Daler Rowney Water Mixable Oil Paint Course

Skill Level : 1 Beginner, 2 Intermediate, 3 Advanced

Medium : Oil Painting

Subject : Animals

Tutor : Nolan Clark

Class Length : 7 hours

Avg Rating :

Silver Level or Higher Course

This is a FREE Course, Scroll Down to Watch the Videos

Are Water Mixable Oil Paints Better than Traditional Oil Paints?

Join me as I put the Daler Rowney Georgian water mixable oil paints to the test.

To do this I decided to not only test the differences between traditional oil paint and water mixable oil paint, but also put their painting ability to the test.

That would allow YOU to test the paint along with me and learn how to correctly use the water mixable oil paint in the process. As a result this FREE course was born.

The course consists of four parts:

Comparing Water Mixable & Traditional Oil Paints

In part 1 we pit them against each other, side by side, to see if the water mixable oil paint reacts the same as traditional oil paint.

In the process you will learn the differences between using water mixable and traditional oil paint.

You will also learn when to add water to your paint and when to use oil.

Daler Rowney water mixable oil paint
how to paint wet in wet parrot with water mixable oil paint

Painting Wet in Wet with Water Mixable Oil Paint

In part 2 of the course we paint a beautiful realistic parrot.

During the class you will learn how to correctly paint wet in wet (also called alla prima) using water mixable oil paints.

You will also learn how to create the lovely feather effects and details of the bird.

All the classes in the course are step by step paint along classes where you can follow along in real time.

Glazing with Water Mixable Oil Paints

Glazing is such an incredibly versatile technique so in part 3 we test to see how well the water mixable paints fair when using them to glaze a painting.

During the class you will also learn how to turn an ordinary photo into a fabulously vibrant painting.

You will also learn how to paint the Grisaille (grey) layer.

how to grisaille and glaze with water mixable oil paint
how to paint impasto rooster chicken with water mixable oil paint

Painting Impasto with Water Mixable Oil Paint

In part 4 of the course we test to see how the water mixable oil paints fair when painting in an impasto style (thick paint).

So for this class we pack away our brushes and have a ton of fun painting this playful rooster with a painting knife.

Will the paint retain it's shape and height or will it slump like acrylic paint does?

Join me on the course to find out - it's 100% FREE so go ahead and start the course below today:

The Course Videos Start Below.

Enjoy the Course.

Part 1 - Water Mixable Oil Paint vs Traditional Oil Paint

Part 2 - Painting Wet in Wet with Water Mixable Oil Paint

Part 3 - How to Glaze Using Water Mixable Oil Paint

Part 4 - Painting Impasto with Water Mixable Oil Paint


  • Nolan


    2 March 2024

    :welcome: Linda. I am glad you are enjoying the classes.

    Please do post your paintings so I can give you feedback as well :afro:

    :goodluck: with the other lessons

  • Linda Moore

    2 March 2024

    Nolan, I am new to your classes and must admit I am learning so much. Thank you. I finished the parrot, however, I did not have any water based oil paints so I used the oil paints I had. The parrot turned out very good and I have received a lot of accolades. Thank you for all of your “detailed” instructions. I am very pleased.

  • Barbara Forehan

    15 February 2021

    Thanks, Nolan. Much appreciated and good to hear.

  • Nolan


    14 February 2021

    Hey Barbara

    Any brush you traditionally use in oil painting is used with WaMO. This course was filmed in conjunction with Daler-Rowney, so I used their supplied brushed in this course. I never asked for a set of bristle brushes from them simply because I usually just get them from the dollar store. You go ahead and use any brush you want with your WaMO paints. No special brushes required :afro:

  • Barbara Forehan

    14 February 2021

    Hi Nolan. I found this course very useful, thank you. I am a beginner and recently started trying the Bob Ross wet on wet technique. My question is around which brushes to use. Bob Ross insists that his technique requires bristle brushes (hog hair) and everything that I have read/heard regarding water mixable oils, including your course suggests synthetic brushes are the go. I have experimented a bit and will continue to do so but just wondered if you had an opinion on this. Thank you! Barbara

  • Belma Adan

    Belma Adan

    3 April 2020

    Thank you very much Nolan. Im happy to do this. :yippee:

  • Nolan Clark

    Nolan Clark

    2 April 2020

    you have done a fabulous job Belma :congrats: :cloud9:

    Really good work on this.

    Just please remember to not thin your paints down with turp. Turp breaks down the binding between the paint molecules. It is better to use a painting medium to thin down your paints. You get special medium specifically for glazing which will allow you to make your paint as thin as you need :afro:

  • Belma Adan

    Belma Adan

    2 April 2020

    Hello. I painted this zebra oil painting. I used turp and 50% linseed oil for glazing. my cadmium yellow color looked lighter than yours. I use winsor newton cadmium yellow pale hue. I wish I mixed some yellow ochre. How does it look?

  • Nolan Clark

    Nolan Clark

    19 January 2018

    I am glad you have found somebody who’s teaching style suits you Tyra :) Learning acrylics is an adjustment from oil, but once mastered you will not know the difference when you put the two medium’s paintings side by side.

  • Tyra Brumfield

    Tyra Brumfield

    17 January 2018

    I completed the parrot and zebra in 2016 and thoroughly enjoyed every step. I was thrilled with the results. Because I was so inspired by you, Nolan, I joined an art class here in town. I quickly learned that all art teachers are not created equal. I’m back in 2018 to “sit at your feet again” to learn more about painting. I much prefer oils to acrylics, but our small apartment won’t accommodate the odors from oils. So, acrylics here I come, kicking and screaming. I hope to find a new love for this popular medium. :)

  • Nolan Clark

    Nolan Clark

    21 November 2016

    of course you can Maryna, just ignore the part where I add water. You then add oil or medium instead :afro:

  • Maryna


    4 November 2016

    Nolan, can I paint these using normal oils instead of water mixable? Would there be a need for any adjustments?

  • Doina Craciun

    25 July 2016

    Thank you Nolan :thankyou:

  • Nolan Clark

    Nolan Clark

    25 July 2016

    1) Mixing manufacturers together – it should be fine as they use the same process to modify the paint (as far as I am aware)
    2) Regenerating the paint – just add water, or for subsequent layers, water mixable oil :afro:

  • Doina Craciun

    25 July 2016

    Hi Nolan, I have an answer to the first question: Yes, The old paint (I hardly was able to squeeze out from tube) became very soft the moment I added water – drop by drop -. I do not know how long that lady had the paint but is in workable shape. I’ll have to buy some oil medium to try and condition the oil for the the second layer. I still do not know about mixing manufacturers in the long run. But, just logic now, these WaMOP are real pigments it should be OK. I’ll wait for your opinion. Thanks again, Doina

  • Doina Craciun

    24 July 2016

    Nolan, I did received from a friend a relative old W&N Artisan water mixable oil paint set and a brand new Cobra set. I will be going to D-R once I spare some money. My questions are is:
    -Can the old paints be revived with oil pain medium?
    -Can I mix two different manufacturer paints if I don’t have the right color that I need?
    I do not have all the colors you have listen on paintings. I’ll try to mix the ones I have to the closest. If is not coming out as I want, as least I’ll have some experience with the WaMOP.
    :thankyou: Thanks for the classes. Like usual they are great! :clap: :clap: :flowers:


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