. However, Judy and Allan (AKA Watermixalbleguy) are using the Artisan successfully,... but they are very experienced. So play along and see.

Also, it matters if you are planning to paint in one sitting or wait for the paint to dry,.... that matters a lot as far as how the paints will feel to you.

However, best of luck to you.

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