Chroma Archival Oils is a line of professional-quality artists' oil paints that includes an assortment of Series 1 "Gold Series" colors at a student-grade price.
The Gold Series completes a mixing palette that is much more highly pigmented and satisfying for students and professors to use in the classroom. All Gold Series colors are denoted in the table below with an asterisk (*).
With a formulation of "perfected consistency" and a rich, buttery texture, Archival Oils appeal to all oil artists, from beginners to experts. When combined with Chroma Archival Odorless Mediums, they dry quickly on the painting, but remain workable on the palette.
As Archival paintings dry, cure, and become stable, their surface layers stretch to accommodate movement below, allowing artists to complete their work quickly without harming it, even when complex layering techniques are used. Age-cracking does not occur on paintings created using Archival Oils.
Use Chroma Archival Oils with Chroma Archival Odorless Mediums for a healthier and more pleasant working environment.
Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
I continue to use them for four big reasons: 1. Very high quality - excellent pigments and great consistency make them a joy to work with. 2. Fast drying - touch dry in under 24 hours and with mediums available to extend drying time when required. 3. Permanently flexible - made with alkyd resin so you can do away with traditional oil painting rules and you don't have to worry about cracking. 4. Low toxicity - slow solvent evaporation, which means less toxic fumes - very important for studio work.
This product’s quality compared to similar, competitive alternatives is:
Best in its category
The price of this product compared to similar, competitive alternatives is:
A solid value
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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'Footsteps' 2008 Archival Oil on Canvas 122 x 91cm
Chroma Archival Oils are a professional artist's oil that's accessible to students and amateurs. Archival Series 1 Oils offer a complete mixing palette of affordable colors that are highly pigmented, permanent, and much more satisfying to use than traditional all-one-price student-grade paints. Unique benefits of Archival Oils include: freedom of technique, fast drying time and flexibility.