Cobra Artist Water Mixable Oil Trial Set of 10 x 40ml Tubes


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Cobra is a genuine oil paint. The paint is made based on drying oils and does not contain any water. An unusual property of this oil, however, is that it can be mixed with water. The paint can be used in all the usual oil paint techniques. Very high-quality pigments are used for this product range. All colours (70) have the highest degree of lightfastness +++ (at least 100 years lightfast under museum conditions).

Cobra oil colours carry the label of an Artist quality. It is pleasant working with Cobra water mixable oil colours as you do not have to use any white spirit. Brushes and palette knives can be cleaned simply using soap and water. 

To allow oil and water to mix, an additive is needed. This additive helps to form a stable blend of small oil droplets in water. This blend is called an emulsion. The additive is known as an emulsifier. Artists have been using similar techniques for a long time. Before oil paint even existed, artists worked with casein tempera and egg tempera paint. These two types of paints use natural emulsifiers. Casein is itself an emulsifier and in egg tempera use is made of the emulsifier that is already present in the egg yolk.

With Cobra water mixable oil colours, you can paint in the same way as with traditional oil paints. When painting with traditional oil paints, the harmful solvents white spirit or turpentine are used in the underlayers. With Cobra oil colours you can use water instead. Water replaces white spirit. In this way you can work without solvents, so that your working space is kept free of that unpleasant odour of solvents.

Cobra oil colours can be used for all oil painting techniques. - Painting alla prima (wet-into-wet painting) - Layered painting - Glazing - Impasto painting.

Working with Cobra has the following advantages:

·         simple in use (water and medium)

·         no volatile solvents are necessary such as white spirit and turpentine, so: no unpleasant odours, making it pleasant for painters who are sensitive to volatile solvents. Can therefore be used in the studio, living room, outside, everywhere.

·         100% retention of brush stroke/structure

·         no colour change in transition from wet to dry

·         all colours have the same degree of gloss

·         all colours have the highest degree of lightfastness (+++ = at least 100 years under museum conditions)

·         brushes and palette knives can be cleaned easily (soap and water) - suitable for all oil painting techniques

·         Cobra is Artists' quality. A comprehensive Cobra brochure is available from your local specialist shop.


SKU 21820510
Brand Cobra

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