Winsor & Newton Oilbar
Artists’ oil color in stick form.
Winsor & Newton Oilbar enables painting and drawing directly onto surfaces. Oilbar combines the buttery consistency and richness of oil colour with the freedom and directness of pastels or charcoal.
Fundamentally different from oil pastels or oil crayons, Oilbar has a unique formulation. Each of the 50 colours is produced by combining pigments with linseed or safflower oil, blended with specially selected wax. Oilbar offers a versatile way of painting and drawing, from sketching, to sgraffito effects. It can be used on its own or with tube oil colour.
The Oilbar range of 50 colours contains 26 single pigment colours for brilliance of colour and clean colour mixing.
Consistency & Texture
Oilbar has a unique consistency; when softened and blended, it moves freely and is fully intermixable with all Winsor & Newton oil ranges as well as with other Oilbar colours. When an oil medium is added, Oilbar handles comparably to tube colour.
As each pigment requires different levels of oil in the formulation, the surface sheen of Oilbar may differ slightly from colour to colour. The addition of solvent, as well as the use of additive mediums will also alter the sheen.