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What kind of WSOs do you use?
-WN Artisan
29%
 29% [ 2 ]
-Talens Cobras
14%
 14% [ 1 ]
-Holbein Duo Aqua
14%
 14% [ 1 ]
-Other brand
43%
 43% [ 3 ]
Total Votes : 7
 

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Improv



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PostSubject: Poll: What WSOs do you use?   Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:42 am

Poll: What WSOs do you use? If you chose "other" then please specify which brand.
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PostSubject: Re: Poll: What WSOs do you use?   Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:34 pm

I chose "other", and I use Lukas Berlin.
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PostSubject: Re: Poll: What WSOs do you use?   Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:48 pm

Crystal1 wrote:
I chose "other", and I use Lukas Berlin.

Thanks, I forgot about LB.
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PostSubject: Re: Poll: What WSOs do you use?   Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:47 pm

Holbein Duo Aqua, reigns supreme... It is the leader... Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Poll: What WSOs do you use?   Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:29 am

It will be interesting to see if anyone uses the new Daniel Smith WSO paints.
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PostSubject: Re: Poll: What WSOs do you use?   Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:19 pm

In a purely economic move, I use Artisan but I LOVE Cobras. Darn, how money is making me compromise my art:)

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PostSubject: Re: Poll: What WSOs do you use?   Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:14 pm

watermixableguy wrote:
In a purely economic move, I use Artisan but I LOVE Cobras. Darn, how money is making me compromise my art:)

Are Cobras that much more than Artisan in your area? I always thought that they were around the same price?
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PostSubject: Re: Poll: What WSOs do you use?   Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:21 am

Hi Improv, yes, Cobras are quite expensive here, and not usually available locally.

A couple of price examples are
Cobra Titanium White, 40ml tube at $8.49,
Artisan Titanium White 37ml at $5.99, or 200ml for $16.99

Cobra Cerulean Blue 40ml $23.29.
Artisan Cerulean Blue 37ml $12.75 or 200 ml for $52.29

Artisan is much more affordable and is available in larger tubes, which also helps me afford it.
But I LOVE the way Cobra paint handles; it is sublime.

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PostSubject: Re: Poll: What WSOs do you use?   Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:08 pm

Hi,

Best Prices overall I've seen in Canada on WN Artisans is Toose Arts in Toronto (I'm in Vancouver)

http://www.tooseart.ca/10-paint

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PostSubject: Re: Poll: What WSOs do you use?   Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:23 pm

BTW-Delta Art in Edmonton has a sale on right now-30% off on Cobra WSOs:


http://www.deltaart.ca/index.php/browse/category/id/Cobra
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PostSubject: Re: Poll: What WSOs do you use?   Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:30 pm

Thanks for these links Improv.
I have been ordering from Curry's in Toronto (free shipping over $75) and Wallack's in Ottawa.
Wallack's has better pricing but charges for shipping, so I work out the best deal depending on what I am ordering.

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PostSubject: Re: Poll: What WSOs do you use?   Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:46 pm

You're welcome. Watermixableguy.
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PostSubject: Re: Poll: What WSOs do you use?   Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:38 pm

I have used Artisan's WMO, but they were very difficult for me to paint with. I bought some Cobras and Lucas Berlins at the same time, and neither my friend or I could tell the difference between the two when we were painting. I'm sure the Cobras are better as far as lightfastness and such. But until I can start painting well enough to sell them again, I can only afford the Lukas Berlin.
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PostSubject: Re: Poll: What WSOs do you use?   Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:20 am

The Lukas Berlin are a great brand. My titanium white is always Lukas Berlin.

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PostSubject: Re: Poll: What WSOs do you use?   Sat May 11, 2013 6:19 am

I also use the Lukas Berlin but am slowly adding the Aqua Duos.
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PostSubject: Re: Poll: What WSOs do you use?   Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:53 pm

I orginally tried W&N. I hated them. It scared me off of WSO for a long time. Once I started working for Daniel Smith and they came out they had us all try them out. I really like them compared to what I used in W&N. They are the only ones I have tried.
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PostSubject: Re: Poll: What WSOs do you use?   Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:41 pm

I am getting ready to purchase some WSOs (haven't painted in years, but loved traditional oils/used acrylics but always had to paint fast because of their fast drying times and really didn't like that) ... I am thinking of buying a few WSO colors in maybe 3 brands (e.g. W-N, Holbein, Cobra) to see how they differ and which I prefer.

Question 1) Can I use the different brands together on the same canvas/painting or should I keep them apart?

Question 2) Does anybody ever mix different brands to achieve a desired effect?

Question 3) Any suggestions as to which three or maybe four brands to experiment with? (I am going to get W-Ns as one of my choices.)

Thanks!!
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PostSubject: Re: Poll: What WSOs do you use?   Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:48 pm

The best WSO is Holbein. I would not mix and match... too much work for someone starting out new.

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PostSubject: Re: Poll: What WSOs do you use?   Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:19 pm

Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Poll: What WSOs do you use?   Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:50 pm

I use different brands but my favorite is the Holbein Aqua Duo. I don't see any problem with mixing brands and have never had any problems doing it. I don't understand why it would be too much work?

I like the Lukas Berlins, the Holbein Aqua Duos and have some old Grumbacher Max that I still use but probably wouldn't buy again. Cobra is another popular brand.

If I were to purchase again, I think I'd buy the Cobras and the Aqua Duos and maybe some of the Lukas Berlins since they're so reasonably priced and easy for me to get.
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PostSubject: Re: Poll: What WSOs do you use?   Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:53 am

I also have no problem in mixing brands. I do like the Aqua Duo the best, seconded by Cobra. I have a lot of Windsor Newtons from when I first started and use them also, but when I purchase new ones, it is usually the Holbein Aqua Duo.

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PostSubject: Re: Poll: What WSOs do you use?   Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:49 pm

I've used Cobras and really love them, but they are more expensive than the W&N Artisans that I use, so money has 'weighed in' to the equation. The Cobras handle really nicely, and have strong pigments. The W&N vary in texture from buttery to 'stiff peanut buttery', which can annoy people. Ah well.

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