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Combined with more than 170 years of manufacturing and quality control expertise, the formulation of Winsor & Newton Artists' Oil Color ensures the best raw materials are made into the world’s finest colors. Winsor & Newton Artists' Oil Color is unmatched for its purity, quality, and reliability — a success that is reflected in its worldwide reputation among professional artists.
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.
The Winsor & Newton Artists' Oil Color range offers a wide and balanced spectrum of 120 colors in a variety of sizes. Each color has been specially selected to offer the greatest choice and flexibility, ensuring that artists obtain a palette that is best suited to their work.
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 Winsor & Newton Artists' Oil Color range, 119 are now classified as "permanent for artists' use," which aids the longevity of paintings. Although Alizarin Crimson is only given a "B" rating (moderately durable), it has been part of the Artists' Oil Color range for more than 130 years and is still considered a key color by many contemporary artists.
Because every Winsor & Newton Artists' Oil Color contains the maximum pigment consistent with good handling qualities, it achieves the optimum tinting strength when reduced with White. Winsor & Newton Artists' Oil Colors remain soft and wet for several days, allowing ample time for rework. All colors become touch-dry in thin films within 2 to 12 days.
Introductory Set of 10 Colors
This set contains 10 colors in 21 ml (0.7 oz) sample-size tubes, including Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Umber, Indian Red, Indigo, Ivory Black, Titanium White, Winsor Blue (Red Shade), Winsor Green, Winsor Yellow, and Yellow Ochre.
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I love this product and will continue to buy it from Blick
Creamy oil perfect for my plein air painting
I will continue to use on all painting.
Best creamy oil paint, true colors!
from North, MS
Good quality , consistent and dependable.
Highly recommended product
from Anderson, IN
Very consistent quality and mixing characteristics. Excellent pigmentation and color strength. 200 ml tube is a solid value.
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This is the brand of oil that I buy.
from Cape Cod, MA
I buy the large tube of French Ultramarine blue. I mix it with alizarin crimson and a dark earth tone to make a black that I prefer to black from a tube. I also use the color straight out of the tube.
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Spring Rush, 24x24, oil on board by Barbara Bemis Adams
I buy this product repeatedly.
from Ocala, FL
I've tried other brands of oil paints, and consistently prefer the quality and value.
Winsor and Newton Oil Colors
from Cos Cob, CT
Rich, consistent colors. Wonderful quality.
I will buy this product again
from Leonard Mn
I do Rosmahling and the paint flows and covers nicely.
I always buy this product
from Anderson. Indiana
This is not the only oil paint I use but it does make up the majority of my supplies. While the cadmium colors get a little pricey, WN is reliable in pigment quantity and remains consistent in mixing. My pallet is filled out with Gamblin Ti-white and some Old Holland colors which are very compatible with WN. I don't have any negatives, if I did, I wouldn't purchase the product.
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