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Today the descendants of Gustave Sennelier still create their extraordinarily luscious colors from the finest hand-ground pigments combined with pure, first-press non-yellowing safflower oils. They produce an outstanding collection of oils distinguished by a "satin" finish and buttery feel. The paints still entrance artists, just as they did when pioneers such as Paul Cézanne and Camille Pissarro first used them.
Many colors are exclusive to Sennelier, including Chinese Orange, Sennelier Transparent Brown, a range of semi-opaque Mars colors, transparent Alizarins, and the unusual Cinnabar and Cobalt Greens. Their Titanium White is considered to be the most opaque Titanium White ever made.
Every one of these colors is remarkably rich, vivid, and responsive, as only a Sennelier oil can be.
Oil Test Pack, Set of 5
This superbly balanced selection of five colors includes Alizarin Crimson, Ivory Black, Lemon Yellow, Titanium White, and Ultramarine Deep in 21 ml (0.7 oz) tubes. The tin measures 1-1/2" x 5-1/2" x 4-1/2".
Plein Air Landscape Set
The colors in this set have been chosen from Sennelier's large variety of oils for their simplicity and ability to mix a full spectrum of landscape colors, thus eliminating the need to carry a large number of colors into the field. The set contains:
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Sennelier Oil Paints
By Charlotte the painter
from Oklahoma City, OK
Comments about Sennelier Artists' Extra Fine Oil Paint:
Love using these paints in my oil paintings!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from San Antonio, TX
Am using the black greens as dark shading for leaves within a bouquet of flowers being painted. The lighter green as a mixing highlight with the darker greens within the bouquet. I needed a red and the white titanium for the same painting.
Interesting single pigment colors
Sennelier has some interesting single pigment colors. Bonnard blue is a good exemple as well as Sap green and Tuscan earth. These are little gems.
Employee was efficient and Blick had what I needed.
By Petite Thierry
from Saint Helena, California
I have used Sennelier Artists Extra Fine oil paints since I visited their store in Paris France 10 years ago and it was a great find for me to discover that Blick offers these wonderful pigments at a sale price.
Beautiful pigments, no yellowing, smooth, my favorites!
from New York
The colors are gorgeous! The consistency is strange compared to other paints I've worked with, but they still work beautifully!
Trying out a commercial plein air set to see the Sennelier selected palette of color. Enjoying the brilliant pigments!!
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POOR DRYING PROPERTIES
By Napa artist
from Resort location
I generally am happy with Sennelier products, but their oil paints have very poor drying properties. I found this out the hard way as I realized that safflower oil is used in their production, rather than linseed oil. So if you don't mind your paint drying at a rate of about 2 to 3 times SLOWER than paints milled with linseed oil, I suppose you will like these paints. I did not. Sennelier explains that they use safflower oil to minimize the yellowing typically found in paints ground with linseed oil. My opinion is that the amount of so-called yellowing is minimal that I would rather have paints that dry well than put up with long waits for paint to dry. One could use alkyd mediums or add specific quantities of drying compounds to hasten the drying time of these safflower oil paints I suppose, but these are ingredients I do not wish to use.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
First and only choice for premium paint
from Volcano, HI
Love this rich pigment loaded paint. The colors are spot on and the texture buttery.
Top Of The Line Safflower Based Oil Paint
from Houston, Texas
For safflower based paints, Sennelier is the top of the line. The array of color choices is breathtaking. The quality is unsurpassed. The only issue is the high price point but, as the saying goes, you only get what you pay for. For myself, spending a bit more on paint is completely justifiable if you're getting a unique color and top quality. Sennelier Artists' Extra Fine Oil paint delivers an incomparable painting experience. Highest recommendation.
The descendants of Gustave Sennelier still create their extraordinarily luscious colors from the finest hand-ground pigments combined with pure, first-press non-yellowing safflower oils. They produce an outstanding collection of oils distinguished by a "satin" finish and creamy texture. The paints still entrance artists, just as they did when pioneers such as Paul Cézanne and Camille Pissaro first used them.
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