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Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors

  • Getting the proper pigment is just the beginning. So much of the quality of oil paint is in the grinding. Each color is ground to enhance the beauty and luminosity specific to that particular pigment. Some colors will feel slightly gritty; others extremely smooth.
  • Our Cerulean Blue will have a beautiful velvet, light-absorbing surface with an extremely strong covering power;
  • our Siennas will often be chunky or gritty to allow light to travel through the vehicle, exposing rich golden or mahogany undertones instead of just heavy, dull browns.
  • Pigments are ground in pure, premium, alkali-refined linseed oil and made in batches no larger than eight gallons at a time. This gives us total control over the product, much like the late nineteenth-century French color makers.
  • All the materials are hand measured, and every ounce of paint is scrutinized. Most are available in tubes of 37 ml, 150 ml and jars of 8 oz. and 16oz. (Larger quantities are also available.)
  • Larger quantities of paint are packed in aluminum cans using only the purest materials.
  • Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors are used by the world's finest artists whose work can be found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and MOMA in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, and the Beaubourg in Paris.
  • Each color is milled in small batches to bring out the best qualities of the pigment used.  


Product Choice : Series 1 to 8


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Williamsburg Basic Painting Oil Color Tube 37ml

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