wOil (Weber Oils) water mixable oil paint has been developed to replicate traditional oil paints but are actually water based. Being a waterbased paint they clean up in warm soapy water and don’t have a strong odour like traditional oils as there is no need to use harsh solvents. wOils are ideal for artists that like to avoid the harsh chemicals that come with using traditional oils. The uniqueness of wOils is developed through the added linseed and safflower oils to pigments, there is actually no water in the ingredient of wOil. The added linseed and safflower creates a stable emulsion for the pigment so that it retains similar working characteristics as traditional oils. This breakthrough "Green Chemistry" employed in the development of its ingredients means that all colours in the wOil range are AP (approved product) non toxic. W-Oils has a smooth buttery consistency with a medium to heavy texture and glides from the paintbrush or palette knife onto the canvas or painting surface.
wOils can be blended with acrylic and traditional oil paints and mediums, with a light fast rating of I or II. When W oils paints are thinned with water the water evaporates from the paint film quickly and leaves behind a traditional film of oil that dries by the means of oxidation.
Weber wOils are available in a range of 32 colours in three series and are available in 37 and 150ml tubes. There is a selection of w-oil painting mediums available in the range. If you find that you love working with w-oils but the colour palette is limited, Cobra by Royal Talens have 70 colours in their water based oil paint range.
Using water soluble oil paints is a fairly new method of painting, in Australia w-oils are heavily endorsed by landscape artist Wayne Clements. Water based oil paints are a great way to begin painting with oils if you are not sure about the medium as you are able to mix either traditional oils with them or acrylics if you want to explore other painting methods more.
Oil paint water, acrylics, traditional oils what is the medium for you? As a team of creative people we ourselves embrace the art supplies that we carry. If you have any questions at all about water based oil paints or any of our products please do not hesitate in getting in contact with us. When checking out with your order don’t forget about our artist VIP membership which will give you unbeatable prices in store and online. Plus keep you up to date with art classes and workshops.
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