Let’s go shopping!
If you are like me, you love being in art supply stores right? Those glorious racks upon racks of beautiful colors hanging there begging you to choose them. Like how overwhelming is that?
I always get butterflies when it comes to trying to choose a brand in a new medium. If you have the time and patience, obviously the best thing to do would be to buy a couple tubes of a few different brands, and test drive them. Does anyone really do that? Seriously, if you can, you must have the patience of a saint.
What medium do I want to use for these new finger paintings?
With no brushes or palette knives to clean, I might be able to up the caliber of my paintings to oils. Being chemical sensitive has always been a hindrance when using traditional oils, between their odors and the added fumes of the thinning and clean up agents.
But what about “water miscible oils”?
Would you believe I convinced a sales clerk to be my cohort in crime,
and open a few tubes, so that I could test if the fumes were too overpowering for me. (PS…Don’t open tubes without asking. Stores really frown on this.) I admit I was surprised to find the water miscible oils are still linseed oil based. But I think I can live with it. I just won’t be using linseed oil as an added agent. There are a lot of fun things you can do with these, including mixing them with other mediums. ( I see more experiments in the future.) And they have a shorter drying time than regular oils, and let’s not forget they have that wonderful soap and water clean-up feature.
I made the decision to go with Holbein Duo Aqua Oils. According to the manufacturer, they were designed to offer the same high pigment and archival quality as Holbein’s regular oils which is of utmost importance to me.
Go get your paint, I’ll wait.
Join me and “Experience the Art of Finger Painting”.
Hugs ~ Cyd ♥