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The Zinc White Oil Paint Debate

Zinc White (PW4) is a cool, semi-transparent white pigment composed of zinc oxide which has been used in artist paints since the 18th century. It is commonly found in paints labeled as Mixing White and Transparent White, and is also often added to Titanium White (PW6) to improve its handling qualities. Recently there has been […]

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Art et peinture

Mediums Are the Key to Water-mixable Oil Paints

Most water-mixable oil painters use mediums to increase the flow of their paints instead of water and only use water to clean up – I like to think of water-mixable oils as water-washable oils. There are also mediums for extending, thickening, and increasing or decreasing the drying times of the paint. At Jackson’s, there are […]

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Making Beeswax Impasto Medium for Oil Painting

Beeswax Impasto Medium is a traditional oil painter’s medium that is used to thicken paint. You can buy it ready-prepared or make your own. Vincent Gordon takes us through the steps of how to make it yourself. The paints at the top are soft and buttery. The paints at the bottom have been mixed with […]