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Utrecht has been carefully handcrafting Utrecht Artists' Oil Colors in its Brooklyn, New York, mill for more than 50 years. These fine oil colors are prized by professional artists around the world for their brilliant color, buttery texture, outstanding lightfastness, and excellent long-term performance.
High pigment concentrations guarantee superior tinting strength and remarkable vibrancy straight from the tube. A wide range of single pigment colors produces excellent mixing results.
Don't be misled by the affordability of Utrecht Artists' Oils — they are comparable in quality to leading professional brands costing significantly more.
*Flake White and Flemish White are not Brooklyn Made products.
Basic Color Set
A longtime favorite of art teachers, this set provides a good starting palette for the first time painter and is an excellent limited palette at an economical price. The set contains six 1.25 oz (37 ml) colors including Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Hue, Cadmium Red Hue, Brilliant Blue, Brilliant Green, and Ivory Black.
Color Theory Set
Excellent for color theory exercises of all kinds, this set provides a fundamental palette of pure, single pigment primaries, allowing students to create their own clean secondary colors, tints, and shades. It contains five 1.25 oz (37 ml) tubes, including Titanium White, Zinc Yellow Hue, Quinacridone Red, Phthalo Blue, and Ivory Black. A color mixing guide is also included.
Complete Artists' Set
This set provides a full spectrum of color with which to experiment or pursue traditional painting approaches. It contains nine 1.25 oz (37 ml) tubes (Naples Yellow Light, Cadmium Red Hue, Burnt Sienna, Hansa Yellow Light, Alizarin Crimson, Phthalo Blue, Phthalo Green, Yellow Ochre, and Ivory Black), a 150 ml tube of Titanium White, three quality bristle brushes (Size 4 Round, Size 8 Flat, and Size 6 Filbert), a palette knife, and a 9" × 12" disposable palette pad.
Deluxe Easel Set
The Utrecht Artists' Oil Deluxe Easel Set includes everything in the Wood Box Set below, plus two 16" x 20" canvas panels and a sturdy, lightweight easel with carry bag. The aluminum easel has telescoping legs for floor or tabletop use. It holds canvas up to 34" high and collapses to a compact 26-1/2" for easy transport. The easel weighs 5 lb.
Ideal for capturing the light en plein air, this set is based on the preferred palette of many of today's well-known landscape painters. It contains nine 1.25 oz (37 ml) oil colors, including Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Lemon, Yellow Ochre, Quinacridone Red, Venetian Red, Viridian, Yellow Green, Ultramarine Blue, and Payne's Gray.
Inspired by the favored color selections of leading portrait artists, this set allows you to achieve excellent flesh tones in a variety of lighting conditions. It includes 1.25 oz (37 ml) tubes of Titanium White, Naples Yellow Light, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Chromium Oxide Green, Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine Blue, and Payne's Gray.
Wood Box Set
The Utrecht Artists' Oil Wood Box Set is the quintessential professional oil painting set. It includes 12, 1.25 oz (37 ml) tubes of Utrecht Artists' Oil (Zinc Yellow Hue, Naples Yellow Light, Viridian, Chromium Oxide Green, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Red Light, Quinacridone Red, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, and Payne's Gray), plus 5 oz (150 ml) tubes of Titanium White and Utrecht White. They are contained in a premium, Jullian of Paris hand-oiled wood box along with four Utrecht Series 207 Blended Bristle brushes, an oiled wooden palette, a double aluminum palette cup, a 3-1/8" trowel-shaped palette knife, and an 8" × 10" canvas panel. The finely crafted box has softly rounded corners, a sturdy leather handle, and heavy-duty brass closures and fittings. It includes a convenient, tilt-out canvas board holder and aluminum-lined brush trays.
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.
To view a PDF of Utrecht Artists' Oil Paints, please click here.
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Founded more than 65 years ago in the Utrecht neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, Utrecht is known worldwide as a leading manufacturer of top-quality, handcrafted paints and other art supplies. A groundbreaking company, Utrecht is officially recognized by the Brooklyn Made program sponsored by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. This seal denotes Utrecht’s Gold Certification status and its position as a leading, locally based manufacturer and employer.
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juicy very juicy love them
By rene beanie
from hollis, nh
Comments about Utrecht Artists' Oil Colors:
I would like them to make a sap green
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from North Carolina
Right in my price range.Good quality for the money.
Utrecht oil paints
I have found these to be the best bargain for the money of professional grade oil paints.
Images shared by Dee
Utrecht oils are core to my pallette.
from Ft Myers, FL.
Colors are true. Hold up well in heavy medium.
By K. Ostrovska
from New York, NY
I just started oil painting a year ago and was working with a limited palette of primaries. I only had cadmium light from the winsor brand as a yellow. When i added this yellow to my palette, it really helped activate the warm colors I mix. There is a lot of pigment and it really helps add a richness to the paintings. Will buy again when I run out.
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11 by 14 inch oil painting done with this yellow
Never disappointed with Utrecht Oils
from Landis, NC
One thing that my 1st painting instructor told me was that, "If you're going to spend money on anything, spend it on your paints and brushes." Not that these oils are expensive, but I have purchased lesser oils around town and have always been disappointed. I do NOT have that problem with Utrecht. These were the first oils that I purchased as a beginning student 3 years ago and these are the oils that I keep coming back to and are probably all that I will ever use.
By Pablo H
from Orlando, Fl
I will buy this product again
Ive been painting for over 20 years. Im retired now and dont have the income I once had. Looking for ways to reduce expenses I decided to try the Utretch oils. I was suprised and delighted at how well they perform. They are every bit as good as the more expensive brands ( I cannot comment on Old Holland as I have never tried those). And theyre made right here in the states. Sorry I didnt try them out years ago. Louis
I have used these and like them
By E the Painter
from Atlanta GA
Blick offers good prices on these plus specials at times. Made in USA.
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
I don't think I would order this PORTRAIT paints again.
from Holly Springs NC
Most portrait paints are professional mixes such as the PRO MIX that we bought from Blick the last timeEX: Pro Mix Color System's Neutral 5. This set of paints I will have to add some other paints to obtain the proper shades for my portraits. I can do that with the paints I had in house and saved . I'll keep the paints, but not for my portraits necessarily. In other words, I'm not pleased with what I paid for.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on the portrait colors set. The sets labeled for portrait or landscape are intended as basic palettes that include the ideal colors for mixing needed hues — they are not collections of pre-mixed convenience colors. Please know that if you feel these paints won't meet your needs, you're welcome to return them. For more information, just call 1-800-723-2787 to speak to a Customer Care Agent.
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