Winsor & Newton Artisan Water Mixable Oil Paint

Winsor & Newton Artisan Water Mixable Oil Paint

winds are newton water mixable oil colors perform just like conventional oil colors except you can use water to clean them up the reason you can do that is because it's been chemically modified to be able to accept the water for cleanup it's still in these tubes of paint just pigment and linseed oil so you can still go through all the techniques that you normally would but the great thing about it is if you have some sort of sensitivity to solvents or you just want the ease of cleanup or like myself I go out and paint in landscape sometimes I don't have to take solvent with me this is a great way to go void that and move forward with your oil painting and they also dry by oxidation just like conventional oil colors that means that the paint needs to come into contact with air to lock into place and form a stable paint film so you want to make sure that you don't thin out your paint with too much water or too much thinner because it's going to separate the pigment they're too far apart and you can lead to cracking and instability in the same way you don't want to add too much oil to the mix either too much oil in your mediums is going to cause the paint to bind up what we call alligatoring it's also not stable and it doesn't look too good either so you want to be careful with that now there's 11 mediums in the range two of them I have here though are the more popular ones linseed oil and stand oil I'm going to use a little bit of sand oil right now pour some of this on the pallet it's got a very honey-like consistency I like stand on it's a little bit more yellowing the Moline seed oil both will provide a gloss and both will improve flow I'm going to take a little bit of the ultramarine here and you want to use only as much oil as you need only as much medium as you need to get the paint to flow again you don't to use too much now look at that it just it really gets it to flow but it's got a nice nice feel to it the brushstrokes level nicely so if I want to use it for glazing that's that's wonderful that's one of the things I always liked about is just a kind of great feel to you really need to feel it to see what's happening and I'm going to take water here of course and clean that up all right wipe off my paintbrush a little bit more and I can do that now also have thinner here too you might wonder well why would I need an artisan thinner or water mixable thinner if I've got water it seems does not make any sense but there's a good reason for that water evaporates more koi then the thinner does so you'll have a longer open working time with that and also what's going to happen is when you introduce water into the paint film light refracts off water differently than other surfaces and what's going to happen it's going to appear a little bit lighter than straight out of the tube without water in that but that's okay it's going to evaporate the water is going to evaporate from the paint film in about a week or two and it's going to return back to its normal color and its normal Sheen so you don't have to worry about that but it's just something to be aware of and we've also got varnishes over here so you can go through the whole entire process of painting through varnishing with water cleanup and we've got a matte satin and a gloss finish over there and you'll notice that the matte and the satin look a little bit cloudy that's because they have matting agents in them to knock down the sheen knock down the gloss so you want to stir them up before you apply them to your paint film and reason you don't want to shake them be careful of that is because you can introduce bubbles to the paint film that's not good for your varnish layer and really important thing with varnishing you still need to wait six to twelve months to varnish the painting again it's like a conventional oil except you have the ability to clean up with water so again that's a wonderful thing to be able to do it's easy works nicely and you can avoid the solvents if that's something that you want to do and also brushes keep in mind that if you're going to use a brush with this or when you use a brush for this you want to use a synthetic brush hog hair or natural hair when it comes into contact with water it's sort of like your own hair too much humidity gives you a bad hair day you can have a bad hair day for your brush as well so when use the synthetic they're more apt to handle water better and not lose their shape

38 thoughts on “Winsor & Newton Artisan Water Mixable Oil Paint”

  1. I too use Winsor & Newton water mixable oil paint when i paint laser cut buildings made of paper board and wood. However i believe by use thinner by mix out the color intense. It´s all matter by try out the effect. Also by use with the water. I also mix the color to get another color.

  2. I may have to try these out next time I need more oil paints. I absolutely hate the clean up of traditional oil paints, with the paint thinner and needing to be in a well ventilated area, having to go outside and spending time cleaning my brushes in a special container (usually my trash can) Not to mention disposing of the paint thinner when I'm done with it. I would much rather use water to clean it up.

  3. Gale, I'm 69 and never painted before and I have just finished my first painting ( using W.M. oil paint ) and I'm very encouraged. So go for it girl!

  4. I have several questions on Water Mixable Oil Paint (WMOP) and I am sure that there are other artists seeking answers. They are:
    1. 1a) What percent (by volume) of the chemical is added to each tube to make it WMOP and 1b) is water ever added by the manufacture?
    2. Is a painting that has WMOP have a shortened longevity (in years) over a conventual oil painting and where water is not added as a thinning medium?

  5. I use Windsor and Newton to my art work in many cases and find it extraordinary. I found intelligent to read the labels and watch this videos to properly use Windsor & Newton oil paints. ,

  6. So how do you remove the linseed-oil from the brush? Can you use soapy water like with the actual paints?

  7. Can you buy the liquins and use for glazing likes the Masters…I know they painted layers of glazes and I'd like to do that but I have respiratory problems and can only use the water soluble paint.
    and why do you have to wait 6 months to varnish?

  8. I am 66 yrs old and haven't painted since I was 18 yrs old! Now I am finally ready to begin again! However,so many new products! Thank you for mentioning the tips about brushes at the end of this clip! That's just one thing I have been researching and the selection is overwhelming! Now I know to buy synthetic as I did purchase these W&N water soluble paints…huge piece of advice, u gave. Now what about gesso and gamsol? What's your recommendation ?thanks in advance.

  9. Did I understand you correctly that you have to wait 6 months to a year before you can varnish a painting when you use the WMO's?

  10. I am painting in a small apartment so I can't use regular oils. I have some WN water mixable oil but haven't used them. Do the thinners smell at all? Thanks!

  11. Aw i thought I could just use water to paint with them, since that is what my art professor told me….? Would just using water alone work? Guess I'll grab some of that other stuff then I suppose, either way.

  12. if you want to do a wet on wet technique, what would I use?  just spray water on the canvas ?  I'm confused.

  13. For oiling out the water mixable oils, we recommend using the Artisan Water Mixable Painting Medium and a clean cloth.  Rub the medium into the dull/sunken areas and allow to dry for one to two days.  Repeat as necessary until the sheen is to your liking.  For more information, feel free to contact our Product Experts at [email protected] or 1-800-933-2542.

  14. Hi, good vid, I've been using these for a while and am just wondering if you have any tips regarding which medium to use for oiling out and how to apply it.

  15. Water breaks down the integrity of the paint so it is recommended to use oil to thin the consistency.

  16. Do I have to use stand oil or linseed oil with these paints? Can't I just use water as a medium to make the paint more fluid?

  17. For assistance with this project it is best to contact our Product Information experts at Blick. They can provide best advice and suggestions about what materials to use and how to use them to achieve the results you are looking for. You can contact them by emai at info @ dickblick . com or you can call toll free at 1-800-933-2542.

  18. I have tried painting plexi with oil paints, but don't like smell and clean-up. Because this has a water component, do you think I could paint on plexi with this?

    (I am able to paint plexi in acrylic only if fully opaque and in enamel – don't give the effect of translucency that I am going for.) Thank you!

  19. If you are working with both regular oil paint and W&N Mixable it is importnant to not mix more than 30% regular oil paint into the water mixable paint or it will no longer have the water soluable properties. If you are not concerned about it being water soluable and will be using solvent for cleaning your brushes, the paints can be mixed at any ratio.

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