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PostSubject: Hello Water Soluble Artists   Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:46 pm

I'm trying to master this difficult medium. Why walnut oil? Not Safflower oil?
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PostSubject: Re: Hello Water Soluble Artists   Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:09 pm

Walnut oil is supposed to dry with a harder paint coat than Safflower oil, but you don't have to use walnut oil. The mediums that are with the same brand of paint you use are fine. Also, I use Winsor Newton Artisan mediums, but I don't use Winsor Newton Artisan paint. I use several other brands of water mixable paints. I like Artisan thinner and their stand oil mixed together, too. Hope this helps. Happy Painting!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello Water Soluble Artists   Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:28 pm

Hi 57anchors! Welcome to the forum!

I don't use walnut oil. I use the water soluble linseed oil with water with the Holbein duo aqua. As Dayle pointed out you don't need to use walnut oil.

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PostSubject: Re: Hello Water Soluble Artists   Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:24 pm

Hi 57anchors, Welcome to the forum.

I started out using the linseed oil from W/N when I switched from traditional oils, but it was bothering my breathing as bad as the traditional oils did. Someone suggested walnut oil and I have been happy ever since. I've never tried the safflower oil but I know others have. I still get congested during a painting session but not as bad as before switching, but I just make sure that the painting is done in a room where I don't spend a lot of time.

The best thing is to experiment with different mixtures and find the one that works best for you.


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