Oil Paint Sets - Creativity in a Box
By: Ashlie Esco
Getting into oil painting is a fun and rewarding endeavor, but you need to make sure that you are getting the right tools to start with. An oil paint set is a great way to make sure you have what you need. They vary in content and price range, so it is easy for you to find one that will give you what you want while staying within your budget.
Obviously, oil paint sets will have at least a small selection of paint in them. At minimum, they will have the basic colors that you can use to mix into just about any color you want. They will also have a few brushes that are specifically made for oil paint, and potentially some of the other tools that are often used with an artist's oil paint. An oil paint set for beginners should also come with a book on basic techniques for using the paints and oil painting mediums.
Of course, you can also get oil paint sets that are for more advanced artists. This is a great way to provide yourself with the supplies that are varied and crafted for experienced hands to use. If you have a small collection of oils and want to add to it, or if it has been a long time since you painted and no longer have your supplies, a large set may be a good option for you. These sets are most likely to come with a wider variety of colors and tools, so you have the ability to create a wider variety of techniques and paintings.
You will quickly discover when shopping for oil paint sets that there are many things that affect their prices. One of those is the brand of the set. There are many different brands that you can find, and some are better than others. If you are just starting with oil paint, getting a mid-range set should be just fine. You don't want to go too cheap, but there is really no reason to buy very expensive paints unless you have been working with them for a long time or have mastered some of the techniques.
Also, things like the case the set comes in will affect the price. If the case is made of wood, it will be more expensive than the one that is made of plastic. The same goes for the brushes and other tools that are included. If you don't want to spend more money than you have to, look for little things like this that cost extra but aren't that important.
When you get your oil paint set, you need to make sure that you get canvases for working on as well. If you don't have the proper place to put the paint on, the results you get will not be pleasing. When you are shopping for canvas or paper, make sure that they are with the oil painting supplies. It can be easy to get them mixed up with supplies for other types of paint.
Also keep in mind that there are always new books coming out that you can get to learn more about working with your artist oil paint. No matter what level you are at, there are books that can teach you even more techniques to use. This will lead you to create even better paintings with your oil painting set.
Many people enjoy working with oil paints and oil painting mediums. They create very vivid, realistic scenes that can really capture the magic of a destination or the emotions of the artist. If you want to try your hand at oils, or rekindle an old interest in them, get an oil paint set to start you on your way.
About the Author:
Ashlie Esco has been involved in the arts for more than a decade. Her areas of expertise include scrapbooking, painting, and fiber works. If you would like to learn more about art supplies, including finding great teacher supplies, please visit oil paint set, , a source of high quality art and teacher supplies and information.
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