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Oil and water

There can be no doubting that Murray Ince has written not only a useful and informative article (Leisure Painter, June 2018), but has also demonstrated how to produce outstanding paintings using watersoluble oils. The work featured in the article is some of the best in this medium that I have seen to date.

There has been much debate on the PaintersOnline forum of late, with a great many artists extolling the virtues of this relatively new medium, while others decrying it for a whole host of reasons.

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Part 7 The direct method. David Webb demonstrates another technique to add to your watercolour repertoire
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