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Old Holland has been making artist colors since 1664, making it one of the oldest continuously operating companies in the art supplies industry. The company is known for uncompromising adherance to traditional techniques and standards.
All color making is done by hand, and all processes are controlled by artists. Pigments are ground in stone rather than metal rollers.
Old Holland Oils are produced according to traditional recipes, those used for paintings made in the 17th century. These paintings retain the clarity of their colors to this day. That's durability.
Like hundreds of years ago, only the best pigments and binders are used to produce very concentrated and light-fast paint, resulting in higher color strength, hiding power, and intensity. That goes for all 168 colors listed here.
Only cold-pressed linseed oil from the first pressing is used for the binder. This optimizes oxidation (drying) of the paint and also promotes permanence. The brush strokes flow out better too.
Hand-painted Color Chart
An essential tool for oil painters, this beautiful color chart displays every color in the Old Holland Classic Oil Color range on hand-painted chips that measure 1¾" × ½". The chart, which measures 27½" high × 12" wide, also includes comprehensive information about pigment composition, transparency, lightfastness, drying time, and oil content.
Introductory Set of 10
This set contains ten 40 ml tubes. The color palette will work for landscape, portrait, or abstract painting. Colors include Mixed White No. 2, Scheveningen Yellow Light, Scheveningen Red Light, Ultramarine Blue, Madder (Crimson) Lake Deep Extra, Sap Green Lake Extra, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Scheveningen Warm Gray, Old Holland Red Gold Lake.
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
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from Charleston SC
Comments about Old Holland Classic Oil Colors:
The best oil paints around.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Taos, NM
Old Holland Titanium White is excellent. I use the tube for ease of use and less waste. No other paint has matched the density and color - knife work stays sharp and doesn't collapse like extenders can do.This paint is not cheap but, until I find something like it, I will keep using it.
Best in the business for purity in color
Old Hollands are really the most vibrant and color saturated oil paints on the market. I try to buy one tube every time I shop and slowly stock up that way. They are pricey but if you are traditional glaze painter like me you will find they last a long time due to their purity of color. A little goes a long way and many of their colors are unlike any other brand making them an asset to have. Also, they have the best purples/violets on the market by far.
Excellent Oil paint, Excellent price
from St. Augustine, FL
This is hands down one of the best quality paints on the market, I love old Holland's dark ochre because it performs and feels like old master quality pigments...this color in particular I cannot live without for flesh painting.
Excellent Selection of Quality Products
from Anderson IN
Terrific selection of oil paint and supplies at a significantly reduced price. Reliable and fast delivery.
Buy the best you can afford
I have been buying different brands of oil paints to find the ones that I prefer. I have to say that Old Holland Oil colours have become a favourite. Their quality, texture and colour strength arereliable and wonderful to use. I have a handful of my favourite colours as they are at the upper end of the price scale but I find they go a long way. Even if you only have one tube of this paint, it is worth trying if you can afford to. For all the time that goes into a painting, using good quality paint will make it worthwhile.
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from Calgary, AB
Great service as always Dick Blick. You have equipped me to study with Master Nerdrum this fall, Thank you!
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Love these paints!
from Thatcher, AZ
I really don't have anything bad to say about the Old Holland Oils. They seem like they are creamier in texture than other brands, the colors are vibrant, and easy to mix to the color I want. They are very expensive, but they are worth it. My paintings seem more vibrant and alive.
Indian Yellow Brown Lake Extra
By Mike the Stargazer
I have been examining dichromatic pigments and this Old Holland blend is superb. It is also very transparent for a pigment.
Greatest oil paints
By Kate the prof
from Clinton ,NY
Highest quality pigments .Beautiful brush feel
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