When painting with oils, the traditional technique is to sketch the subject first with charcoal or thinned paint. The paint is then applied after being mixed with a drying oil such as linseed, poppy seed, walnut or safflower oil, depending on how fast or slow you want it to dry. The artist might use several different oils in the painting, depending on the effect required. In recent years, water soluble oil paints have become available which can be thinned with water rather than paint thinner and allow for much faster drying times (days instead of weeks).
At Eckersley’s, we have a great range of oil paints from trusted makers like Winsor & Newton, Jacquard, Lefranc & Bourgeois and Art Spectrum and as passionate art & craft enthusiasts ourselves, we can advise you on the best paint for your particular project.
We’re among Australia’s leading art and craft suppliers and we’re sure to have what you need, whether it’s oil paint or accessories such as brushes, canvas and easels. Established in 1965, we now have stores all around the country and are Australia’s go-to destination for everything creative. So call into a store near you or order online and we’ll ship your supplies right to your door.