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Imagine the freedom to paint just about anywhere! Cobra Water Mixable Oils are artist-quality oil paints that offer the freedom to paint indoors or outdoors, in studios, at academies, or in your living room. Painting with Cobra is the same as painting with traditional oil paints — however, you can mix the paints with water and no solvents are required.
Cobra paints can be applied using traditional oil painting techniques with no visible changes during the drying process — colors, brushstrokes, and applied textures remain unchanged after the paint has dried. They work well with brushes, painting knives, rollers, sponges, and more.
Cobra's versatility of application allows them to be used for creating opaque and transparent layers, watercolor wash techniques, alla prima, and glazing techniques. The colors offer a uniform degree of sheen and uniform drying time across the range.
The range consists of 70 transparent, semi-transparent, semi-opaque, and opaque colors that are highly lightfast, including 35 made from a single pigment. Ten colors are based on highly exclusive pigments, such as Cadmiums, Cobalts, and Chromium Oxides, as well as an exceptionally transparent Oxide Red and Oxide Yellow. Because Cobra oil colors offer the highest degree of lightfastness, the original colors will remain unchanged for at least 100 years under museum conditions.
During the grinding process, the high-quality Cobra pigments and oil are pulverized in a triple-roll mill until artist-quality fineness has been achieved.
Because Cobra Oils mix with water and don't require the use of toxic solvents, using them protects your health and the environment. Equipment and hands clean up easily with soap and water.
Cobra Water Mixable Oils offer exceptional pigmentation, a low evaporation rate, true water solubility, excellent brush stroke retention, and a sustainable paint layer.
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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love this paint almost as good as the holbein wateroil
By rinze van brug
from brooklyn, new york
Comments about Royal Talens Cobra Water Mixable Oil Colors:
i used oil my whole life and recently switched to water dissolvable oil painti really love it it feel a bit sticky to paint with but with a few drips of water it's great!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I love the consistency of this paint
from Rainsville, Alabama
I have been using windsor and newton water mixable paint for a while. I saw some videos about Cobra on youtube and decided to try some. The paint comes out of the tube great. The W&N comes out the tube a little stiff and hard to put on the palate. The Cobra is well made and performs as advertised. It would be well worth it to try a tube and see what you think.
I love these paints!
By Art teacher
I tried another brand of professional quality paints, but they got sticky as I worked with them. However, these paints we are smooth and spread easily without getting sticky. I much prefer these! Will definitely be buying these again.
The Best of Both Worlds
I made the switch from acrylics to oils via Cobra paints. I am loving everything about them. The pigment saturation is high, the color permanence is reported to be very good, but my favorite aspect is the water mix and cleanup. Makes painting with oils super easy.
I like the paint, but not some of the tubes
from rainsville, al
The paint is outstanding and a good value. The only issue I have is a few of the tubes twist towards the top. and almost want to twist open. So far I have not had any tubes break. Other than that it is a great paint that cleans well with water and master's brush cleaner
from Phelan, California
I am slowly replacing my Windsor newton line with royal talens cobra. The colors and consistency is awesome.
I purchase certain hues I prefer from this line regularly.
By blank canvas
from Indio, CA
I can get the hue I want with certain colors of this line of paint.
from Tokyo, Japan
This was the second time I bought this color. First time I was really happy, but this time the tube had two small holes at the folded end leaking small amounts of oil. I hope leaking will stop once I used some paint so that I can roll the end of the tube over these holes.I will certainly give them one more chance when I need to buy the next tube, but if this fault repeats I will need to look for alternatives.The color is very nice, it is just a matter of the tube.
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By Plein Air Painter
I've been making the transition from WN watersoluable oils to Holbein Duo and Royal Talens Cobra. Love the paints, very rich and creamy. Unfortunately rather expensive, but I guess you get what you pay for. I use both brands because sometimes one brand doesn't have the colors that I want so I try the other. Both Holbein Duo and Royal Talens are the best on the market.
from No o
I have tried almost every brand of water soluble oil paint over the years that is sold in the USA. This is the only brand that can sit in your art studio and not turn into concrete in the tubes. I really do not like using mediums (that's just me) and this brand lets me open a tube a year from now and it is just as creamy as it was brand new.
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