Ivory Black 37ml

Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colour has been developed to appear and work just like conventional oil colour.

The key difference between Artisan and conventional oils is its ability to thin and clean up with water. All brushes and equipment can be cleaned up with soap and water only. Hazardous solvents are not necessary for Artisan and artists can enjoy a safer painting environment, making it ideal for artists who share a work space, schools or painting at home.

For travel, all Artisan products (Colour & Mediums) can be transported on aeroplanes (subject to the agreement of the airline).

The Artisan range consists of 40 colours and has a range of 11 Artisan solvents, oils, mediums and varnishes, allowing you to achieve all oil painting techniques. All Artisan colours are rated AA or A and are recommended as permanent for artists' use.

There is no water within the formulation of Artisan. The linseed oil and safflower oil vehicles have been modified to allow the colour to accept water, creating a stable emulsion, while retaining the working characteristics of conventional oil colour.

When Artisan is thinned with water, the water evaporates from the paint film fairly rapidly, leaving behind a conventional film of oil that dries by means of oxidation. The different drying rates of Artisan colours are due to the different reaction of each pigment when mixed with oil. The following list is a guide to the likely variations:

Fast drying (around 2 days)

Prussian Blue, Umbers.

Medium Drying (around 5 days)

Cadmium Hues, Phthalo Blue (red shade) and Phthalo Greens, Siennas, French Ultramarine, Synthetic Iron Oxides, Ochres, Titanium White, Zinc White, Lamp Black, Ivory Black.

Slow drying (more than 5 days)

Cadmiums, Permanent Rose (quinacridone), Permanent Alizarin Crimson.