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Holbein ranks as one of the world's finest lines of professional oil colors. The formulation of each color is modified individually to compensate for the inherent differences in the working characteristics of pigments. The result is an even consistency across the entire palette of color.
Holbein maintains its quality standards by test inspection of pigment purity, color tone, applicability and adhesion, physical stability, light stability, thermo-stability, and anti-bacterial stability. Pigments are ground from three to five times as necessary to achieve a universally consistent viscosity. The manufacturing process in each of the preparation, mixing, grinding, adjustment, and filling stages is monitored by reference to optimum quality standards.
Foundation Oil Colors
These colors contain a high percentage of opaque pigment suspended in linseed oil. They provide a barrier between the painting and the primed surface. They are perfect for underpainting and texturizing the surface prior to painting.
Set of 100 Colors, in 10 ml Tubes
Colors include Alps Red, Aureolin, Baryte Green, Blue Black, Blue Gray, Bright Red, Brilliant Pink, Brown Pink, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Cadmium Green, Cadmium Red, Cadmium Red Purple, Cadmium Yellow, Carmine, Cerulean Blue, Chinese Red, Cinnabar Green, Cinnabar Green Light, Cobalt Blue Deep, Cobalt Blue Pale, Cobalt Green, Cobalt Green Deep, Cobalt Green Pale, Cobalt Violet Light Hue, Compose Blue, Compose Green, Coral Red, Crimson Lake, Emerald Green Nova, Geranium Lake, Gold, Gold Ochre, Gray of Gray, Green Gray, Greenish Yellow, Indian Red, Indian Yellow, Indigo, Ivory Black, Ivory White, Horizon Blue, Jaune Brilliant #1, Jaune Brilliant #2, Jaune Brilliant #3, Jaune Brilliant #4, Lemon Yellow, Light Magenta, Light Red, Light Red Bright, Manganese Blue Nova, Mars Orange, Mars Yellow, Mauve, Misty Blue, Monochrome Tint Cool, Monochrome Tint Warm, Mineral Violet, Navy Blue, Naples Yellow, Neutral Gray, Olive Green, Oriental Blue, Oriental Green, Oxide of Chromium, Peach Black, Peony Red, Permanent Green Deep, Permanent Green Light, Permanent Green Pale, Permanent Orange, Permanent White SF, Permanent Yellow Deep, Permanent Yellow Lemon, Permanent Yellow Light, Permanent Yellow Pale, Pink Madder, Prussian Blue, Prussian Green, Raw Sienna, Raw Umber, Rose Dore, Rose Gray, Rose Madder, Rose Violet, Sap Green, Scarlet Lake, Sepia, Shell Pink, Silver, Terre Verte, Turquoise Blue, Ultramarine Deep, Ultramarine Light, Verditer Blue, Vermilion Hue, Violet Gray, Viridian, Yellow Gray, and Yellow Ochre.
Set of 12 Colors, in 10 ml Tubes
Colors include 10 ml tubes of Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Cobalt Blue Hue, Crimson Lake, Ivory Black, Permanent Green Pale, Permanent Yellow Light, Ultramarine Deep, Vermilion Hue, Viridian Hue, Yellow Ochre, and Permanent White SF.
Set of 12 Colors, in 20 ml Tubes
Colors include 20 ml tubes of Ivory Black, Crimson Lake, Vermilion Hue, Yellow Ochre, Permanent Yellow Light, Permanent Green Pale, Viridian Hue, Cobalt Blue Hue, Ultramarine Deep, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, and a 50 ml tube of Permanent White SF.
Set of 18 Colors, in 10 ml Tubes
Colors include 10 ml tubes of Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Chinese Red, Cobalt Blue Deep, Compose Blue, Ivory Black, Jaune Brilliant 3, Lemon Yellow, Light Red, Permanent Green Deep, Permanent Green Pale, Permanent Yellow Deep, Rose Madder, Ultramarine Light, Vermilion Hue, Viridian, Yellow Ochre, and Permanent White SF.
Set of 24 Colors, in 10 ml Tubes
Colors include 10 ml tubes of Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Cerulean Blue, Chinese Red, Cobalt Blue Deep, Cobalt Violet Light Hue, Crimson Lake, Emerald Green Nova, Ivory Black, Jaune Brilliant 3, Lemon Yellow, Light Red, Permanent Orange, Permanent Green Deep, Permanent Green Pale, Permanent Yellow Deep, Permanent Yellow Light, Prussian Blue, Terre Verte, Ultramarine Deep, Vermilion Hue, Viridian, Yellow Ochre, and Permanent White SF.
Transparent Oil Colors
These colors are pre-thinned for glazing, handcoloring photographs, and decorative painting on many surfaces, including glass.
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My little artist loves them
By Artist's Mom
from Ankeny, IA
My 11 year old daughter takes weekly private lessons from professional artist. First year she did water colors and last year she did mostly oils. I have bought almost 100 different colors for her in the last 6 months of Holbein brand. I think the price is very reasonable for the quality and variety of options. My daughter brings home beautiful paintings. I picked them mostly because they are Japanese made.
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This is painted with Holbein oil paints exclusively
Love the Holbein oil paints
By Joyce's portraits
from Mukilteo, WA
I have purchased all the Holbein transparent colors and the Chinese vermillion. These paints really add depth and beauty to the finishing touches of my portraits.
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Paintt has a heavy pigment load and good consistency
from Bald Head Island,NC
Will always buy certain colors in this brand and love that they offer smaller"half" tubes. Small ones are great for trying a new color or for a color you seldom need.
Very nice convenience colors and lead white
Holbein offers a very nice range of convenience colors not found in other companies. Very impressive unique muted colors selection. On the buttery side. Lead white really easy to work with.
Have have few brands of Lead White. Holbein's is definitely the less stringy in its category. Useful under certain circumstances.
Best Raw Umber EVER!
By Lorenzo D'Mooze
from Santa Fe-Los Alamos
I'm very fussy. I first used Holbein Raw Umber 30+ years ago and have stayed with it. I love that it is a almost greenish/neutral dark brown, perfect for mixing darks and rocks. I bought several tubes. Recently I discovered that my Raw Umber tubes had been all used. Well, based on color charts I purchased "another" Raw Umber- from a different, very good, manufacturer. When I got home I tested this "other" Raw Umber and found it had a definite red-leaning. I bought another different, excellent manufacturers' Raw Umber. It too was red-leaning. You can't make a warm leaning pigment be cool leaning. Holbein is the only manufacturer that I could find that had a cool Raw Umber. Holbein's Raw Umber is absolutely the best.
I hava bought Holbein's paint before.
from Grand Junction, CO
These particular Holbein colors, rose grey and yellow grey are so pleasing and gets you to the value and color you need quickly in a particular situation.
Reliable and Workable
I have used Holbein's oil paints for years and have come to rely on them for honest colors, good consistency and excellent value. Though I occasionally go up or down on the scale of paints, Holbein's is my mainstay.
Holbein Artists Oil Colors are wonderful, rich
By John Boy
from Albuquerque New Mexico
Love doing business with this company
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