Oil colors have remained basically unchanged for over 500 years. The practices demanded by the physical properties of a pigment ground in oil have also stayed the same. It was almost unthinkable to thin colors or clean brushes with anything but an aromatic solvent such as turpentine or mineral spirits.
But in 1992, Grumbacher astonished the art material world with the first professional oil color that thins and cleans up with water.
MAX GRUMBACHER Artists' Oil Colors have already revolutionized painting. These buttery, brilliant oil colors are indistinguishable from a professional oil color, yet they can be mixed, thinned and cleaned up with water. This opens the door to the special look, feel and durability of oil colors for many artists who were avoiding oils due to their inconvenience or because of a sensitivity to solvents.
Who uses MAX GRUMBACHER? Artists who prefer the convenience, economy, and lowered environmental impact of using water instead of solvents. Artists who are allergic to turpentine or other aromatic solvents, and those who are alert to the possible long-term health effects of exposure to solvents. Teachers and students who are barred from using solvents in the classroom.
Rex Art offers all Max Oils at a 35% Discount!!
The colors shown below may vary from actual colors, due to the limitations of digital color representation. Please use for reference only.
I didn't have the problem of it drying in the tube, in fact I've had these paints for years, I love them and think they are fabulous! I even mixed them with acrilic paints and they have worked great for me. anyhow the only thing I do not like about them is that they contain lead, and having children and all, it just makes me a little nervous. But other then that I love em.
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