Discover Oil Painting.
Without Solvents.
Create Better Art.

This little book by artist Kimberly Brooks is a culmination of knowledge of a lifetime of painting by with a full decade focused on how to paint in the safest way possible. It is both a reference manual and a survival guide intended for experienced oil painters who want to paint without solvents or new painters who are approaching oil painting for the first time.

About the Author

Kimberly Brooks is a contemporary painter who exhibits around the world. After thousands of pages of research and even more hours of experimentation, she converted her practice to solvent-free over a decade ago and has written this book to spread the word that what is old is new again.


Summer Workshop 2019
Join artist Kimberly Brooks for an eight week workshop where she will conduct live weekly sessions, offer her curriculum on safe practices, materials and supplies, and delve into the history of pigments with companion painting assignments and exercises.

This class is for artists who are moving into oils for the first time, as well as experienced painters who want a deeper understanding of oil painting as a medium, to learn safe practices, in particular painting without solvents. In addition to exercises and materials, the focus will be on creating individual oil painting studio set ups. The location of the class is therefore, online with live weekly sessions with the instructor. Limited availability.

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