Ideally, oil paint only contains linseed oil, as it combines the best properties for a binder and the simpler the composition, the better. Linseed oil tends to yellow a little more than other oils used to make paints. However, this is outweighed by the strong film it has after drying.
If you are just starting out with oil painting and don’t have any paint tubes yet, it makes sense to buy a range of paints in the form of a paint set. The most useful colors are included to cover a wide range of gamut by mixing. 5 colors plus white are a great start to learn to mix colors without having to rely on additional colours. As described here most of the colors we perceive in nature are achieved through earth tones and few primary colors.
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