| art supplies | framing | gallery |


| main page   |   art supplies  |   products  |   monthly specials  |   location & hours  |  links  |



Holbein DUO Aqua Oil

Artist's Quality Watersoluble Oil Colour

There has always existed the need for an oil color for the professional and for the student with all the handling qualities and characteristics of a true oil color, but without the negatives of the traditional medium. The production of a water soluble oil color has been solved by different manufacturers in different ways, though not all seem to have the qualities of true oil color. Holbein’s objective in formulating DUO Aqua Oil Color was production of a genuine oil color for the professional, with the same qualities and characteristics of the traditional Holbein Artist Oil Color, certainly one of the world’s finest. To make DUO identical in every respect to its traditional professional grade cousin, Holbein developed a unique additive which works as a surfactant, any residue of which loses its effectiveness once the oil color is dry. DUO Aqua Oil Color is water soluble, but the oil is identical to that used in Holbein Artist Oil Color. There is no special treatment. There is no modification or breaking down (cracking) of the oil. There is no water in the product, only the additive that is rendered redundant and of no effect in the drying process. The surface agent covers the pigments and oil, thus making both water sensitive or soluble. That is all. There is no other ingredient present.

Mixing with DUO

Mix DUO Aqua Oil with Oil Color, Watercolor, Acrylic, Gouache and Acryla Gouache! If the artist does not wish to use water, DUO may be used as a traditional oil color and the result will be the same. DUO blends and mixes naturally with traditional oil color and traditional oil mediums although water solubility is lost if traditional oils or mediums exceed 30% of the mixture. DUO is not classified as a water base color, like gouache, acryla gouache, watercolor or acrylic, but all these blend perfectly with DUO while wet (add a few drops of water when blending with acrylic).

DUO Drying

While drying time will vary depending upon application (thin or Impasto) and/or the humidity or airiness of the air, the following will apply to general use of DUO. When mixed with water DUO starts to dry slowly and after the water dries out, the oil that remains continues to dry by oxidation in the same manner as traditional oil and with the same result. While still wet, the paint will have somewhat reduced transparency. When the water evaporates, full transparency will return to match the traditional counterpart exactly. When blended with water alone, DUO will dry to a slight matte finish in less time than traditional oil applied after blending with an oil medium. A finished work should not be varnished for 6 to 8 months depending on the climate.

DUO Elite Colours

17 “Elite” labeled colors signify the use of heavy metal pigments including cadmiums and cobalts. Colors labeled Elite are: Cadmium Red, Cadmium Red Deep, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Yellow Deep, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Lemon, Naples Yellow, Cobalt Green Light, Cobalt Green Deep, Cadmium Green, Cadmium Green Light, Cobalt Turquoise, Manganese Blue Nova, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Verditer Blue and Cobalt Violet.



DUO Aqua Oil - Sets

Description Intro 4 colour set (4x20ml) Beginner 10 colour set (10x10ml) Beginner+ 12 colour set (12x10ml) Deluxe 20 colour set (20x20ml)
Price $26.95 $50.95 $63.95 $241.95


DUO Aqua Oil - 40 ml tubes

Series A B C D E H
Price $14.75 $20.25 $25.50 $35.50 $44.25 $59.10

Click here for information and pricing on Holbein DUO mediums.

alizarin crimson rose madder rose dore vermilion hue cadmium red hue cadmium red deep hue
Alizarin Crimson Rose Madder Rose Dore Vermilion Hue Cadmium Red Hue Cadmium Red Deep Hue
Series B Series B Series C Series A Series A Series A
cadmium red purple hue anthraquinone red quinacridone red quinacridone scarlet naphthol red coral red
Cadmium Red Purple Hue Anthraquinone Red Quinacridone Red Quinacridone Scarlet Naphthol Red Coral Red
Series A Series B Series C Series C Series B Series B
brilliant pink imidazolone orange naples yellow light imidazolone yellow imidazolone yellow light lemon yellow
Brilliant Pink Imidazolone Orange Naples Yellow Light Imidazolone Yellow Imidazolone Yellow Light Lemon Yellow
Series B Series C Series B Series B Series B Series A
jaune brilliant cadmium yellow light hue cadmium yellow hue cadmium yellow deep hue yellow ochre natural yellow ochre
Jaune Brilliant Cadmium Yellow Light Hue Cadmium Yellow Hue Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue Yellow Ochre Natural Yellow Ochre
Series B Series A Series A Series A Series A Series A
indian yellow aureolin hue benzidine yellow greenish yellow leaf green yellow green
Indian Yellow Aureolin Hue Benzidine Yellow Greenish Yellow Leaf Green Yellow Green
Series B Series C Series B Series C Series B Series A
olive green terre verte hue sap green phthalo green phthalo green yellow shade viridian hue
Olive Green Terre Verte Hue Sap Green Phthalo Green Phthalo Green Yellow Shade Viridian Hue
Series C Series B Series B Series B Series B Series B
emerald green nova ice green cadmium green light hue cadmium green hue cadmium green deep hue prussian green
Emerald Green Nova Ice Green Cadmium Green Light Hue Cadmium Green Hue Cadmium Green Deep Hue Prussian Green
Series B Series B Series A Series A Series A Series B
shadow green cerulean blue hue cobalt blue hue ultramarine light ultramarine deep prussian blue
Shadow Green Cerulean Blue Hue Cobalt Blue Hue Ultramarine Light Ultramarine Deep Prussian Blue
Series C Series B Series A Series A Series A Series B
indigo navy blue phthalo blue indanthrene blue turquoise blue horizon blue
Indigo Navy Blue Phthalo Blue Indanthrene Blue Turquoise Blue Horizon Blue
Series B Series B Series B Series B Series B Series B
lavender lilac light magenta rose violet quinacridone violet mauve
Lavender Lilac Light Magenta Rose Violet Quinacridone Violet Mauve
Series B Series B Series B Series C Series B Series B
mineral violet dioxazine violet terra rose quinacridone gold imidazolone brown raw umber
Mineral Violet Dioxazine Violet Terra Rosa Quinacridone Gold Imidazolone Brown Raw Umber
Series C Series B Series A Series C Series B Series A
raw sienna burnt umber burnt sienna brown pink sepia paynes grey
Raw Sienna Burnt Umber Burnt Sienna Brown Pink Sepia Payne's Grey
Series A Series A Series A Series C Series B Series A
grey of grey ivory black hue spinel black luminous opera luminous orange luminous lemon
Grey of Grey Ivory Black Hue Spinel Black Luminous Opera Luminous Orange Luminous Lemon
Series A Series A Series B Series C Series C Series C
luminous green luminous violet        
Luminous Green Luminous Violet        
Series C Series C        


cadmium red cadmium red deep cadmium orange cadmium yellow deep naples yellow cadmium yellow
Cadmium Red Cadmium Red Deep Cadmium Orange Cadmium Yellow Deep Naples Yellow Cadmium Yellow
Series E Series E Series E Series E Series B Series D
cadmium yellow lemon permanent white titanium white ceramic white cobalt green light cobalt green deep
Cadmium Yellow Lemon Permanent White Titanium White Ceramic White Cobalt Green Light Cobalt Green Deep
Series D Series W (50ml tube) Series W (50ml tube) Series W (50ml tube) Series D Series D
cadmium green cadmium green light cobalt turquoise manganese blue nova cerulean blue cobalt blue
Cadmium Green Cadmium Green Light Cobalt Turquoise Manganese Blue Nova Cerulean Blue Cobalt Blue
Series D Series D Series E Series B Series E Series E
verditer blue cobalt violet        
Verditer Blue Cobalt Violet        
Series B Series H        

The GALLERY / art placement inc.
228 - 3rd avenue south, saskatoon, SK, canada, S7K 1L9

p: 306.664.3931 f: 306.933.2521
e: supplies@artplacement.com


© all images, text, and site design