Williamsburg Oil Paints source the best raw materials in the world. Each is carefully ground to enhance the beauty and luminosity specific to each pigment. These paints are uniquely hand-crafted and of the highest quality available.
The original Van Dyke Brown had only fair lightfastness, with the color tending to shift to gray.
The original Van Dyke Brown was slightly toxic, containing coal products.
The original Van Dyke Brown was made from surface deposites of lignite or peat. In most lines of piant, it is manufactured from synthetic materials.
Cologne Earth or Cassel Earth
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