Artists' Quality Oil Paint Tins
We are pleased to announce the re-introduction of three important whites back into the Artists’ Oil Colour range. Flake White No. 1, Cremnitz White and Foundation White offer very unique properties highly sought after by professional artists.
Flake White No.1 and Cremnitz White are traditional lead based whites steeped in painting history having been used by the Old Masters. With high tinting strengths both whites are excellent for working with warm colours. Coupled with this they are fast drying and offer a high degree of flexibility and as a result they are often used for portrait work where large quantities of white are required for the painting.
This flexibility results in longer lasting paintings and it has been noted that areas on paintings by the Old Masters which use these colours have been less prone to cracking.
In terms of handling characteristics both Flake White and Cremnitz White offer a short/stiff consistency for easy manipulation. Specifically, Flake White No. 1 has a creamy consistency and brushes out beautifully. Cremnitz White is ideal for achieving sculptural effects thanks to it unusual almost stringy consistency.
Foundation White is a traditional lead based white, ground in Linseed Oil which thanks to its fast drying rate, is ideal for priming.
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