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Oil Paint

Oil Paints & Mediums

Plaza Artist Materials offers a variety of supplies for oil paint. Oil paint supplies include paint, mediums, cleaners, solvents and more.

Oil paint has been a widespread painting medium since the Dutch developed it in the fourteenth century. Although oil painting appears complicated, once you know the process it is not as daunting as it may seem. Simply put, one needs only the paint, a solvent, a surface and an assortment of brushes.

Oil paints are made from pigments ground with a binder and are categorized into artist quality and student grade. Artist quality oils contain a higher grade pigment while student grade oils contain less, and are therefore less expensive.

Pigments can be organic or inorganic; they can also be natural or synthetic. Organic pigments are carbon based, and they were originally extracted from plant or animal matter. Organic pigments are usually transparent. Inorganic pigments such as cadmiums, cobalt and earth colors are non-carbon. These are derived mostly from metals. They tend to be opaque, with low value, low chroma and high opacity and they are chemically stable. As the name applies, a natural pigment is one that occurs in nature. These are the least costly to produce, and they can be either organic or inorganic.

Most pigments today are synthetic. Synthetic pigments have been formulated to create new colors or replace expensive, fugitive, toxic or natural pigments from antiquity. They mimic the effects of natural pigments, and can be organic or inorganic. Even though different manufacturers sell the same colors, they are not necessarily equal in hue or quality. It is always a good idea to test different brands until you find your favorite. Higher quality oil paint are worth their initial investment because a little amount goes a long way. When purchasing paint try to include a warm and a cool of each color.

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  1. Georgian Oil Starter Set with Free Brush

    Georgian Oil Starter Set with Free Brush

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    Regular Price: $28.30

    Plaza Price: $14.15

  2. Gamblin Artist's Oil Colors Introductory Set

    Gamblin Artist's Oil Colors Introductory Set

    Price:

    Regular Price: $112.95

    Plaza Price: $67.77

  3. Gamblin FastMatte Alkyd Oil Colors Set

    Gamblin FastMatte Alkyd Oil Colors Set

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    Regular Price: $89.98

    Plaza Price: $53.99

  4. Gamblin Accents On the Landscape Set

    Gamblin Accents On the Landscape Set

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    Regular Price: $119.95

    Plaza Price: $89.96

  5. Gamblin FastMatte 150ml Titanium White

    Gamblin FastMatte 150ml Titanium White

    Price:

    Regular Price: $26.95

    Plaza Price: $20.21

  6. Georgian Oil Starter Set

    Georgian Oil Starter Set

    Price:

    Regular Price: $29.10

    Plaza Price: $23.28

  7. Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Burnt Sienna

    Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Burnt Sienna

    Price:

    Regular Price: $9.95

    Plaza Price: $7.46

  8. Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Cadmium Green

    Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Cadmium Green

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    Regular Price: $24.95

    Plaza Price: $18.71

  9. Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Cadmium Orange

    Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Cadmium Orange

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    Regular Price: $24.95

    Plaza Price: $18.71

  10. Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Cadmium Red Light

    Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Cadmium Red Light

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    Regular Price: $29.45

    Plaza Price: $22.09

  11. Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Cadmium Yellow Light

    Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Cadmium Yellow Light

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    Regular Price: $24.95

    Plaza Price: $18.71

  12. Georgian Oil Introduction Set

    Georgian Oil Introduction Set

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    Regular Price: $45.90

    Plaza Price: $36.72

  13. Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Chromatic Black

    Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Chromatic Black

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    Regular Price: $12.45

    Plaza Price: $9.34

  14. Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Cobalt Blue

    Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Cobalt Blue

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    Regular Price: $29.45

    Plaza Price: $22.09

  15. Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Diozazine Purple

    Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Diozazine Purple

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    Regular Price: $12.45

    Plaza Price: $9.34

  16. Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Hansa Yellow Med

    Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Hansa Yellow Med

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    Regular Price: $17.45

    Plaza Price: $13.09

  17. Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Indian Yellow

    Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Indian Yellow

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    Regular Price: $17.45

    Plaza Price: $13.09

  18. Georgian Oil Selection Set

    Georgian Oil Selection Set

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    Regular Price: $68.80

    Plaza Price: $55.04

  19. Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Ivory Black

    Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Ivory Black

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    Regular Price: $9.95

    Plaza Price: $7.46

  20. Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Manganese Blue Hue

    Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Manganese Blue Hue

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    Regular Price: $12.45

    Plaza Price: $9.34

  21. Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Napthol Scarlet

    Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Napthol Scarlet

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    Regular Price: $12.45

    Plaza Price: $9.34

  22. Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Phthalo Blue

    Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Phthalo Blue

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    Regular Price: $12.45

    Plaza Price: $9.34

  23. Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Phthalo Green

    Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Phthalo Green

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    Regular Price: $12.45

    Plaza Price: $9.34

  24. Georgian Oil Classic Set

    Georgian Oil Classic Set

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    Regular Price: $70.70

    Plaza Price: $56.56

  25. Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Quinacridone Red

    Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Quinacridone Red

    Price:

    Regular Price: $17.45

    Plaza Price: $13.09

  26. Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Raw Umber

    Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Raw Umber

    Price:

    Regular Price: $9.95

    Plaza Price: $7.46

  27. Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Sap Green

    Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Sap Green

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    Regular Price: $12.45

    Plaza Price: $9.34

  28. Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Titanium White

    Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Titanium White

    Price:

    Regular Price: $9.95

    Plaza Price: $7.46

  29. Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Trans Earth Red

    Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Trans Earth Red

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    Regular Price: $17.45

    Plaza Price: $13.09

  30. Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Ultramarine Blue

    Gamblin FastMatte 37ml Ultramarine Blue

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    Regular Price: $12.45

    Plaza Price: $9.34

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