In response to the question about paints from the other day (on Lilting House), my pal Joann writes:
C's favorite media are Prismacolors and acrylic paints.
Acrylics are water clean-up, mix nicely. She likes them.
She uses Daler-Rowney acrylics from Dick Blick or and they are made in ENGLAND! Not China! Not sure about the lead content. I would think that oils would probably be prone to have heavy metals in them as some of the pigments are from earth minerals. (I don't remember why I know that.) BUT I did see in a Dick Blick catalog some "H2Oils" that are water cleanable. I LOVE oils for myself. The richness, the thickness, the globs. LOL
We love Prismacolors too—the soft creamy feel when you're coloring with them, the gorgeous hues. I bought a huge set almost ten years ago (!) from Timberdoodle, and we are still using those pencils! (I do think I replenished with a smaller set several years later, because the kids had used up their favorite colors. But those pencils really do last a long time.)