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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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from San Diego
Comments about Williamsburg Handmade Oil Paints:
The paint quality is the best from all different brands that I tried (many). The pigment is very strong, so I don't need as much paint, even though the paint is pricey. The choice of colors is out of this world.I can describe the Williamsburg in on word- addictive. I would like eventually to switch mostly to this brand- right now I only could afford a few tubes in different colors.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I love williamsburg's earthy french and italian colors.
from Sebastian Florida
I recently used italian pink in a painting I did of ancient egyptian scene. I glazed the background with it and it gave the painting a mysterious feeling antique feeling.
In love with this product
from Charlotte, NC
I love the consistency and quality of this paint. I use the titanium white as my base white.
Winning Color with Williamsburg Paints
By Mary Michaela
from Charlottesville, VA
I have only recently started painting with Williamburg paints after an artist friend suggested I try them. Not only are the colors rich and true but the luminosity and beauty of the paint enriches my painting practice.
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Weigh In, oil on canvas, 24 x 30
Tags: Made with Product, Oil Painting, Still Life, Williamsburg Paints
Tags: Williamsburg Paints, Oil Painting, Still Life, Made with Product
By Plein Air Painter
from Oriental NC
Found a color I couldn't find anywhere else with just the right chroma individuality.
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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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