When I paint in oil I use water-mixable and have for many years. Started out of necessity. I paint many pet portraits and have found this paint works great. Over the years I have learned through experience how fun and creative you can be with these paints. I like watercolor, love thin washes. You can do that. I love texture. You can achieve that. I love gloss and matt. You can do both on one painting. It is so much fun the painting takes on a life on its own.