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Pure & Vivid Oil Paints
Colors with High Load of the Finest Non-Toxic Pigments
Professional Grade Oil Paints for Artists
Professional grade oil-paints made of only the finest non-toxic pigments and linseed oil. Our paints produce the best color mixtures that have a high level of lightfastness, meaning they won't fade when exposed to light over time.
Limited Palette for Infinite Harmony
Designed to make choosing colors easier, limited palette produces an infinite harmony using a few essential colors to create almost any range of colors of your own unique palette. The PORTRAIT PALETTE has earth colors to achieve realistic skin tones from the darkest brown to the lightest hues.
Finely Milled Buttery Consistency
Easy to mix and dry to a vibrant satin finish, the thick, richly soft, buttery consistency of ZenART colors can both retain brush or palette knife marks for effortless impasto or be thinned evenly for the very finest glazes.
Pure and Vivid Colors in Large 50 ml Tubes
Crafted using single pigments where possible to ensure vibrancy and excellent coverage. Carefully formulated to be lightfast with high pigment load, blend beautifully and thin-out nicely, so a little goes a long way.
Crafted with Non-Toxic Pigments
Contains only non-toxic pigments, free from harmful driers and solvents fumes, and with no animal products. Toxic pigments are substituted with non-toxic versions because your health and environmental safety are our top concern. Conforms to ASTM D-4236.
Why Choose ZenART
Purchase with a Purpose
Through B1G1, a portion of the proceeds of every ZenART fine art tool you purchase goes to supporting powerful projects that make global life-changing impacts. ZenART supports initiatives working to help women and children suffering from poverty, inequality, and injustices.
Professional Artist & Co-founder: Ardak Kassenova
We are a company founded and run by passionate artists and art enthusiasts. Ardak Kassenova created ZenART with the belief that its clients would never be just a number, but a name, and a real person. Each customer is personally invited to join the growing community of artists that she started—to support and inspire one another, and to continuously improve ZenART products based on real artist feedback.
Designed by Artists for Artists
Each ZenART fine art tool is designed and developed in close collaboration with professional artists and creatives, combined with Ardak Kassenova's personal experience.
Trusted by Professionals: Anastasia Shimshilashvili, ZenART's brand ambassador
Anastasia Shimshilashvili, known as Shima (@art.shima), is a London-based artist, author and teacher who creates realistic paintings whilst running her own successful YouTube Art channel ART Shima. After teaching for over 15 years, Shima developed a comprehensive teaching method (#shimamethod) that has helped many aspiring artists all over the world to get to a completely new level in their art. Renoir and Artist's Choice brushes by ZenART are favorite brushes of Shima for oil painting.
Professional Non-Toxic Vibrant Oil Paints That Take The Pain Out Of Painting
Essential Palette is viewed by many artists as their foundation, no matter what they paint. Impressionist Palette, when combined with our Essential or Portrait palette, will have you painting landscapes, seascapes, and more. Portrait Palette includes Earth colors to achieve realistic skin tones, but is not limited to figurative paintings.
Which Colors are Included in the Portrait Palette?
The Portrait Palette has all Earth colors you need to achieve realistic skin tones, but not limited to figurative paintings. There are 8 x large 1.69 fl.oz (50 ml) tubes, including:
Zinc-Titanium White (PW6/PW4), Yellow Ochre (PY42), Vermillion (PO13/PR21), Naphthol Red (PR8), Chromium Oxide (PG17), Burnt Sienna (PR101/PY83), Burnt Umber (PBr7), Raw Umber (PBr7/PY42).
All colors can be combined across three palettes, as there's no duplication of colors (except for the Whites).
Infinity Series Oil Paints Video
Stories from real people, real artists. Read what they have to say about our fine art tools, designed by artists, for artists.
I was given these as a gift. I usually only use Michael Harding, Windsor and Newton and other established brands but I was very pleasantly surprised at how consistent these paints were. They have a lovely rich buttery consistency and spread really well without having to use any mediums and have a lush texture. They are really nice paints to use.
I have only recently discovered this company and they are brilliant. Excellent customer service, first class products and a very easy to use website. Most importantly they can't do enough for you, definitely a personal touch. I've found their ‘how to' videos very helpful too which have come directly to me by email, I will definitely shop with this company again.
First purchase from this supplier and it won't be the last. Quality of the paint was excellent, good for use in the Bob Ross technique; arrived promptly. Very satisfied. I have exchanged a few Emails with this supplier who has always responded promptly. Would not hesitate to recommend Zen Art Supplies to anyone.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Non-toxic means we don't use any toxic ingredients in our paints. Toxicity, can come from the pigments themselves, and from the additives – dryers, fillers, plus the solvents and mediums you might use with the paint.
All our paints use non-toxic pigments that replicate the same qualities of traditional pigments, still remarkable, but not hazardous. We also don't use any toxic additives in our paints. We always recommend to use the non-toxic solvents and mediums if you need, and even have these recommendations in our Oil Color-Mixing Guide available to all our customers who bought ZenART Infinity series oil paints.
We strongly believe in this healthy approach to art, because your health and environmental safety is our highest concern.
On top of your creativity and willingness to experiment, you'll need the following:
- A professional brush set, like our Renoir and Artist's Choice Collections.
- A professional oil paint set. Choose from our highly pigmented Infinity Series (Essential, Impressionist, Portrait Palettes)
- A non-toxic solvent
- An easel (or at least a chair with the back)
- A primed stretched canvas or canvas board.
- Cleaning materials like water, soap, rags and tissue.
- Apron or painting clothes (optional but recommended
- A well-ventilated place to paint.
Sure! Our Infinity Series of Professional Oil Paints are designed for all experience levels. Ardak Kassenova, professional artist and co-founder of ZenART created limited palettes of fundamental oil colors based on the colour palettes of old masters and contemporary artists who proved how with a limited palette of essential colors, one could create an outstanding work.
Considering the value for money we offer for such highly pigmented non-toxic oil paint sets, including guides, tutorials and advice, you'll make a significant gift for yourself or other artists, whether beginners to advanced and professionals.
When it comes to art materials and tools, a famous saying among the artists and the art tutors is that ‘One should buy the best quality one can afford.' It's so true, especially for beginner artists, who are still building up confidence and knowledge of techniques. The best art tools will help accelerate progress and keep you motivated to paint and experiment with new techniques.
Professional-grade oil paints of Infinity series are highly pigmented, have more depth and produce a wider range of ‘clean' color-mixes, and as a result more vibrant painting. Our paints have same buttery consistency across different colors, which is also quite important, and makes the whole process of painting a breeze. You can use it wet-in-wet / alla-prima, without a fear of creating a ‘mud' on canvas. ZenART oil paints are great for impasto painting using stiff bristle brushes and/or palette knife, and retain the beautiful strokes of impasto technique. At the same time, being finely milled, they are easy to thin to the finest glazes without disintegrating and creating the unintended granulation.
Student-grade paints are usually of lower quality, less expensive and have far less pigment, and consist of pigments of lower quality, additives and fillers. This not only have different more flat consistency, but can cause ‘muddy' colors, unsatisfactory color-mixes, and overall disappointment.
We strongly believe, that especially at the beginning of your creative journey the quality of your tools and materials can play a crucial role in your progress and self-esteem. The high-quality tools and materials will become your best friends and extension of your creativity, whereas poor quality art supplies can cripple you, kill the joy of painting and even might contribute to the decision that art is not for you. Therefore, at ZenART we strive to bring the art supplies at the most affordable price, without any compromise in quality, plus equip you with the best advice and even tutorials for your progress.
Yes! These brushes are high quality, and many professional artists praise them for their fantastic performance, thoughtful variety of shapes and sizes specifically designed for water-based media. When it comes to art materials and tools, a famous saying among the artists and the art tutors is that ‘One should buy the best quality one can afford.' It's so true, especially for beginner artists, who are still building up their confidence and knowledge of techniques. The best art tools will help accelerate progress and keep you motivated to paint and experiment with new techniques.
Considering the value for money we offer for such an extensive artist-quality set, including the guides, tutorials and advice, you'll make a significant long-term gift for yourself or other artists, whether beginners to advanced and professionals.
Definitely NOT. ZenART oil paints are traditional linseed oil-based paints, which means they are not mixable with water or water-based mediums. You can only use artists oil mediums: solvents for thinning the oil paint at the beginning of the painting process, linseed oil (or other artist oils) for subsequent layers. There are other mediums you can use, of course, that are a mix of solvent, oil and dammar or other resins, which are also made specifically for the traditional oil paints. Our co-founder Ardak Kassenova, a professional artist herself, sparingly uses any medium, as the consistency of our oils is very buttery and especially perfect for alla-prima technique.
ZenART oil paints dry faster due to the high-quality, acid-free linseed oil binder and proprietary process used. Ultimately, it depends on many variables (Average 12 hours to 3 weeks for safe handling)
- The weather conditions. Is it damp, rainy or sunny?
- Do you paint outside, with open windows or not?
- The technique you used: Thick textured layers of paint like in impasto paintings will take the longest to dry.
- Whichever technique you are using, please bear in mind the quintessential ‘fat over lean' rule – applicable to all oil painting work, to avoid cracking or flaking, and proper drying of the layers.
- Pigments used, Burnt Umber, Raw and Burnt Sienna dry faster. The reds and whites generally dry slower. All the other pigments dry more or less at the same rate.
- Oil paint dries from oxygenation, so the more exposure to oxygen, the quicker your painting will dry.
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These are so easy to use and spread. Love the fact they are friendly for the environment. Although they are limited palettes I have created unlimited shades and colors and my paintings look amazing. Some you can see in the background of my videos
Very smooth application with this oil paint brand. Easy to mix, but be mindful of how thinner is used. Colors are solid through application. Overall great brand to use. Would like to see a set of at least 50 to 60 tube sets offered in the future.
Thank you for your review. It's reviews such as yours that really help us understand what our customers love about our products but also where we might improve. Please don't hesitate to message us for anything.-Ryan
Beautiful paints, I haven’t put them to canvas yet but I look forward to practicing skin tones with this set :heart:️
Not used these paints yet but must say they look amazing and really impressed by the colours exited to try them out.
Excellent quality and pigment of color, easy to use. Excellent customer service. Will purchase again. Thank you
Very smooth. Acts like more expensive paints
I do oil portraits and I usually work with Sennelier oil paints. My sister bought me these as a Christmas gift. I must say it was the best gift ever cause if it wasn't for her I wouldn't have known.Comparing to what I've used before.. these are much easier to work with, they sit different on the canvas, the pigment is more vibrant, the texture is creamier. I use Liquin original as a medium and they go well toghether.
Definitely enjoying the oil paints and as a bonus this sketchbook was shipped to me free for purchasing the oil paint, how awesome is that?!
It's been a while since I've oil panted and this product seems to fit my need for balance of quality and budget. Paint mixes well and applies well. Clean up is pretty typical and the color is nice and vibrant. Only time will tell as to how well it holds up. Dries quickly which I like when layering different parts of my work. Overall, I would recommend the product. My only recommendation is to manufacture single tubes - especially black and white and in larger sizes as these two are used the most.