I just ordered my first can of TLS and wanted to order oils to use for tinting
it as well as to use to experiment with Gwen Gibson's oil etching images
techniques. Gwen recommended using Winsor & Newton, but when I looked for the
brand, I discovered that there are two W&N lines. One is the original formula,
the other uses modern hue pigments; the latter is less expensive.
I have zero experience with oils and need advice:
(1) Am I safe purchasing the less expensive modern hue formula or should I use
the original formulation?>>
Most of my oil colors are from Utrecht and are basic traditional oil colors.
I have a couple of Winsor Newton colors,#47 dioxazine purple and 25 lamp black
that also work great. I can't give you an answer about if it's OK to use the
modern ones,I didn't even know they had them! I guess I'd play it safe and get
the traditional colors. You can also color the TLS with Pearlex,powdered
pigments or even ground up pastel,if you happen to have them around. The
Pearlex powders are fabulous with TLS!
<<(2) The color swatches for oils show two shades/tints beside each color
That's to show the tinting strength of the colors when mixed with white. For
instance,phthalocyanine is a very strong blue. Compare that with cobalt blue
which is a much weaker color.
<<(3) I remember someone posting a specific product recommendation for
TLS and oils from a brush, but I can't find the reference; does anyone remember
what that cleaning product was?>>
I clean my brushes as I would if I were using oil paint-with paint thinner. I
use baby wipes to keep my hands clean while I work and use Fast Orange when I'm
done. If I'm doing something really messy like sponging it on a vessel,I use
<<Any education will be greatly appreciated!