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If you love the creamy feel and rich appearance of classic oil paints, but don't like toxic solvents or tedious cleanup, try Daniel Smith Water-Soluble Oils. These vibrant paints are packed with the same premium pigments as Daniel Smith Original Oils, but use a special modified linseed oil binder that cleans up with ordinary water. Made by hand in Seattle, Washington, they have the most finely ground pigments of any water-soluble color line.
Daniel Smith Water-Soluble Oil Colors look identical to their traditional counterparts and offer excellent brushability, a beautiful surface sheen, and uniform drying times. Their color strength is outstanding, even when mixed with Titanium White. For thinning, use water or Daniel Smith Water-Soluble Linseed Oil (or another brand of modified linseed oil). Please note that when you use water, the resulting surface sheen will have a slightly more matte appearance.
Daniel Smith Water-Soluble Oil Colors are ideal for the following artists:
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
First Time Using Water-Soluble Oil Paint
from Los Angeles, CA
Comments about Daniel Smith Water-Soluble Oil Color:
It's been years since I've painted with oil-based paints, so it's difficult to compare these water-soluble paints to the oil-based type.I did not give them five stars yet because I've just started using them and my main concern is the consistency on the canvas. I'm not certain, but they seem to be a bit thinner than regular oils, but, as I said, it's been years.I read all the reviews so I understand not to use water as a thinner, only water-soluble linseed oil.I'm also concerned about having enough gloss, which I really want.I paint in small detail and sometimes it's difficult getting the paint to apply in a tiny spot.But I definitely like the ease of clean-up. That alone is worth using these paints.I will review again after I've tried these paints for a while.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Daniel Smith Water-Soluble Oil Color
from Kansas City
Good product for my projects, easy to use, mix , and excellent color.
Best in Class
from Palm Springs CA
Excellent consistency, coverage, color choice, and pigment density.
Daniel Smith water soluble oil color
By Marilyn R
from San Antonio, Tx
easy clean up
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Definite Favorite Water Soluble Oils
from Vista, CA
My favorite water soluble oils are definitely Daniel Smith. They are the closest to traditional oils that I have tried and I've tried Holbein, Winsor & Newton, and Van Gogh (which have now changed their name). Even their painting mediums work much better than the other brands. They have many single pigment colors that make beautiful mixes rather than mud. My only complaint is they still do not offer as many pigments as I would like. Otherwise superb!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
My new water soluble paint choice.
from Cincinnati, Oh
I'm new to water mixable oils. I started with the Windsor-Newton product. It's okay, but I missed the creaminess of the real thing. I bought one tube of Daniel Smith Titanium white. Nice and creamy! To me the texture is exactly like the oils I've been used to. So, I'm in the process of replacing the W/N with Daniel Smith, one tube at a time!
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Love this Product!
from New Hampshire
I purchased these WS oils because I have sensitivity to oil solvents. For years I have been using acrylics, even the open kind and I just can't seem to get the hang of acrylic paint!! It frustrates me! I discovered this brand, Daniel Smith, and ordered some, I really wanted the chance to paint in oils again! I absolutely love them!! I did a lot of research and this is the best brand out there by far! They use a process that makes them REAL oil paints! They smell, look, and act just like regular oils. The only thing is the cleanup is much easier! I just use a little dish soap in water to clean my brushes and voila! Do not use water as a medium, that is not what it means by water soluble. I also purchased the Daniel Smith medium and oil and it works wonderfully! If any of you out there are looking to make the switch to WS oils, get this brand, you will not be disappointed!
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Daniel Smith the BEST of the Water Soluble Oils
I love traditional oils but many times have to work in situations where I cannot traditional solvents. In these situations I've been using water soluble oils and have switched now almost exclusively to Daniel Smith. The rich pigments, buttery feel, ability to mix, etc. I've tried the Cobra line (what used to be Van Gogh), Winsor Newton & Holbein and the definite winner is Daniel Smith. My only complaint is such a limited color range. Some of my absolute favorites in mixes are Manganese, Hansa Yellow Medium and Quin Violet.
from Northampton, MA
My work took a turn for the better once I discovered these H20 oils. They are the best of all brands I've tried. They are rich in pigment, oil and blend so well. I use water based oil with them and they clean up with water and Murphy's Oil soap. They're not as hard on your brushes either. The paintings have a nice shine to them like regular oils. Blick has them for less than The Daniel smith store. Some of the colors are more pricey so start with the basics and add to your collection gradually, if cost is an issue. So glad a student recommended them to me.
Very oil-like, bright, easy to mix
from Granite Falls, North Carolina
I have tried several brands of water-mixable oil paints, and Daniel Smith's version, so far, wins because of quality, ease of mixing, and reasonable prices. All the colors I have used so far come out of the tube glistening and with an easy flow, making them much easier to mix than some other water-miscible paints I have tried; though, Royal Talens Cobra and Grumbacher (some of them) are quite good also.I use the water-mixable, because of my asthma. These paints have practically turned my off of acrylic paints now. Great product, Daniel Smith!
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