Fall in Love with Oil Paints.

Oil paints are the most beautiful medium for many artists. It's the scent of turpentine and linseed oil that gives the studio a charm. Canvases painted with oil paints have something that can hardly be substituted for another medium.

The set of oil paints named Prague contains ten shades in a plastic sliding tray. Any shade can be blended from this base line, making it suitable for someone who gets the first paints. However, we will eventually find that we prefer some shades over others, so it is better to buy the desired shades individually; we offer up to 61 tubes of 40 ml. Any smaller amount of paint in the tube is impractical, since the paint consumption cannot be completely reduced, especially when working with a larger format.

Along with the paints, we also need turpentine and linseed. The basic bottle of turpentine is more suitable for outdoor painting or if we are just beginning and we are not sure whether the oil painting will be our favourite technique. If we are serious about painting, it's worth it to stock up on supplies. Turpentine is necessary not only for thinning the paint, but also for washing of brushes. Carefulness is worthwhile in this regard. A good brush is a fairly expensive item and careless treatment quickly devalues it. KOH-I-NOOR offers a wide range of Kolinsky oil paint brushes.

We usually buy linseed oil along with oil paints and mix it with the paint. We must be careful, because if too much oil is added to the paint, the spot will glisten brightly or create a yellow crust. If we use turpentine to dilute the paint, the paint dries faster. Many artists use this option for the underpainting, knowing that they do not need a thick layer of paint, but they merely need to "tone" the canvas. The finished painting can dry for quite a long time (even several months) before it is covered with the final coat of dammar varnish. It's the varnish that makes oil painting shiny and protects the paints from damage.

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