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Where to start with oil paints, what colours do you need? How do you know the differences between the different makes? There is so much you can learn but a bit of the basic lore may help.

All oil paints are manufactured from pigments, a binder (a type of oil) and in the more student quality paints a filler. Hence the professional and artist quality paints have the best quality pigments, best quality binders and none or a tiny amount of filler. They are more powerful colours and mix together successfully to clear strong secondary colours. Student quality paints have more filler which dilutes the strength of the pigment and when you come to mix the colours the strength of the secondary colours is less true.

The choice of colours is very personal, as a guide a starter set should consist of two yellows - lemon yellow and a stronger cadmium or equivalent; two reds - cadmium red or an equivalent bright red plus an alizarin, madder or cadmium deep red; two blues - cobalt blue and ultramarine (landscape artists like Cerulean for the sky); a few earth colours - yellow ochre, raw umber, burnt sienna and the stronger white Titanium. Greens can be mixed but Terre Verte is useful for landscape and portrait artists.

Schmincke Norma Professional Finest Artists Oils Paint Set Wooden Box Schmincke Norma Professional Finest Artists Oils Paint Set Wooden Box
£139.75
£110.00
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Schmincke Norma Oil Paint Box Set Oil paint set in a quality walnut stained wooden box from the famous German paint company Schmincke will be a wonderful gift for any artist. The Schmincke paint set includes: 11 x 35ml tubes of Norma Professional Finest Artists oil colours Colours included: Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Lemon, Indian Yellow,Cadmium Red Mix, Madder Red, Ultramarine Blue Light, Pruss…
Cobra Oil Paint Artist Gift Set 10x40ml +Medium+Dipper Cobra Oil Paint Artist Gift Set 10x40ml +Medium+Dipper offer
£69.95
£55.00
1 in stock
Cobra Water Mixable Oil Paint Artist Gift Set Cobra Water Mixable Oil Paint Set 10 x 40ml Cobra Painting Medium 75ml Round Oil Painting Brush Double Dipper Colours included: Titanium White, Permanent Yellow Light, Permanent Orange, Pyrrole Red, Permanent Red Violet Light, Ultramarine, King's Blue, Permanent Green Light, Burnt Sienna, and Ivory Black Cobra Water Mixable is a genuine oil paint. The…
Cobra Water Mixable Oil Paint Starter Set 5 x 40ml Cobra Water Mixable Oil Paint Starter Set 5 x 40ml
£36.50
£28.00
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Cobra Water Mixable Oil Paint Set 5 x 40ml - Starter Set Cobra Water Mixable is a genuine oil paint. The paint is made on the basis of drying oils and does not contain any water. An unusual property of this oil, however, is that it can be mixed with water. Very high-quality pigments are used for this product range and the oil colours have the highest degree of lightfastness +++ (at least 100 years…
Lukas Studio Introduction Oil Set of 12 x 20ml Basic Palette Colours Lukas Studio Introduction Oil Set of 12 x 20ml Basic Palette Colours
£30.00
£27.50
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The Lukas Studio Introduction Set of twelve colours in 20ml tubes will be welcomed by any aspiring oil painting artist. The Lukas Studio oil range is a great standard oil, better than student grade but not as serious as Old Holland or Williamsburg Handmade Oil Paints which we also stock at Pegasus Art. This set of Lukas oil colours will be very suitable for oil painting for beginners or those peop…
Schmincke College Oil Paint Student Set 8 x 60ml Colours Schmincke College Oil Paint Student Set 8 x 60ml Colours offer
£38.50
£35.00
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Schmincke College Oil Paint - Artists' oil colours in student quality Great starter set of 8 colours in 60ml tubes 8 brilliant colours Excellent lightfastness Very good mixability Dried fast and evenly Smooth, buttery consistency Schmincke College oil paints have a soft consistency, perfect for mark making, brush and painting knives. The set contains the following colours: – 100 Titanium White – 2…
Cobra  Water Mixable Oil Art Starter Set 10x40ml Cobra Water Mixable Oil Art Starter Set 10x40ml
£59.95
£49.00
1 in stock
Cobra Water Mixable Oil Paint Set 10 x 40ml - Starter Value Pack. Colours included: Titanium White, Permanent Yellow Light, Permanent Orange, Pyrrole Red, Permanent Red Violet Light, Ultramarine, King's Blue, Permanent Green Light, Burnt Sienna, and Ivory Black Cobra Water Mixable is a genuine oil paint. The paint is made on the basis of drying oils and does not contain any water. An unusual prope…
Michael Harding Oil Paints Introductory Set Michael Harding Oil Paints Introductory Set
£50.17
£44.50
2 in stock
Michael Harding Oil Paint Introductory Set 6 x 40ml: Titanium White No 2; Yellow Lake 110; Yellow Ochre 118; Ultramarine 113; Scarlet 205; Burnt Sienna 125 Michael Harding Oil Paints - Professional Quality, beautiful to paint with and high pigment load Michael Harding's paints are made using techniques which dates back to the days of the Old Masters. There is a very simple reason for this arduous…
Rembrandt Oil  Paint Set of 10 x 15ml Oil Colours Rembrandt Oil Paint Set of 10 x 15ml Oil Colours
£59.95
£45.00
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Rembrandt oil colour starter set of 10 x 15ml oil paints - comprehensive colour range in small tubes, perfect for travelling. Rembrandt, the top range of oil paints from Royal Talents known for its superior quality is based on the best raw materials. This allows Rembrandt products to boast unique characteristics such as maximum fineness, lightfastness and durability. Contents: • 10 tubes 15 ml Rem…
Rembrandt Oil Paint Box - Traditional Set in Wooden Case Rembrandt Oil Paint Box - Traditional Set in Wooden Case
£275.00
£180.00
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Rembrandt Fine Oil Paint Traditional Wooden Box Set Rembrandt, the top range of oil paints from Royal Talens known for its superior quality is based on the best raw materials. This allows Rembrandt products to boast unique characteristics such as maximum fineness, lightfastness and durability. Contents: 15 tubes x 15 ml Rembrandt oil colour 1 tube 40 ml Rembrandt oil colour 1 bottle 75 ml Talens P…
Winsor & Newton Artists Oil Colour Introductory Set 10x21ml Winsor & Newton Artists Oil Colour Introductory Set 10x21ml offer
£60.95
£49.90
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Winsor & Newton Artists' Introductory Oil Colour Set 10 x 21ml tubes Perfect present of artist quality paints for those starting out with oil painting or alternatively a fabulous travel set with good range of mixing colours for the more experienced artist. This introductory set contains 10 x 21ml tubes of Artists’ Oil Colour: Winsor Yellow, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Green Hue, Winsor Blue (Red…
Rembrandt Oil Paint Professional Box Set 40ml x12 Rembrandt Oil Paint Professional Box Set 40ml x12
£325.00
£259.00
1 in stock
Professional Rembrandt Oil Paint Box Set : 12 x 40ml Tubes, 1 x 60ml Tube plus accessories Professional Wood Box Set This beautifully crafted wood travel box is the ideal gift for the professional or aspiring artist in your life. The box has a handle for easy transportatation and contains full size 40 ml tubes making it easy to buy replacement colours. It contains a variety of Rembrandt Artists' O…
Cobra Water Mixable Oil Colour Set 6 x 20ml Cobra Water Mixable Oil Colour Set 6 x 20ml
£22.95
£15.99
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Cobra Water Mixable Oil Paint Set 6 x 20ml - Trial Set Cobra Water Mixable is a genuine oil paint. The paint is made on the basis of drying oils and does not contain any water. An unusual property of this oil, however, is that it can be mixed with water. Very high-quality pigments are used for this product range and the oil colours have the highest degree of lightfastness +++ (at least 100 years l…
Cobra Water Mixable Oil Paint Primary Colour Set 5x20ml Cobra Water Mixable Oil Paint Primary Colour Set 5x20ml
£20.95
£15.99
1 in stock
Cobra Water Mixable Oil Paints Primary Colour Mixing Set 5 x 20ml Tubes The perfect way to try out the artist quality Cobra Oil Paints which mix with water not turpentine. No nasty smells, you are able to paint with oils in your art clubs, take on holiday, take to art classes, use in schools and colleges safely - numerous advantages Primary Colours included: 105 Titanium White, 275 Primary Yellow,…
Cobra Water Mixable Oil Paints - Artist Quality 30 Cobra x 150ml Cobra Water Mixable Oil Paints - Artist Quality 30 Cobra x 150ml
£14.50
£12.00
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Cobra Water Mixable is a genuine oil paint. The paint is made on the basis of drying oils and does not contain any water. An unusual property of this oil, however, is that it can be mixed with water. The paint can be used in all the usual oil paint techniques. Very high-quality pigments are used for this product range. All colours (70) have the highest degree of lightfastness +++ (at least 100 yea…
Cobra Water Mixable Oil Paints - Artist Quality 70 Cobra x 40ml Cobra Water Mixable Oil Paints - Artist Quality 70 Cobra x 40ml
£5.75
£4.80
In stock
Cobra Water Mixable is a genuine oil paint. An unusual property of this oil, however, is that it can be mixed with water. The paint is made on the basis of drying oils and does not contain any water. The paint can be used in all the usual oil paint techniques. Very high-quality pigments are used for this product range. All colours (70) have the highest degree of lightfastness +++ (at least 100 yea…
Cranfield Artists Oil Colours 225ml Professional Range Cranfield Artists Oil Colours 225ml Professional Range
£28.80
£21.60
In stock
NEW Cranfield Artists' Oil Paints 225ml Tubes 'Made by professionals for professionals' PLEASE ALLOW 7-10 DAYS TO PROCESS AND DELIVER YOUR ORDER Pegasus Art keep good stocks of Cranfield Artists' oils and we also have a weekly delivery. If for some reason there is a delay to your order we will contact you. With so much paint making history the skilled artisans at Cranfield have come up with a stun…

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