Combined with more than 170 years of manufacturing and quality control expertise, the formulation of
Winsor & Newton uses only the purest of pigments in the manufacture of its Artists' Oil Color line, ensuring the cleanest, brightest colors, which in turn produce the best color mixtures. Maximum quality control throughout all stages of production, plus the selection of the most suitable drying oils and pigment dispersion methods, ensure that each color's properties are preserved.
Winsor & Newton's quality standards include the use of single pigments wherever possible to create individual colors. Combined with strength of color, single pigments provide a wide color range in themselves and offer cleaner, brighter mixtures with an infinite range of hues. This is particularly important for greens, violets, and oranges. There are 80 single pigment colors in the Artists' Oil Color range.
Winsor & Newton has also developed permanent alternatives for the less durable traditional colors, without compromising the handling properties consistent with oil paints. Of the 120 colors in the
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Oil colors have been used in various forms since the 15th century. The popularity of oil paints can be attributed to their extraordinary versatility, offering excellent results when used for the traditional painting techniques of blending and glazing, impasto and scumbling.
Winsor & Newton began making color in 1832, swiftly developing and subsequently maintaining a reputation for unparalleled excellence and consistency worldwide. The most recent advances in pigment technology have allowed Winsor & Newton to build upon its already high standards and further improve its color range for artists. The improvements are a result of using new and unique pigments, which offer increased permanence and greater color strength.
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