Griffin Fast Drying Oil Colour offers the excellent advantage of faster drying times compared to traditional oil colours. This means that the traditional oil techniques of both impasto and glazing can be done in considerably less time and a painting can be completed in a single session.
The full range of 50 colours are ideal for working outdoors, and greater transparency means increased depth and clarity for glazes.
Self taught in use of traditional oils some years ago but found drying time a problem - gave up painting for around 15 years and changed to acrylics when starting up again a year ago. Great to use for quick completion but now drying time far too quick for subtle effects/blending etc. Decided to move to alkyds - a brilliant compromise in terms of drying time and although the range of colours is not as great as with traditional paints there is sufficient width to achieve any colour & effect one needs. I agree with a previous reviewer regarding waste etc but if small amounts are put on pallette this need not be a problem. Paintings can be completed very quickly - glazes applied very soon after main colours etc - although just an enthusiastic amateur I would recommend this range to anyone. Trevor Ferguson (Huddersfield) on 3 Jan 2007
Griffin alkyd is an extremely good product for me, because I like the quick drying nature of the paint, but also being able to blend like traditional oils. Shelagh Ward (Falkirk, United Kingdom) on 22 Jun 2012
Just a follow up to the comments below by Geoff Mills regarding paint wastage. I keep my alkyds that are on my palette in the fridge overnight and this allows me to use them again the next day. The paints already mixed on the palette are not usable but the main blobs of colour are and I just transfer them to a new palette the next day and they are fine for at least 2 to 3 days like that, by storing them in the fridge overnight. You can also mix in a small amount of linseed oil to keep the whole palette workable for the next day but this will also mean the painting takes longer to dry. Paul Corfield (Poole, Dorset, UK) on 9 Jan 2007