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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 College Oil Paint Set 16 x 35ml Oil Colours Schmincke College Oil Paint Set 16 x 35ml Oil Colours
£59.00
£55.00
3 in stock
Great Starter Oil Paint Set : College Oil Colours 16 x 35ml Tubes 85 001 097 Schmincke College Oil Paints are a good quality student paint. There are 24 colours (18 opaque/semi-opaque colours, 6 transparent/semi-transparent colours) in total and this set includes a comprehensive 16 colours.  This will give you both hot and cold colours, perfect for mixing. Very good light fastness (4 – 5 Stars) Co…
Schmincke Norma Professional Oil Paint Set With Magnetic Box Schmincke Norma Professional Oil Paint Set With Magnetic Box
£65.00
£55.00
3 in stock
Schmincke Norma Oil Paint Set - 7 x 35ml Plus Accessories Oil paint set from the famous German paint company Schmincke. The Schmincke paint set includes: 7 x 35ml tubes of Norma Professional Finest Artists oil colours Colours included: 114 Titanium White; 240 Cadmium Yellow Mix; 112 Cadmium Red Mix; 402 Ultramarine Blue Finest; 502 Chromium Oxide Green ; 600 Raw Light Ochre; 704 Ivory Black 1 x 60…
Cobra Water Mixable Oil Paint Starter Set 5 x 40ml Cobra Water Mixable Oil Paint Starter Set 5 x 40ml
£34.95
£26.00
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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 Oil Paint Set - Travel Case Lukas Studio Oil Paint Set - Travel Case
£27.50
£25.50
1 in stock
Lukas Oil Travel Case Set The perfect oil painting travel companion with 6 colours and 5 short handled brushes. Lukas Studio oil paint is a high quality, student oil colour characterised by its buttery consistency. High colour intensity, gloss and lightfastness. The oil colours dry slowly to a smooth glossy finish and the transparentcy/opacity depends on the shade and pigment. The brushes are resi…
Cobra Water Mixable Oil Colour Set 6 x 20ml Cobra Water Mixable Oil Colour Set 6 x 20ml
£19.95
£15.70
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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…
Lukas Studio Introduction Oil Set of 12 x 20ml Basic Palette Colours Lukas Studio Introduction Oil Set of 12 x 20ml Basic Palette Colours
£29.40
£27.50
1 in stock
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…
Rembrandt Oil Starter Set 6 x 15ml Oil Colours Rembrandt Oil Starter Set 6 x 15ml Oil Colours
£39.95
£27.95
3 in stock
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…
Williamsburg Oil Paint Set Signature Colours The Best Sellers Williamsburg Oil Paint Set Signature Colours The Best Sellers
£49.95
£39.99
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Signature Colour Set - Williamsburg Oil Paint Set 8 x 11ml plus 37m Titanium White If I was going to advise you to have fun with oil paint, explore extra special colours this would be the perfect trial set of the extraordinary Williamsburg paints.  The colours included are all from our best seller list at Pegasus Art: discover the subtleness of Brilliant Yellow Pale, the tinting power of glazing w…
Cobra  Water Mixable Oil Art Starter Set 10x40ml Cobra Water Mixable Oil Art Starter Set 10x40ml
£59.95
£44.99
2 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…
Michael Harding Oil Paints Introductory Set Michael Harding Oil Paints Introductory Set
£46.80
£40.95
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 Starter Set of 10 x 15ml Oil Colours Rembrandt Oil Starter Set of 10 x 15ml Oil Colours
£59.95
£45.00
3 in stock
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…
Winsor & Newton Artists Oil Colour Introductory Set 10x21ml Winsor & Newton Artists Oil Colour Introductory Set 10x21ml offer
£58.00
£48.00
3 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…
Cobra Oil Paint Artist Gift Set 10x40ml +Medium+Dipper Cobra Oil Paint Artist Gift Set 10x40ml +Medium+Dipper offer
£69.95
£49.95
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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…
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
£114.95
£99.50
1 in stock
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.                                      …
Rembrandt Oil Paint Box - Traditional Set in Wooden Case Rembrandt Oil Paint Box - Traditional Set in Wooden Case
£250.00
£180.00
1 in stock
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…
Old Holland Paint Set - Oil Paints Set In Beechwood Box Old Holland Paint Set - Oil Paints Set In Beechwood Box
£253.10
£220.00
1 in stock
This is a beautiful Oil Painting set of eleven 40ml tubes from Old Holland. The colours have been carefully chosen to make a great basic choice of colours: Titanium White Scheveningen Yellow Light Scheveningen Red Light Alizarin Crimson Lake Extra Manganese Blue Deep French Ultramarine Light Extra Scheveningen Green Deep Yellow Ochre Light Burnt Sienna Burnt Umber Ivory Black Extra The set is pack…
Rembrandt Oil Paint Professional Box Set 40ml x12 Rembrandt Oil Paint Professional Box Set 40ml x12
£295.00
£221.00
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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 Paint Primary Colour Set Cobra Water Mixable Oil Paint Primary Colour Set
£19.95
£14.10
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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
£13.80
£11.24
In stock
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
£5.50
£4.40
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' 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 stunning new oil paint range.  Their skilled artisans use th…
Cranfield Artists Oil Colours 40ml Professional Range Cranfield Artists Oil Colours 40ml Professional Range
£7.20
£5.50
In stock
NEW Cranfield Artists' Oil Paints 40ml Tubes 'Made by professionals for professionals' 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 stunning new oil paint range.  Their skilled artisans use the…
Cranfield Spectrum Studio Oil Paint - Fast Drying Titanium White Cranfield Spectrum Studio Oil Paint - Fast Drying Titanium White
£4.80
In stock
Quick Dry Titanium White Oil Paint This fast dring oil paint has the same formulation as Spectrum Studio Oil Titanium White but with some extra driers added to speed up dry times. This Quick Dry Titanium White will start to dry (i.e. feel tacky to the touch) in about 18-24 hours and be touch dry in about 2-3 days in warm dry summertime. Note the fast drying oil paint will be a little slower in col…
Cranfield Spectrum Studio Oil Paints 1 Litre tins Cranfield Spectrum Studio Oil Paints 1 Litre tins
£60.90
Available to order
PLEASE ALLOW 7 - 10 DAYS DELIVERY FOR LARGER SIZES Spectrum Studio Oil Colours are a great choice for Professional Artists, students and beginners. The manufacturers of Spectrum paints take exceptional care with quality and consistency, testing every batch of paint. The Spectrum Studio oil paint is made using the three roller system,finely grinding and mixing until a glossy smooth consistency is a…

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