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Dedicated to handmade integrity, Williamsburg Handmade Oils are crafted by skilled American artisans using top-quality pigments from around the world. Each of the more than 140 colors in the line possesses a unique consistency and texture — some are slightly gritty, while others are extremely smooth. This is what makes Williamsburg Handmade Oils so unique and prized by the painters who choose them.
Colors are made in small batches no larger than five gallons at a time to ensure the highest level of control. Pigments are carefully ground to enhance the beauty and luminosity specific to each, and then combined with pure, premium, alkali-refined and pH-balanced linseed oil. Every ingredient is hand-measured, and every batch is scrutinized for quality.
Most Williamsburg Oils are considered to have excellent lightfastness (LF I), with the exception of Alizarin Crimson and Van Dyke Brown, which have very poor lightfastness (LFIII).
Special Edition Colors
Williamsburg offers four Special Edition iron oxide colors that utilize the same pigments as standard Williamsburg colors, but are milled to a finer consistency to make them suitable for glazing. Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide is based on Stil De Grain, with a dark yellow-brown masstone that gives way to amber and light ochre when glazing. Transparent Orange Iron Oxide is based on Italian Pink, and produces a very deep red-orange masstone that results in rich orange-red glazes. Transparent Brown Iron Oxide has its origins in Dutch Brown, and results in translucent brown glazes reminiscent of coffee or tanned leather. Transparent Red Oxide is a finer version of Brown Pink, and results in red tones reminiscent of stained cherry wood when glazing.
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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By Plein Air Painter
from Oriental NC
Comments about Williamsburg Handmade Oil Paints:
Found a color I couldn't find anywhere else with just the right chroma individuality.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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A little goes a long way.
from Los Gatos, CA
I love Williamsburg paints. I do colorful oil paintings and Williamsburg has the best oranges and blues that I have found. Started with little samples and they were so awesome I now can't live without them. The have such unmatched intensity. Yummy!
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Love the translucent paints.
from Santa Fe
The paints add a special luminosity to my work!
I am a painter, for many years and have used Williamsburg oils with all my students and myself for years. Love the paint only complaint txt hat the view company has altered some oh the colors.
Great oil paints
from Huntingdon Valley, PA
Will mix nicely with Winsor Newton oils
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Satisfied- but the price! OMG!
from Shelton, CT
I like the plasticity and "feel" of the paints- but the price is difficult!
Great Stuff and Experience
Great texture and Beautiful pigment. A pleasure to paint with. Excellent Quality.
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from New Mexico
I like Williamsburg oils, the texture is wonderful and pigments good. There are certain colors I use from several brands, and I find these paints are not lacking in anything. So this time I bought Alizarin Orange to try, very rich color.
First time buying this product and was very satisfied
from Philadelphia, PA
This was my first purchase of the Williamsburg product and it pasted all my expectations. I've been oil painting for over 40 years and this product is as good as any other oil paints I've purchased.
quick and easy
A product not available elsewhere - happy to find it here. Signup was quick and easy and the product arrived within a few days.
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