There was a time before the invention of paint tubes when artists had to grind their own oil paint. The advantage was that artists could make their paints to suit their personal preferences and working methods.
The process itself is straightforward and requires just a bare minimum of tools and materials to get started.
In this video, art expert Sharyn Pak Withers takes you through the various steps of making your own oil paint from mixing the pigment with linseed oil, to grinding, to putting your paint into tubes. In addition, Sharyn will address how to improve drying time, consistency, and paint yellowing.
Other subjects include tools and materials, an explanation of the paint grinding process, and safety issues.
Host: Sharyn Pak Withers
Running time: 48 minutes