This is a professional line of oil paint formulated to the highest standards. These oils feature high pigment load and excellent mixing power. Color intensities replicate those of handcrafted, limited edition oils produced prior to the invention of the collapsible tube in the 1840s. The consistency is silky, not oily. This enables the artist to paint the thinnest layers or thick impasto brushstrokes with ease.
Using techniques dating back to the days of the Old Masters, Michael Harding creates powerful, intense colors of paint that are both beautiful and durable. No fillers or extenders are used. No driers are added to even up the drying time of each pigment within the oil. This ensures against brittleness, cracking, and wrinkling.
All colors but one in the line are ground in a grade of refined cold pressed linseed oil that is chosen for its neutral acidity to ensure permanence. Titanium White No. 1 is ground in safflower oil.
Lead Whites — Due to European regulations the 250 ml size of Cremnitz White (Linseed Oil), Cremnitz White (Walnut Oil), Flake White No. 1, and Foundation White now come in cartridges. The cartridges must be used with a caulking gun which can be purchased at hardware stores.
Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
*Due to European regulations the 250 ml size now comes in cartridges. The cartridges must be used with a caulking gun which can be purchased at hardware stores.
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