|Thomas Jefferson Kitts|
I'm mad as hell and I am not going to take it anymore.
I forget the name of the movie - but the feeling fits.
Just read the blog of an artist I follow - Thomas Jefferson Kitts from Oregon. A wonderful plein air painter and teacher.
But then he said this in response to a blog question:
6. Are water soluble oils ever appropriate for outdoor painting?
IMHO, they are appropriate for nothing. Nada. Nunca. Squat. I view them as an abomination. Mincible oils have all the faults of acrylic and none of the benefits of oil. I won't let them into my classes.
My comment to his blog in response:
Really disappointed to read your emotion-based comments on water mixable oil paints. As a highly regarded painter and teacher it surprises me that you are way off base and ill informed on the use of these products. There are student and artist grade paints - same as regular oils. Get some good quality ( Holbein Duo) and use with Gamsol - works the same. Now try with some water mixable mediums and a bit of water - works the same. Lots of info out there. Many excellent artists working with it. Get informed!!!
And as for your comments on acrylics - they don't have faults. They are not what you are used to using. Its like saying watercolours have "faults". Each medium has it up side and its down side. Water mixable oils have many upsides for a lot of artists and you should not be discouraging their use. Said with respect.
Don't have time today to get back into this - take a look at previous blog posts or my Art Byte on using water mixable paints - follow Art Byte in sidebar.