Williamsburg Handmade Oil Color Sets

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Every Williamsburg Handmade Oil Paint color is carefully made in small batches to ensure the highest level of quality. Only the richest pigments are ground to enhance the natural beauty specific to each color.

Every Williamsburg Handmade Oil Paint color is carefully made in small batches to ensure the highest level of quality. Only the richest pigments are ground to enhance the natural beauty specific to each color.

In the mid 1980s Williamsburg founder and painter Carl Plansky began making paint for himself and his friends in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. He had no intention of turning his passion into a business, but Williamsburg oil paints soon accumulated a following and then an international presence all while preserving the handmade integrity of the paint.

Carl had always been interested in pigments, oils, mediums, and old-world recipes, and enjoyed experimenting with traditional materials. Wherever he traveled he would research the history of painting and the relationship between painters and paint makers. In France he bought colors from the houses that had made paints for Monet, Matisse, and Cezanne then analyzed their paint to see how fine or coarse the grind was and to determine where they found their pigments and oils. With this same passion, he continued to search for the most beautiful raw materials in the world, importing pigments from dozens of countries so he could offer them to his fellow artists as paint and dry pigment.

The legacy and integrity of Carl's paint business survived his death in October of 2009. The team he built at Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors has preserved the passion and creativity that Carl imparted under the leadership of Beverly Plansky, Carl's sister and business partner.

Landscape Colors Set - An excellent outdoor palette that allows artists to produce the wide variety of hues, shades, and tints encountered in nature. This set includes an 11 ml. each of Burnt Sienna, Cadmium Red Light, Italian Lemon Ochre, Permanent Yellow Light, Quinacridone Magenta, Sap Green, Sevres Blue, Ultramarine Blue and a 37 ml. tube of Titanium White.

Modern Colors Set - Crisp and bright, with the ability to produce strong and clean tints. Modern colors are an excellent choice for painters looking to supplement their traditional colors with higher chroma alternatives and contemporary painters looking to explore a modern palette. This set includes an 11 ml. each of Egyptian Violet, Green Gold, Permanent Yellow Deep, Permanent Yellow Light, Phthalo Blue, Phthalo Green, Pyrrole Red, Quinacridone Magenta and a 37 ml. tube of Titanium White.

Neutral Grays Set - Perfect for adjusting the value and chroma of any color, the neutral grays in this set range from N2 (darkest) to N8 (lightest). Together, these oil colors produce balanced values for mixing with other colors and can be used to desaturate oil paints while maintaining their color value. Golden Paints created the values in this set based on the Munsell Color System, which specifies colors based on hue, chroma, and value. The core of this system includes these grays, which are perfectly balanced between red, blue, and yellow, and are neither warm nor cool. This set includes a 37 ml. tube of Neutral Gray N2, Neutral Gray N4, Neutral Gray N6, and Neutral Gray N8.

Signature Colors Set - Throughout Williamsburg's history, exploration and experimentation have led to the development of several unique colors. This set contains representatives of these discoveries including an 11 ml. tube each of Alizarin Orange, Brilliant Yellow Pale, Courbet Green, French Ardoise Grey, Italian Lemon Ochre, King's Blue, Persian Rose, Stil de Grain and a 37 ml. tube of Titanium White.

Traditional Colors Set - An ideal starting place for artists who are interested in exploring a more traditional range of colors. This set includes an 11 ml. each of Cadmium Lemon, Cadmium Red Medium, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cerulean Blue (Genuine), French Raw Umber, Permanent Crimson, Raw Sienna, Ultramarine Blue and a 37 ml. tube of Titanium White.

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WH010-9 Landscape Set
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WH020-9 Modern Colors Set
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WH920-4 Neutral Grays Set
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WH005-9 Signature Colors Set
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