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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.

Cranfield Artists Oil Colours 40ml Professional Range Cranfield Artists Oil Colours 40ml Professional Range
£7.20
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NEW Cranfield Artists' Oil Paints 40ml 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…
Cranfield Spectrum Studio Oil Paint - Fast Drying Titanium White Cranfield Spectrum Studio Oil Paint - Fast Drying Titanium White
£5.10
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Cranfield Spectrum Studio Oil Fast Drying Titanium White 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. Quick Dry Titanium White Oil Paint This fast dring oil paint has the same formulation as Spectrum Studio Oil Titanium Whit…
Schmincke Norma Professional Finest Artists Oils Paint Set Wooden Box Schmincke Norma Professional Finest Artists Oils Paint Set Wooden Box
£140.95
£110.99
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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…
Williamsburg Oil Paint Set Basic 11 - 6x40ml tubes + one 150ml tube of Tit/Zinc White Williamsburg Oil Paint Set Basic 11 - 6x40ml tubes + one 150ml tube of Tit/Zinc White
£125.00
£109.00
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Basic Painting Set II of Oil Paint Colours from Williamsburg. 6 x 40ml + Titanium/Zinc White 150ml If you ask the question what are the best oil paints, Williamsburg are one of the top. A set of six 40 ml. tubes, along with one 150 ml. tube of white. A great set for any artist who loves to paint in oils or as an introduction to the Williamsburg line of paints.                                      …
Cobra Water Mixable Oil Paint Starter Set 5 x 40ml Cobra Water Mixable Oil Paint Starter Set 5 x 40ml
£37.80
£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…
Cranfield Artists Oil Colours 225ml Professional Range Cranfield Artists Oil Colours 225ml Professional Range
£28.80
£21.60
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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 stu…
Cranfield Spectrum Studio Oil Paints 60ml Tubes Cranfield Spectrum Studio Oil Paints 60ml Tubes
£5.64
£5.10
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CRANFIELD DELIVERIES ARE DELAYED DURING THE CORONAVIRUS, YOUR ORDER WILL TAKE MORE TIME TO PROCESS AND DELIVER  PLEASE ALLOW 7 - 10 DAYS DELIVERY** **NB: We keep large stocks of all Cranfield products and have deliveries arriving every week. Our website allows you to order products at all times and if for some reason something is unavailable immediately it will arrive with us the following week. S…
Rembrandt Oil Paint Set Starter 6 x 15ml Oil Colours Rembrandt Oil Paint Set Starter 6 x 15ml Oil Colours
£39.95
£27.95
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Rembrandt oil colour starter set of 6 x 15ml oil paints- perfect for travel. 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. Extra fine quality • Highest degree of lightfastness • Very pure and intense co…
Cranfield Spectrum Studio Oil Paints 225ml Tubes Cranfield Spectrum Studio Oil Paints 225ml Tubes
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CRANFIELD DELIVERIES ARE DELAYED DURING THE CORONAVIRUS, YOUR ORDER WILL TAKE MORE TIME TO PROCESS AND DELIVER  PLEASE ALLOW 7 - 10 DAYS DELIVERY** **NB: We keep large stocks of all Cranfield products and have deliveries arriving every week. Our website allows you to order products at all times and if for some reason something is unavailable immediately it will arrive with us the following week. S…
Cranfield Spectrum Studio Oil Paints 1 Litre tins Cranfield Spectrum Studio Oil Paints 1 Litre tins
£68.88
£62.10
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CRANFIELD DELIVERIES ARE DELAYED DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PLEASE ALLOW 7 - 10 DAYS DELIVERY** **NB: We keep large stocks of all Cranfield products and have deliveries arriving every week. Our website allows you to order products at all times and if for some reason something is unavailable immediately it will arrive with us the following week. Should there be a stock issue at times of high demand a m…
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…
Cranfield Spectrum Studio Oil Paints 2.5 Litre Tins Cranfield Spectrum Studio Oil Paints 2.5 Litre Tins
£166.80
£150.30
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CRANFIELD DELIVERIES ARE DELAYED DURING THE CORONAVIRUS, YOUR ORDER WILL TAKE MORE TIME TO PROCESS AND DELIVER PLEASE ALLOW 14-18 DAYS DELIVERY FOR LARGER SIZES PLEASE ALLOW A LONGER TIME 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. Spectrum Studi…
Michael Harding Oil Paints Introductory Set 6 x 40ml Michael Harding Oil Paints Introductory Set 6 x 40ml
£51.90
£44.50
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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…
Cobra  Water Mixable Oil Art Starter Set 10x40ml Cobra Water Mixable Oil Art Starter Set 10x40ml
£62.05
£49.00
3 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 prop…
Old Holland Classic Oil Paint Introductory Set 6x18ml Old Holland Classic Oil Paint Introductory Set 6x18ml
£52.00
£49.00
2 in stock
Perfect Introduction Set of Oil Holland Classic Oil Paints 6 x 18ml tubes - great size for plein air painting Colours included make a successful mixing palette Titanium White Scheveningen Yellow Light Scheveningen Red Light Ultramarine Burnt Umber Old Holland Magenta
Winsor & Newton Artists Oil Colour Introductory Set 10x21ml Winsor & Newton Artists Oil Colour Introductory Set 10x21ml offer
£62.80
£49.90
1 in stock
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…

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