Tag: Solvent-Free

My favorite colors from M. Graham.

Color Palette

October 4, 2017

M. Graham is a small manufacturer in the USA, created by artists with the intent to produce high quality paints. Their work environment is solvent free, which is the approach that I too like to take in my studio — I’m concerned about the environment for our well-being. I can add walnut oil to thin…

A brush wash, made without turpentine or mineral spirits.

Brush Wash

March 9, 2016

For years I avoided oil painting because I never liked the fumes of solvents, such as turpentine and mineral spirits, which are commonly used to thin paint and wash brushes. There is such a thing as odorless mineral spirits (OMS), but it still smells, only not as much. And though OMS is said to be…