I have been experimenting for awhile with oil/water emulsion mixes, a sort of shortcut tempera grassa created by mixing tempera paints or mediums with oil paints. Gottsegen’s Painter’s Handbook has some information about this technique. I tested a few tubes of Lukas, and found that they worked surprisingly better in these emulsions than any other brands I have (a few notes on that at the end), so I bought some more. There seem to be very few detailed reviews of them on the web, so here are my thoughts.
This is, first and foremost, heavily engineered to dry extremely quickly, in some colors as fast as an alkyd. Continue reading