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Van Gogh Oil Colors have been developed for artists who are searching for quality and exceptional value.
These pure-pigment paints are particularly easy to mix and work with because all colors in the range have virtually the same degree of gloss and viscosity, and require about the same amount of time to dry. With good to excellent lightfastness, the colors remain powerful and brilliant over time.
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from Los Angeles
Comments about Van Gogh Oil Colors:
I'm not giving this brand of paint five stars for one specific reason, and it has nothing to do with its quality. Of the quality I will say that I think this is the best student-grade paint you can buy for most styles of painting. It doesn't feel like student-grade paint at all. The colors are vibrant and there is a nice range of them. The pigment load seems heavier than most others in its category, and the consistency is smooth and creamy. The Van Gogh brand is an awesome one, and I would give it the fifth star if the line contained all of the colors I use on my palette. I know it's a seemingly trivial matter, but there are at least three or four colors I like to use that are not present in the lineup. If you care to know what they are, here is a listing:First is a pure Titanium White (PW6 only). Despite the fact that there are both Titanium White and Zinc White tubes in the range, both contain Zinc Oxide PW4. The second color I'm missing here is Cadmium Yellow Lemon. There is an Azo Yellow Lemon, but I simply prefer the Cadmium. I'm not too fond of the Cadmium Yellow Deep containing PO20 either, but that is a minor gripe. At least PO20 is Cadmium Orange, which is something I might use along with the yellow anyway.Next is a pure Quinacridone Magenta PR122 and Manganese Violet PV16. These are two colors I love to use to fill in gaps in a limited palette and I can't help but notice their absence from the range. Of course, I can always grab the Rembrandt Permanent Blue Violet to satisfy my craving for PV16, but the magenta is still missing from that line as well. The closest thing to it is Permanent Red Violet.Finally, there is the matter of Alizarin Crimson. The biggest drawback to the Van Gogh range could be that it has no permanent substitute for PR83, so you have to use it or bring in a tube from another brand. Madder Lake Deep, Madder Lake Light, and Carmine all contain PR83 as well, so there isn't much of a choice.My palette aside, this is great paint.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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This product offers colors that are strong in pigment for a reasonable price. Creamy consistency.Offers colors that are expensive in other product lines for a reasonable price.
I enjoyed these!
from Bedford, PA
These oil paints were great. Very smooth and covered well on the canvas. I would order these again for sure!
Thanks,will order again
Best for a student
from Brooklyn, NY
This is high quality student grade paint. Price is unbeatable, so you may mix, experiment and do not worry about quantities you throw away. Best to get used to simple pigments. Earth colors are amazing. Cadmiums quite weak but it's ok. Very good to paint in middle and low intensity keys. If you are learning and on a budget and work a lot it's your choice. You can paint a painting with this paint. Definitely.
from San Jose, CA
I really prefer Van Gogh oils because they flow well and apply smoothly in any climate. I do not have to add a lot of linseed oil to get the texture I need to do my blending on the canvas. Even in the winter in sunny California, it can get cold in the studio and other brands of paint are difficult to mix (or in some cases, squeeze from the tube). The color is always true. I order Van Gogh oils first unless they do not have a color I need.
One of my favorites
from Little rock,AR
One of the best brands for large paintings .
from Rochester, PA
Van Gogh name says it all. As an art student the colors are of high quality.
We love Van Gogh Oils!!!
By Viridian Art Academy
from Tarzana ca.
VanGogh Oils are always consistent in color and quality. Our students use these from beginning oil painting through advanced painting. Extremely affordable for a great product.
Great Colors but exceptionally Oily!
By Tim The Painter
from Maui Hawaii
I want to love these paints but the big thing is the separation of the oil in the tube....When YOu first use it goe carefully or you will get a spurt of oil all over you. It comes from tow things....one is a lack of emulsifiers or thickeners, or from the actual milling process, another reason is the tube has some age on it . All in all the color itself is 5 stars, yet I give it 3 stars because of the separation. I buy a color by it's pigment number and not the name which can be misleading. I would recommend Pebeo XL for Student grade, that seems to be more consistent. For My Students I would recommend Pebeo XL or Winton.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Van Gogh Oil Colors are a traditional oil paint formulated with the beginning painter and value conscious customer in mind. A quality paint that won't break the bank. See why this paint is a smart choice!
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