Reflected Gold 8" x 8" oil on linen panel
I wanted to let you know how my recent paint order has worked out, as I've had the chance to use them on my last 2 paintings. I finally decided to find out what the Classic Oil Colors (Dana Oil pants) were really like and read about them on Ken Auster's site as well as some others. I loved the idea of a paint that is softer right out of the tube, without using medium. And, that is exactly what I got. I ordered Auster's palette suggested for his workshop, so I can't say whether every color has exactly the same consistency. The smallest tube is 4 oz. Two larger sizes are available as well.
The paints have good color saturation and covering power in the opaques, which works for me because in adding medium, I sometimes lose both of those qualities. The handling is smooth and not sticky as with some other paints. My paintings take longer to dry and that takes a little getting used to. I would say it is at least 2 days longer to the 'touch dry' stage. Right now, I am very happy with them and enjoying the new feel in my brushwork. Pin It