Ryan introduced me to the process of making oil paint.
I have been very eager to learn how because its not something
they teach in school anymore. The benefit of making your own
is that you can make it to your exact preference. It also is a lot
cheaper especially if you want to use colors that are out of the
ordinary and extremely pricey to buy pre made like metallic
and neon oil paints.
It tests my patience,
it takes a long time to grind the dry pigment into the binder and
is VERY messy, but learning the elements the different colors
means I can make all types of paint:
acrylic, watercolor, vinyl, oil sticks.....
learning the different qualities of the mediums that pigment
binds to allows the opportunity to create hybrids of mediums.