Have recently purchased Holbein Duo Aqua water soluable oils. My understanding is that WS oils (not sure what brands) can be used even by children, which would mean the pigments would not be as dangerous as regular oils. At least, that is what I have read.
as for suggestion #2- I think wine on a bad day of painting should always be in the studio:) and you did not say veg oil should be used as medium just for cleanup...my printmaking lab always used it for clean up with oil based inks, it's cheap and does a great job!
This painting is beautiful!
I have also heard that the water soluable oils are safe to use and there are no worries. But your post surprised me. Can anyone validate?Great painting here too!
Carol, you've been on such a great roll with these latest paintings! Don't know what you are doing differently, and I didn't think you could get better, but these are just standout wows!
Went to see your paintings again today at Wally Workman Gallery in Austin. They are so awesome, Carol. You are amazing!
Hi Carol,In defense of WINSOR & NEWTON 'ARTISAN - water soluable oils' I have just looked in their catalogue where they are said to be 'non-toxic' and been on their website, following links both to EU & USA hazard warnings - both seem happy about most colours being totally non-toxic. One or two colours should not be poured into an aquatic environment in large amounts, some should not be sprayed. The data sheets are all available from W&N's website in great details (although not easy to find).
Baby Oil works for cleanup too instead of turp.
Absolutely wonderful painting, Carol! Virginia Floyd
I love the restraint shown in the white plate. Not getting too light too soon. Beautifully handled.I don't normally think about this until I see it happen but, all this talk of safety brought it to mind. In every group class that I have ever taught there is at least one student who makes a habit of holding their brushes in their mouth. No matter how often you clean your hands some of the toxic stuff is going to end up there. This is transferred directly to your brush handle which is probably not cleaned as often... well, you get the picture. I'm thinking of posting a sign outside my class room that reads: "Check all oral fixations at the door".
Thanks for the discussion Carol!Yeah I think it's all about the pigment in terms of how dangerous it is. I've just started using Lukas Berlin for ultramarine,thalo alizarin and titanium. And I'm using W&N Artisan for cad red and cad yellow. Basically my opaque paint are dangerous because of the titanium and cadmium, but what can I do? I need the opacity. If anyone know of a really opaque red and yellow that doesn't use cad I'd love to hear it.
Another wee gem with your signature colors, Carol!
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