Solvent-free oil painting
Cobra is Royal Talens’ line of water-mixable oil colours. Cobra is a professional oil paint with the same high-quality pigments and viscosity you know and love, without having to use harmful solvents. Your workspace can now be free of solvents like turpentine, as the only thing you need to dilute Cobra is water!
Cobra oil paints are available in 70 colours and two ranges: Artist and Study. To complete your collection, Cobra also offers paint brushes, a soap to clean your equipment with and various supporting materials, including painting mediums and varnishes. Together we can claim a solvent-free future. Are you ready to join the revOILution?
Cobra. The new generation of oil paint.
Spark your imagination
Let’s paint an eye together with Zarina! "For this painting I wanted to use as few supplies as possible, so you won’t have to go out and buy something new. You’ll need only 4 colours and I bet you already have them: white, red, yellow and black. The palette that we’ll be using today was created by a famous Swedish artist Anders Zorn. Your result may vary depending on the saturation of your red and yellow. However, the aim of this lesson is not to create a perfect copy of my painting but to show you how much you can do with only 4 colours."
For many people, water-mixable oil paint is something new and unusual. The properties are actually exactly the same as those of traditional oil paints. In this tutorial, we will show you that you can use Cobra oils in the a la prima technique in the same way as with traditional oils, just without using any thinners or solvents at all!
Facial features are difficult to recreate, especially when working with oil colours. In this step-by-step plan, artist Zarina Situmorang (@zarinasart on Instagram) shows us how she builds a nose using Cobra oil colours. “Today we’ll paint a nose. I love noses! And I hope that I could share a piece of my love with you by this tutorial.” Let’s begin!