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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 Calgary, AB
Comments about Old Holland Classic Oil Colors:
Great service as always Dick Blick. You have equipped me to study with Master Nerdrum this fall, Thank you!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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
from New York, NY
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
My go to paint
from Santa Fe
The texture and consistency are perfect. Yes it is a bit mor expensive that most, but the product is so worth it
Really, really love Old Holland
By 68 Charger
Can't believe how little it takes to get good coverage. This is my first time using Old Holland and I'm kicking myself for not using it sooner.
By Lee Painter
from Tucson, Arizona
Old holland paint is consistently high quality with very rich saturated color.
Old Holland oil paints
Great value for big tubes of excellent quality oil paint!
from Sacramento, CA
Purchased Old Holland oils - Burnt Sienna and Green umber which arrived timely and the quality of the oils does seem better than what I have been using --The green umber is for underpainting/portraits.
This is the first time for using holland brand oil paint and it's worth the price.
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