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Developed by Holbein to offer the same high pigment quality and archival characteristics of Holbein's Artists' Oil line while allowing soap-and-water cleanup, Duo Aqua Oils are characterized by rich hues, high chroma, excellent resistance to light, and 17 "Elite" colors that contain heavy metal pigments such as quinacridones, cadmiums and cobalts.
Holbein Duo Aqua Oil Colors can be diluted with water, which creates a "melting" effect. A unique surface active agent helps them dry faster than traditional oils, allowing work to be completed in a shorter period of time.
Holbein Duo Aqua Oils can be mixed with acrylics, watercolors, gouache, and oils, to create a variety of effects and make possible a variety of techniques. They can even be mixed with metallic and pearlescent watercolors to create colors that do not normally exist in oil color palettes. Duo Aqua Oil Colors are no longer watersoluble when mixed with more than 30% traditional oil color.
Because they clean up with soap and water instead of harsh solvents, Duo Aqua Oil Colors are safer than traditional oils for use in the studio or classroom.
Note — Holbein's five "Luminous" colors should not be considered permanent. They will degrade with exposure to ultraviolet light. The lifespan of such works can be expanded greatly if they are shielded from ultraviolet light.
Assorted Set of 12
This set contains 11 colors in 20 ml (.68 oz) tubes, including Cadmium Red Deep Hue, Vermilion Hue, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow Light Hue, Cadmium Green Light Hue, Cadmium Green Hue, Ultramarine Light, Cobalt Blue Hue, Burnt Sienna, and Ivory Black. The set also includes a 50 ml (1.69 oz) tube of Permanent White.
Color and Linseed Oil Set
This set contains 10 Duo colors in 10 ml (.34 oz) tubes including Cadmium Red Deep Hue, Vermilion Hue, Cadmium Yellow Light Hue, Cadmium Green Light Hue, Cadmium Green Hue, Cobalt Blue Hue, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Ivory Black, and Permanent White, plus a 40 ml (1.4 oz) bottle of Duo Water Soluble Linseed Oil, which increases transparency and gloss while still allowing for soap-and-water cleanup.
Color and Quick Drying Medium Set
This set offers the artist a wide-ranging palette of 18 Duo colors in 20 ml (.68 oz) tubes including Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Deep Hue, Vermilion Hue, Jaune Brilliant, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow Light Hue, Viridian Hue, Cadmium Green Light Hue, Cadmium Green Hue, Cerulean Blue Hue, Ultramarine Light, Prussian Blue, Cobalt Blue Hue, Mauve, Burnt Umber, and Burnt Sienna, plus a 50 ml tube of Permanent White. Also included is a 50 ml (1.69 oz) tube of Quick Drying Medium Gloss Paste, which adds body and imparts a transparent gloss finish while dramatically accelerating drying time.
A great choice for plein air painting, this set contains 10 Duo colors in 10 ml (.34 oz) tubes including Cadmium Red Deep Hue, Vermillion Hue, Cadmium Yellow Light Hue, Cadmium Green Light Hue, Cadmium Green Hue, Cobalt Blue Hue, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Ivory Black, and Permanent White.
Traditional pigment paints, including real cadmiums and cobalts, are brought together in this set of 12 Duo colors including Spinel Black, Anthraquinone Red, Cadmium Red, Yellow Ochre Natural, Cadmium Yellow, Phthalo Green, Cadmium Green, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Deep, Phthalo Blue, and Imadazalone Brown in 20 ml (.68 oz) tubes, plus a 50 ml (1.69 oz) tube of Permanent White.
If you're curious about trying Holbein Duo Aqua Water Soluble Oils, this set is a great way to start. It contains 12 colors in 10 ml (.34 oz) tubes including Cadmium Red Deep Hue, Vermilion Hue, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Light Hue, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Green Light Hue, Cadmium Green Hue, Cobalt Blue Hue, Ultramarine Light, Burnt Sienna, Ivory Black, and Permanent White.
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
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Absolutely love this paint
from Jasper, gA
Comments about Holbein Duo Aqua Water Soluble Oils:
This oil paint has vibrant color and is a pleasure to work with. Highly recommend!!
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from Jasper ga
Used these paints for the first time yesterday. Love!!!
Great product. Will continue purchasing more in the future.
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Smooth and creamy
from Chelmsford, MA
These paints have vibrant colors and smooth texture. They are as close to alkyd paints as I have found so far, having tried 5-6 other brands. I use them for landscape and still life work. The paints dry faster than regular oils and there is no solvent off gassing so I can use them anywhere in my house. The pricing is generally fair and excellent when the product is on sale.
Nice quality oils
from central NY
I primarily paint with acrylics, so have no idea how the quality or price compare to regular oils. They are a good quality, nice consistency, colors are bright and deep. They seem to grey out when colors are mixed together but that is likely my fault, mixing warm colors with cool. I love being able to experiment with oils that have a low odor (when stuck indoors with windows closed during long winters), and that clean up so easily with soap and water.
Best colors, best consistency, great price!
from Layton, Utah
I love these paints. I have never gotten an old tube, they're always fresh and buttery. There are colors of Holbein that you will not find in other brands. I use this straight out of the tube and blend on the canvas and I love the results!
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from Lexington, SC
Using this product on a large canvas I used a few tubes. I found them all to be of consistent quality. The color is very rich and covers well with just the right amount of transparency for my needs.
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The only water soluble oils to use
By Franger Chicken
from Wildomar, CA
I do not thin the product as a general rule. Occasionally I may use gamsol instead of water to thin. I use a palette knife for applying and mixing.
The Best Water Mixable Oil Paint
from Weatherford, Oklahoma
Mixes easily, goes on smoothly, just wish it was a little cheaper to buy. I guess you get what you pay for.
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By Water Miscible
from Indio, CA
I selected this for it's specific hue.
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