Paint Reviews

These articles were forwarded to me by the author of the website/blog.  This is an excellent resource and I think it can be useful for painters interested in knowing more about the different brands of acrylic and oil paints available.  These reviews are not entirely objective or in any way scientific but simply impressions and opinions of artists who have used these different brands.

It is a good idea to be aware that manufacturers work hard to compete in the different markets that they supply, so the quality of all the higher end products will be comparable.  That said, manufacturers will make paints that often have different characteristics and working properties that they think are ideal for their brand.  That is why it can be advantageous for artists to identify a brand, or brands, that suits them best.

It is also important to understand that all high quality paints from different companies can be inter mixed with each other.  The same is not true when mixing professional quality paints with lesser grade or student grade paints.  The later are not made with longevity in mind and will have unpredictable, and undesirable, results, and are therefore not recommended for permanent painting applications.

http://wonderstreet.com/blog/choosing-the-acrylic-paint-thats-best-for-you

http://wonderstreet.com/blog/how-to-choose-a-brand-of-oil-paint

I use mostly Golden and Triart acrylics.  For oils, I use M. Graham, Schmincke, and a couple of other brands to a lesser degree.

Here is one of my acrylic paintings, and an oil painting, both similar compositions from the same area (top of Whistler mountain).  You can see if you can figure out which is which.

avant-ski 24x48 op oct 19 039

 

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