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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).
This set is ideal for capturing the wide variety of hues, shades, and tints encountered in nature. It contains 11 ml tubes of Permanent Yellow Light, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Sevres Blue, Sap Green, Italian Lemon Ochre, and Burnt Sienna, plus a 37 ml tube of Titanium White.
Modern Colors Set
Crisp and bright, these modern colors are an excellent choice for painters looking to supplement their traditional colors with higher chroma alternatives. The set contains 11 ml tubes of Permanent Yellow Light, Permanent Yellow Deep, Fanchon Red, Permanent Crimson, Egyptian Violet, Phthalo Blue, Phthalo Green, Quinacridone Gold Brown, plus a 37 ml Titanium White.
Signature Colors Set
Explore some of Williamsburg's most unique "signature colors" with this set, which contains 11 ml tubes of Brilliant Yellow Pale, Alizarin Orange, Persian Rose, King's Blue, Courbet Green, Italian Lemon Ochre, Stil de Grain, and French Ardoise Grey, plus a 37 ml tube of Titanium White.
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.
Traditional Colors Set
Interested in exploring a more traditional range of colors? This classic palette includes 11 ml tubes of Cadmium Lemon, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red Medium, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue (Genuine), Raw Sienna, and French Raw Umber, plus a 37 ml tube of Titanium White.
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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I love this paint!
By Camille Barnes Studio
Comments about Williamsburg Handmade Oil Paints:
I would but this paint anytime, excellent quality.
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from West Tisbury MA.
A beautiful cadmium lemon yellow, light with a touch of green.
A favorite on the palette
By Elwha Painter
Using a limited palette of favorite colors from a few select makers, I must say Williamsburg is the crème de la crème. The quality of color, texture and the way they handle make them worth higher price point. I especially like their approach to a couple of earth colors, which I used to avoid and now find I can't do without. The slight grittiness of the grind, the uniquely perfect body of the paint, and the incredible versatility in mixing have elevated the pleasurable experience of painting a notch for me. I stock large tubes for studio and small tubes for the light mobility of Plein air painting. Would share my 3 personal faves, but...
I would buy this product again
from Virginia Beach, VA
shades of violet are essential to a dramatic finish in any picture. Choose wisely.
i have been painting for 50 years. this is the best paint.
By henry lee from big d
from ovilla texas l
Both in portrait and landscape painting
Beautiful oil paint
from Norman, OK
The consistency is lovely and the color quality is beautiful.
Nice consistency, no zinc filler
By santa fe
from Santa Fe, NM
Great oil paint brand
i love the richness of the colors and the thick consistency of the paint. The thrill of new paint!
Native Italian Earth Colors
Recently purchased this set after looking at it for a long time. Wow, these paints are incredible. Love the different textures of the grind. Been painting direct with a lot of paint on the brush and these dry to a translusence that is really eye-catching. Couldn't be happier.
I have finally found my perfect oil paint.
from Valencia, Ca.
I have looked for smooth, creamy highly pigmented oil paints; and, I found it. Williamsburg. The hues a strong and clean...they mix pure combinations when needed. I love the feel of the paint even right out of the tube. Old Holland, to me, has been surpassed in quality, price and feel.
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