Oil Paint is pretty much the Rolls Royce of paints, worldwide it is the most respected and sought after of paints for all of its beautiful attributes and qualities. A lot of people, even longtime artists shy away from it because of the technical aspects, the drying times, the brands of paint with their different binders and pigments, chemicals, mediums, costs, and so on. Honestly, coming from someone who has been oil painting since high school, it is really not that big of de
What can I say, I love Lukas brand oils. I'm not an employee of theirs, I just admire the hell out of their paint and their legacy, and for good reason.
In the past I used Winton and other brands, but nothing impressed me more than Lukas once I went in their direction. Lukas is known for a smooth, velvety, buttery paint that dries fairly quickly thanks to a special recipe of beeswax added to the oil mixture. I like faster drying paints, others may hate them, it's really
WInton (Winsor Newton) Oils are one of the most ubiquitous oil brands, they're found in the majority of art stores (Michaels, etc) and have a long history. The brand has a reputation for being somewhat of a "starter" brand with it's popularity among students and beginners. This is by no means saying that winton is only for amateurs, Winton is a fine brand and many seasoned painters use it. I used Winton for years and years when I was starting out. The first oil paints I ever