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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. Dorland's Wax Medium 4oz

    Dorland's Wax Medium 4oz

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    Regular Price: $9.99

    Plaza Price: $7.99

  2. Dorland's Wax Medium 16oz

    Dorland's Wax Medium 16oz

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    Regular Price: $24.95

    Plaza Price: $19.96

  3. Dorland's Wax Medium 128oz (Gallon)

    Dorland's Wax Medium 128oz (Gallon)

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    Regular Price: $134.95

    Plaza Price: $107.96

  4. Plaza Artists' Oil Set of 6

    Plaza Artists' Oil Set of 6

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    Regular Price: $72.99

    Plaza Price: $32.99

  5. Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Titanium White

    Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Titanium White

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    Regular Price: $9.99

    Plaza Price: $5.00

  6. Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Zinc White

    Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Zinc White

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    Regular Price: $9.99

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  7. Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Titanium-Zinc White

    Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Titanium-Zinc White

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    Regular Price: $9.99

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  8. Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Ivory Black

    Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Ivory Black

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    Regular Price: $9.99

    Plaza Price: $5.00

  9. Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Mars Black

    Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Mars Black

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  10. Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Payne's Gray

    Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Payne's Gray

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    Regular Price: $12.99

    Plaza Price: $6.50

  11. Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Light Red

    Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Light Red

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    Regular Price: $9.99

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  12. Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Alizarin Crimson

    Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Alizarin Crimson

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  13. Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Venetian Red

    Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Venetian Red

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  14. Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Quinacridone Magenta

    Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Quinacridone Magenta

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    Regular Price: $28.99

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  15. Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Cadmium Red Deep

    Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Cadmium Red Deep

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    Regular Price: $24.99

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  16. Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Rose Madder

    Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Rose Madder

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  17. Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Cadmium Red

    Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Cadmium Red

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    Regular Price: $28.99

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  18. Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Cadmium Red Pale

    Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Cadmium Red Pale

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    Regular Price: $24.99

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  19. Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Napthol Red

    Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Napthol Red

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  20. Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Crimson Red

    Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Crimson Red

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    Regular Price: $12.99

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  21. Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Portrait Pink

    Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Portrait Pink

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  22. Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Yellow Ochre

    Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Yellow Ochre

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  23. Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Cadmium Yellow Light

    Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Cadmium Yellow Light

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    Regular Price: $24.99

    Plaza Price: $12.50

  24. Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Cadmium Yellow Medium

    Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Cadmium Yellow Medium

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  25. Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Naples Yellow

    Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Naples Yellow

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  26. Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Indian Yellow

    Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Indian Yellow

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    Regular Price: $14.99

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  27. Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Unbleached Titanium

    Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Unbleached Titanium

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    Regular Price: $9.99

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  28. Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Cadmium Orange

    Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Cadmium Orange

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    Regular Price: $24.99

    Plaza Price: $12.50

  29. Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Diarylide Orange

    Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Diarylide Orange

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    Regular Price: $12.99

    Plaza Price: $6.50

  30. Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Brilliant Yellow Light

    Plaza Artists Oil 37ml Brilliant Yellow Light

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    Regular Price: $12.99

    Plaza Price: $6.50

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