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When Less is More
Using few essential colors to mix almost any color brings a greater balance throughout a painting
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 ESSENTIAL PALETTE is viewed by many artists as their foundation, no matter what they paint.
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 45 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: ZenART Brand Ambassador Ayna Paisley
Award winning London-based professional artist Ayna Paisley (@aynapaisleyart) experiments with mixed media & collages. Having started her journey with a very traditional approach to art, she now explores the possibilities and depth that mixed media bring to her projects. Her main focus lays in working with wax - encaustic is one of her primary line of work. She is also very passionate about working with paper, particularly collage. She playfully mixes different mediums, including oil, gouache and acrylics.
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 Essential Palette?
The foundation you need no matter what you are painting, or in which style. There are 8 x large 1.52 fl.oz (45 ml) tubes, including:
Titanium White (PW6), Cadmium Yellow Hue (PY1), Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue (PY83), Cadmium Red Hue (PR21), Alizarin Crimson (PR63:1), Cerulean Blue (PG7/PB15/PW6), Cobalt Blue (PB15/PW6), and Ivory Black (PBK11).
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.
Art Student. I have been trying to find oil paints that I can be comfortable with especially at a good price. I really love the pigment in this oil paint! It's so easy to blend the colors together too. I am definitely going to keep buying all my oil paint from this brand.
The price cannot be beat on these oils. The tubes are very large and are high quality. The colors definitely mix well together to create the exact shade you want. After purchasing this set, I am definitely interested in purchasing the other two palettes by ZenART. It's clear the creators put a lot of thought and work into creating these palette sets to create paints that will work for all types of artists and paintings.
I have been meaning to get back to painting after many years. I didn't want to spend too much money since I'm super rusty. This set is perfect for someone starting out and even for more advanced artists. The quality is great and the colors are vivid.
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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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As the professional artist and teacher I have to find for myself and my clients best products available on the market for reasonable price. Most of the time I use oil based paint sets and recently I was looking for a good professional paint sets for my fine art class students, and after checking the high street artshops had a look at the online offerings. All products from Zen Art are great quality but I am really impressed with the quality and the price is a real bargain. This set is great value for money! Highly recommend to other students and professional artists for its high quality and overall value for money. Also the quality of packaging is great!
I was so impressed by this store!
The highly trained staff of the ZenArt provided me with expert advice on making an order. I’ve never seen such a help doing offline shopping. The speed of the deliver was also surprisingly fast. The quality of goods was incredible. Thank you ZenArt so much for making my wish of being an artist come true. Definitely I will return for all these amazing things I haven't buy yet.
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
Great product and vibrant colors. I have attached mine top and my daughter's(5) bottom art work prepared using these oils. I am not a professional but it was easy to work with these even for beginners like ourselves.