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Renewed and relaunched in 2011, Winsor & Newton Artists' Oilbars are a unique formulation of genuine oil color in a solid stick. It offers artists an exciting and versatile way of painting and drawing — from sketching to sgraffito — and it can be used in combination with tube color.
Artists' Oilbars combine the rich, buttery consistency of tube oil color with the immediacy of pastels and charcoal. These oil colors were originally developed by artists for artists and are made from quality artist-grade pigments, oils, and other specially selected waxes.
A broader range of 50 colors expands creative options for artists' palettes. Better still, the new range harmonizes with all other Winsor & Newton tube color ranges for effortless transitions and combinations.
Softer on application than the original, the new Oilbar transfers to canvas with less pressure, further freeing the artist to create bold gestures or subtle passages.
Set of 12 Colors
This set includes Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber, Cadmium Red Medium, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cerulean Blue, Colorless Blender, Ivory Black, French Ultramarine, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Titanium White, Winsor Green Yellow Shade, and Yellow Ochre. Actual set contents may vary.
Set of 6 Colors
This basic set of mixing colors includes Cadmium Red Medium, Cadmium Yellow Light, French Ultramarine, Titanium White, Ivory Black, and the Colorless Blender.
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.
Shipping Note — Due to manufacturer distribution restrictions, Winsor & Newton products cannot be shipped to addresses outside of North America.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Winston Salem, NC
Comments about Winsor & Newton Artists' Oilbars:
Finally ordered some WN Oilbars. Been using Shivas and some Senneliers. Oilbars are creamier than Shiva's (which I love) making it easier to mix two colors to create a new color than with the Shiva's. But they are not "gooey" like Sennelier's are (which is what I hate about that brand). The only bad thing I've found about the Oilbars is that they take longer than the Shiva's and Sennelier's to dry - those two brands are dry in 24 hours (if not a little less). The Oilbars stay wet at least 48 hours and the Winsor Green, in particular, takes "forever" to dry - like 4 days! That's why I took 1 star off - the longer drying time - I don't get a lot of time to paint and I hate waiting for paint to dry. The flip side to the longer drying time is that the sticks don't skin over as quickly as Shiva's and Senelier's do. Happy I bought them, highly recommend.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Tulips-WN Oilbars on acrylic toned canvas panel.
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Lots of fun
from new orleans
. Been a pastel artist for 30 years I find the oil bars a fun alterntive The wrappers are easy to remove with single edge razor blead (gently)I like to paint with abandon and then scrape off then use brush and liquin to dry.
Impossible to get wrappers off
The wrappers on these sticks are multi layered and almost impossible to get off. They're really messy after you finally get them off and they harden in their containers! I'd never buy these again.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for taking the time to share your candid feedback. We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience with these sticks. All oil sticks are "self-sealing," which means that they develop a film over the outside that must be removed prior to use. They're not "hardening" — they're just exhibiting the drying properties of oil paint, which are what allow them to form a durable and permanent paint film in your artwork. Please know that if you'd ever like more information on the working characteristics of a new medium, our Product Information Team is here to help. Product Specialists are available weekdays from 8am to 5:30pm CST at 1-800-933-2542 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and they're happy to advise!
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from Cape Girardeau, MO
I have just recently started using these and let's just say... I am obsessed. I'm a very aggressive oil painter and these help me to really put some energy into my pieces! I use them on BFK Rives paper, such a great texture.
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Just a quick sketch with my new sticks!
Feeling young again
I haven't use oil bars since high school, haven't really thought much about it until just recently. I never realized how much I could miss using a specific medium until it was back in my hands. Thank you!
By Art Professor
from Baton Rouge, Louisiana
These are real oil paint sticks. This goes onto the canvas in a more effective way than others that I've not been satisfied with. I use only Windsor and Newton Oil Bars from Dick Blick.
(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
fast and responsible. All my order was on time . Very happy
By max the braker
The quality and versatility of your products are one of my strong instruments to create my arts. Thank you very much!!
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One of my painting made in fully with your product
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
W&N Artists Oilbars
By Maris the Artist
from Fontana, Ca
I started using Oilbars about 2 months ago. I have tried all brands of Oilbars/oil sticks and have found Windsor and Newton Oilbars to be the best for the way I paint. I use them in creating under paintings - they blend and are really smooth giving a great look. I usually add 2 -3 more layers, and they have worked really well. I love the fact that I can use my fingers or brushes to smooth and paint.
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
got it sooner than expected and quality products
i love using oil stix...and ive done alot of drawings already. and as with any paint u get what u pay for as far as pigment goes. the only gouge was shipping 12 stix it was 11.95. it was that at 10 stix. i think different stuffing material like peanuts or shredded cardboard or regular bubble wrap could be just as protective as those little "pillows". just rather spend more on product then shipping ya know? but whatever it was the only drag about it all.
from Freeport, IL
I used this product in a Juliette Crane mixed media class and love them. They are wonderfully blendable.
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