Kama Pigments is proud to offer it's new line of solvents for oil painting, encaustics, wood finishing and other "oil techniques".
It is well known that oil painting is one of the most ancient and permanent technique there is. However, today many artists are turning away from it for "toxicity reasons". But really, what is so toxic about oils ? Oil paint is simply a mixture of two things: a pigment (which is the same for any painting technique) and Natural Oil such as Walnut.
In fact, if so many are moving away from oils today it is mainly because traditional solvents are raising major health concerns for the artists who use them, thus the oil painting technique is abandoned.
In Kama's new line, they are proposing 3 new solvents. Of gradual intensity, they allow the artist to chose both the appropriate strength and toxicity level of the solvent he uses:
• The mildest solvent, IZOSOL is used to dilute oil paints and clean painting tools. • The second solvent, ORANGE SPIRIT, is used as a turpentine replacement to dilute ready-made paintings mediums. • The last solvent, and the most potent, is ORANGINE and it is used to melt natural resins such as dammar. (Available by special order only)