So you are ready to take your fabulous journey into the wonderful world of oil painting and are now looking for the best oil paints for beginners. Then you realize just how expensive oil painting supplies can be! I know how frustrating it can be when you are not able to afford good quality supplies, but have no fear… This post is going to talk about the best oil paints for beginners on a budget.
I am sure you have heard of the saying “You Get What you Pay For”. Well this is not always the case, especially when it comes to oil paint. Today’s oil paint manufacturers have made awesome quality oil paints available for every artist, no matter what budget or skill level.
Van Gogh Oil Colors
I put this one first as it is now my favorite brand of oil paint. Apart from being a huge fan of Van Gogh the Artist, I am also a huge fan of these paints. With a name like “Van Gogh”, you just know these paints are good!
Van Gogh Oils are made with the high quality pigment only in lower amounts to keep the cost down. These oils are thick, buttery and available in an assortment of awesome colors.
These paints are produced under the strictest laboratory controls so that every tube has the purest color and best consistency. There are 57 wonderful colors in this line of oil paints and each has awesome lightfastness. Lighfastness, if you are not already familiar with the term, is how permanent a color is, or how unaffected it is by light.
Available in 40 and 400ml tubes. Below is a link to purchase an introductory set of these awesome oil paints over at Dick Blick Art Materials at a discount. I receive a small commission if you purchase these paints via the link below. I thank you for your support! It helps pay the website bills.
Van Gogh Oil Paint Review
This is a review of the popular Van Gogh Oil Colors by artist
Malcolm Dewey. Visit his youtube channel here!
Grumbacher Academy Oil Colors
These oils are often labeled as Student or introductory paints, but once you try them, you will understand why even professional artists use these paints.
Grumbacher Academy Oils are of excellent quality and affordable. The Manufacturer of these oil paints, uses the same strict standards that other more expensive brands use.
Grumbacher Academy colors are rich, have excellent tinting strength and really go a long way. You will be pleasantly surprised at how nicely they flow from your brush. You will also notice, that no matter how many tubes you buy, you will find the same great quality in each tube of paint.
Available in 37 and 150ml tubes. Below is a link to purchase an introductory set of 6 tubes of these paints over at Dick Blick Art Materials at a discounted price.
Daler-Rowney Georgian Oil Color
Georgian Oil Colours are carefully manufactured and tested to ensure that each batch has the same high quality. These paints produce brilliant colors with great tinting strength, texture and permanence. You are getting a super high quality paint here at an affordable price. Because these paints are so affordable, they tend to be very popular amongst beginners and those artists who paint large works of art.
These paints have a buttery consistency and flow and mix beautifully. Other cheaper brands of oil paint tend to have low pigment counts and use unwanted fillers. Georgian Oils are not like this. You will find each color is brilliant and beautiful.
The colors are available in 38ml, 75 ml or 225 ml tubes. Below is a