The Best Oil Paints & Brands

Before we get started discussing and outlining the best oil paints and oil paint brands, it is important to understand that every artist has their own unique wants and needs when painting in oils. Oil Paints are a pleasure to paint with and have many benefits over acrylics. Oil Paints dry more slowly than acrylics and…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 07/01/2022

Artist Tessa Nicole – Meet Arizona’s Self-Taught Impressionist Palette Knife Oil Painter

Self-taught artist, Tessa Nicole, has only been painting for 5 years. While it first began as a “new hobby”, she has tirelessly worked her way up to creating full-time and selling her work all around the world. Her vibrant color schemes and dramatic texture add a new life to every space and keep collectors smiling…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 12/08/2020

Water Mixable Oil Paints – Introduction to Solvent-Free Oil Painting

Jerry’s LIVE Episode #92 – Water Mixable Oils: An Introduction to Solvent-Free Oil Painting Featuring: LUKAS Berlin Water Mixable Oils! So you’ve always wanted to try oil painting, but you have asthma, a compromised immune system, or other health issues that have kept you from it? The water mixable oils revolution can change all that!…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 20/02/2019

Oil Painting Mediums Questions, Drying Oils & Mediums

Jerry’s LIVE Episode #80: with Guest Jimmy Leslie  From the beginning oil painter to the well-heeled professional, EVERYONE can learn a little something from esteemed guest, Jimmy Leslie! Armed with the knowledge of proper oil painting etiquette and Winsor & Newton Oils and Mediums, Jimmy gives the best explanations of fat over lean, drying oils…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 24/10/2018

Impasto Medium – How To Thicken Your Oil Paints

Why Use Impasto Medium: Paint In Heavy Impasto Techniques Without Wasting Valuable Pigment! Layers Will Dry Without Shrinking, Cracking Or Wrinkling! In this article we are focusing on LUKAS Impasto Oil Painting Medium used to mix with oil paints for impasto techniques.  What is LUKAS Painting Butter? Lukas Painting Butter is very heavy bodied and therefore gives…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 12/09/2018

Natural Turpentine Alternatives & Substitutes

A Safer, Natural Alternative to Turpentine – Chelsea Classical Studio Lavender Spike Oil Essence The Chelsea Classical Medium, Lavender Spike Oil Essence has a distinctive, sweet lavender scent, and is a safer, natural alternative to Turpentine and does not cause chronic health problems that are often associated with turpentine or odorless petroleum mineral spirits.  Non-toxic alternatives…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 13/08/2018

Oil Paints Explained, Traditional oil painting!

Jerry’s LIVE Episode 55 Learn more about traditional oil painting and what the different brands on the market can offer the oil painter– from budding beginner to seasoned professional.   Details Oil painting came to favor with artists during the 14th century, where it quickly replaced egg tempera as the primary painting medium. Originally oil…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 02/05/2018

Lifelike Brilliant Oil Color Paint For Expressing the World Around You – Charvin Fine Oils

Charvin Fine Artists’ Oil Paints are an Elite Artists’ Oil From The French Riviera. One Of The Most Honored And Time Tested Recipes For Oil Color Production, Charvin Fine Artists’ Oils use some of the oldest recipes still in use! Based on over 175 years of experience, Charvin has created a high quality elite oil…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 08/02/2018

Artist Spotlight- Soho Oil Paint Review by Artist David Kofton

For years, I have been addressed as a most prolific artist. I am not sure if I fit that mold, but I do push out a lot of paint, words, pastels, graphite and sculpture. Yes, it has not been unusual for me to push out 150-200 pieces a year. Many have said, “Slow down.” Many…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 11/07/2017

A Revolutionary Bright Idea for Oil Colorists

Most experts will agree that linseed oil is the most flexible of all the oils used in the production of oil color.  The reason pale oils are used is because linseed oil was not all that pale and tended to give a slight yellowish cast when the painting was finished. Additionally, it would darken over time,…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 16/11/2016