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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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This is the heaven for oil paints
from Valencia, Ca.
Comments about Williamsburg Handmade Oil Paints:
I love these creamy paints right from the tube. Mixing them holds the integrity of all colors blended. They don't get so heavy you need a shovel to turn them; also, they don't get soupy.The colors are so clean and bright, even the Umbers seem to glow. I love, love, love these Williamsburg paints.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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a gem of a paint line!
from Sykesville, MD
Great consistency in this line of oil paint and a joy to work with!
Williamsburg Handmade Oils are the Best
from St. Simons Island, GA
All Williamsburg oils are real quality. I always order a large tube of the palest yellow and it is worth the money.
from Boston MA
Can't go wrong with Williamsburg. The cost reflects the quality and the professionalism of the employees.
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Thick, luscious, full of pigment
from Dallas TX
Great paints. Very thick out of the tube, so have some medium ready. But good news - one tube has lasted me 200+ paintings.
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Porch light with Williamsburg!
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Some trees and hills
Williamsburg Oils are one of my go to tools
By Salt Tide Stuff
from Montgomery Ny and Cape Charles Va
I use these in all my artwork. I love the quality, flow and richness of the paint. The array of color choices are second to none. I would love to see larger tube sizes and cans of paint offered in their special colors.
By Wrong Way Studio
from Torrington, CT
I have been using some Williamsburg paints for many years and I am slowly converting to all Williamsburg. Great consistency and handling. Superior quality made in the USA.
I would give these way more stars if available! As a professional artist these are my preference for oils EVER time. The pigments are rich, the consistency is so nice to work with.
Williamsburg always excellent
Williamsburg makes *amazing* paint. It's on the mildly stiffer end, but very workable. The tactile experience is absolutely top-notch. Their supply of natural earth paints is the best in the market, as far as I can tell, having a wide and subtle range of the umbers and ochres from across the world. Interestingly, Williamsburg also makes varying coarsenesses of paint, which add delightful and hard to reproduce effects. Too, they make a point of contributing to the online painting community, providing detailed and scientific information about the craft of paintmaking.I heartily recommend Williamsburg paint, and look forward to buying more from them.
Very high quality oil paint
from ocala fl.
Williamsburg paint is high quality. very happy.
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