Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colour has been specifically developed to appear and work just like conventional oil colour.
The key difference between Artisan and conventional oils is its ability to thin and clean up with water. Hazardous solvents are not necessary for Artisan and artists can enjoy a safer painting environment, making it ideal for artists who share a work space, schools or painting at home.
I use them in conjuction with the available thinner and quick drying medium and safflower oil that is made for them and available on this site. DON'T use water to thin them, just use it to clean your brushes with which is a real boon, as there are no nasty substances involved.
There is no smell and they are just like conventional oils, giving a lovely finish.
They are fantastic for home use and also travelling as there are no volatile substances involved. I really like these and use them every day. David Molloy (Rossendale,, United Kingdom) on 13 Nov 2012
I have tried standard oils, Griffin Alkyd, Acrylic
and then I found what I was looking for in these paints. The brightness of acrylic and the flexibility of oil. No fumes and easy to clean up. Mark Dobbin (Belfast, United Kingdom) on 19 Jun 2012
I much prefer this as the smell when with full oils is terrible in the house. Sheila Chesney (Herne Bay, United Kingdom) on 1 Oct 2012