Painting, Pigment, & Swatches
About Oil Painting
Artist Oil Colors contain a full pigment load, suspended in a binder, generally linseed oil or another drying oil such as safflower oil, poppyseed oil, or walnut oil. Use them on stretched canvas or boards that have been primed to accept oil paints. Clean-up with turpentine or mineral spirits.
In addition to creating color swatches, we've gathered together the most detailed pigment information possible and have posted it with each swatch. When looking at a color swatch, just look for the tab labeled "Pigment Info" and click it!
We have done our best to represent the colors as true as possible. Please be aware that due to differences in users' monitors, the colors presented will be an approximation of the true color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
We've spent countless hours creating real color swatches to help you find the perfect paints! Each swatch was painted individually for every paint line we carry. We then photographed and optimized the swatches for presentation on the web. We plan to keep on adding more swatches to our products in the coming months. At Blick, we want to be the #1 source of information for our customers.
How to find Paint Swatches online
Just click this icon next to the item number on most paint pages to see our new, in-depth information.
To see an example click HERE, Scroll down to the "Purchase Items" table, and click any.
Easels are used as a vertical, and sometimes horizontal, support to either display finished artworks or to use as an actual working surface.
Available in a wide range of sizes, from table top versions to collapsible for storage or transporting to giant easels that will support several hundred pounds and canvases over 7 ft, there should be something to suit any artist.
HOW TO STRETCH CANVAS
Blick offers hundreds of product videos to help you select the perfect art supplies for your needs and learn how to use them! Check out our Video Library for the full list.
Stretching your own canvas is relatively easy to do and it allows artists to get the perfect combination of sizes and materials for your painting. It's also a great way to keep costs down! Kati gives a step-by-step demonstration of good practices for stretching a canvas.
Here, you can find some fundamental tips and techniques for various art applications. Look for more product-specific videos at dickblick.com