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Holbein ranks as one of the world's finest lines of professional oil colors. The formulation of each color is modified individually to compensate for the inherent differences in the working characteristics of pigments. The result is an even consistency across the entire palette of color.
Holbein maintains its quality standards by test inspection of pigment purity, color tone, applicability and adhesion, physical stability, light stability, thermo-stability, and anti-bacterial stability. Pigments are ground from three to five times as necessary to achieve a universally consistent viscosity. The manufacturing process in each of the preparation, mixing, grinding, adjustment, and filling stages is monitored by reference to optimum quality standards.
Foundation Oil Colors
These colors contain a high percentage of opaque pigment suspended in linseed oil. They provide a barrier between the painting and the primed surface. They are perfect for underpainting and texturizing the surface prior to painting.
Set of 100 Colors, in 10 ml Tubes
Colors include 10 ml tubes of each color in the 50 color set, plus Alps Red, Aureolin, Baryte Green, Blue Black, Brown Pink, Cadmium Green, Cadmium Red, Cadmium Red Purple, Cadmium Yellow, Carmine, Chinese Red, Cinnabar Green Light, Cobalt Blue Pale, Cobalt Green, Cobalt Green Deep, Cobalt Green Pale, Coral Red, Geranium Lake, Gold Ochre, Green Gray, Greenish Yellow, Indian Red, Indian Yellow, Indigo, Jaune Brilliant #1, Jaune Brilliant #2, Jaune Brilliant #4, Light Red Bright, Mars Orange, Mars Yellow, Monochrome Tint Cool, Monochrome Tint Warm, Mineral Violet, Navy Blue, Neutral Gray, Oriental Green, Oxide of Chromium, Peach Black, Peony Red, Permanent Yellow Pale, Pink Madder, Prussian Green, Rose Dore, Rose Gray, Scarlet Lake, Sepia, Ultramarine Light, Verditer Blue, Violet Gray, and Yellow Gray.
Set of 12 Colors, in 10 ml Tubes
Colors include 10 ml tubes of Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Cobalt Blue Hue, Crimson Lake, Ivory Black, Permanent Green Pale, Permanent Yellow Light, Ultramarine Deep, Vermilion Hue, Viridian Hue, Yellow Ochre, and Permanent White SF.
Set of 12 Colors, in 20 ml Tubes
Colors include 20 ml tubes of Ivory Black, Crimson Lake, Vermilion Hue, Yellow Ochre, Permanent Yellow Light, Permanent Green Pale, Viridian Hue, Cobalt Blue Hue, Ultramarine Deep, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, and a 50 ml tube of Permanent White SF.
Set of 18 Colors, in 10 ml Tubes
Colors include 10 ml tubes of Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Chinese Red, Cobalt Blue Deep, Compose Blue, Ivory Black, Jaune Brilliant 3, Lemon Yellow, Light Red, Permanent Green Deep, Permanent Green Pale, Permanent Yellow Deep, Rose Madder, Ultramarine Light, Vermilion Hue, Viridian, Yellow Ochre, and Permanent White SF.
Set of 24 Colors, in 10 ml Tubes
Colors include 10 ml tubes of Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Cerulean Blue, Chinese Red, Cobalt Blue Deep, Cobalt Violet Light Hue, Crimson Lake, Emerald Green Nova, Ivory Black, Jaune Brilliant 3, Lemon Yellow, Light Red, Permanent Orange, Permanent Green Deep, Permanent Green Pale, Permanent Yellow Deep, Permanent Yellow Light, Prussian Blue, Terre Verte, Ultramarine Deep, Vermilion Hue, Viridian, Yellow Ochre, and Permanent White SF.
Set of 50 Colors, in 10 ml Tubes
Colors include 10 ml tubes of Blue Gray, Bright Red, Brilliant Pink, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Cerulean Blue, Cinnabar Green, Cobalt Blue Deep, Cobalt Violet Light Hue, Compose Blue, Compose Green, Crimson Lake, Emerald Green Nova, Gray of Gray, Gold, Ivory Black, Ivory White, Horizon Blue, Jaune Brilliant #3, Lemon Yellow, Light Magenta, Light Red, Manganese Blue Nova, Mauve, Misty Blue, Naples Yellow, Olive Green, Oriental Blue, Permanent Green Deep, Permanent Green Light, Permanent Green Pale, Permanent Orange, Permanent White SF, Permanent Yellow Deep, Permanent Yellow Lemon, Permanent Yellow Light, Prussian Blue, Raw Sienna, Raw Umber, Rose Madder, Rose Violet, Sap Green, Shell Pink, Silver, Terre Verte, Turquoise Blue, Ultramarine Deep, Vermilion Hue, Viridian, and Yellow Ochre.
Transparent Oil Colors
These colors are pre-thinned for glazing, handcoloring photographs, and decorative painting on many surfaces, including glass.
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By Plein Air Cheryl
from California City, Ca
Comments about Holbein Artists' Oil Colors:
The Holbein oils have a great consistency straight from the tube, and a little goes a long way. The colors are vibrant, and well worth the investment.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Best paints: high limits of affordable, consistent, workable
Most enjoyable in consistency that I can afford (right now), excellent color retention and workability... smooth like butter.
Rose Dore - Nice for Flowers
from St. Peters, MO
I was looking for a color to use for pink flowers. I chose this brand because you could get it in a smaller size for me to try out. I have only played with it a little on the palette. It is a little more salmon colored than the pink I was looking for but it will be a nice color for flowers.
Must have Blues!
from Naples, Fl.
Living and painting in southwest Florida blues are an important part of my palette. Two colors I cannot live without are Holbein's Transparent Blue and their Turquoise Blue. The Transparent Blue is fabulous for making transparent glazes when painting water. I add a dab of either olive green or payne's gray to it for water in the distance. The Turquoise Blue I add just a dab of a raw sienna and it ages it just enough to calm it down if I decide to be more subtle. The Transparent Blue I buy two at a time because it comes in a small tube.
always the best
from Joliet Montana
Superb oils, always constant viscosity
HOBEIN=Deep, bright colors
By Momma B-#1 artist
My first Hobein purchases were acrylics and gesso acrylis for BOBBurridge and Caroline Jasper workshops.The paints had excellent color ,so rich that not much was needed to do the paintings.Next bought watercolors and then oil paints. The watercolors are so intense that I was accused of oil painting.I have found the colors in all 4 mediums to be consistent, even though I am not a long time artist.
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By Monica Linville
from Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
I turn to Holbein oil colors because I can find colors in their selection that I can't find elsewhere, certain grays for example. When I paint landscapes I like to use the greys to lighten and neutralize backgrounds to increase a sense of depth. I also like the creamy consistency of the paint and its opacity.
The finest indeed!
By I Paint 4 U
from Aurora, Ohio
The best quality of Holbein oil paints is its texture. It is like painting with butter, and over several years of painting portraits, landscapes and plein air painting, Holbein has never varied it its quality. Often, I have tried other artist's favorites, and Holbein always is superior. Colors are varied and beautiful. Never have I squeezed onto my pallett and seen separation of oil and pigment, as with other brands.
from St Louis
Most saturated paint and well blended.
Love the foundation colors!
from Los Angeles,CA
Dries sufficiently in 1-2 days to paint over without lifting or mixing. Comes in variety of useful shades. Nice consistency. Goes on smoothly. Not too thick.
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