So you're implying this set is more of a childs toy? Please give me some hints on what to buy. Even though I don't have the space right now, I can start building a collection of good tools slowly. Just the colors I'll need to learn to mix and no more.
If I followed Ross or Maz wet on wet painting methods which seems very nice, how long does it take to dry? Days, weeks, months?
Oh No I'm not implying it's a child's toy. No oil painting is a child's toy. It is really a good deal. A surprisingly good deal actually. What I'm saying is there is so much more than just that if you really get into oil painting. I spend over $100 a month on my painting supplies. But then I do around 3 paintings a week. I don't know the quality of Bob Ross paints but when I get a 37ml tube of paint it costs me anywhere from $7 to $18 a tube. The higher the pigment the more expensive the paint. For the flowers I paint I want them to Pop off the canvas with color.
You will need Odorless mineral spirits. You will also need some kind of medium. Like I said in the other post I'm using Walnut Alkyd Medium. You will need brush conditioner, I use Pink Soap. You already know about canvas or canvas board and an easel. 4 brushes is bare minimum, I'm guessing they include a flat, a liner, a scenery brush, and a fan.....But there are so many more and all different sizes? For some areas you will want small and delicate and others you will want big and bold. You will find that you will want brushes of all different sizes if you really get into it. I can not paint with the large brushes that Bob Ross uses. So that's what I was implying. That if you get into oil painting you will be purchasing a lot more than what is in the starter.
As for drying time............A lot depends on where you live. When I was at the retreat in Nevada the air was so dry that the drying time was fast. Pretty much overnight even without using medium.(We did wet on wet at the retreat). Here in Arkansas the drying time is several days without using a medium. If I were to use the liquid white or linseed oil or Walnut oil in Arkansas without a medium to speed up drying I can count on the drying time to be at least a week.