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Winsor and Newton Artists Oil Colours owe their reputation for supreme quality to the careful selection of the very finest pigments. By exercising maximum quality control throughout all stages of manufacture selecting the most suitable drying oils and methods of pigment dispersion their unique individual qualities are preserved. To produce colours of reliable consistency and a high standard of colour matching demands a combination of the traditional crafts of the artist colourmen and modern colour technology skills. The 114 colours in this range each contain the maximum pigment content with good handling qualities and achieve the highest possible tinting strength when reduced with white. The Winsor and Newton range of Artists Oil Colours is unmatched for purity quality and reliability a success which is reflected in its worldwide reputation amongst professional artists.
Selecting your paints based on a printed colour chart or colours on a web page will give you an approximation of the colour, but as well as not being completely accurate, they are not paint so the shine, opacity, colour strength and other qualities will not be visible. The most accurate (and enjoyable) way of choosing your colours is using a hand-painted colour chart. The actual oils you are buying are painted onto card and labelled with the name, colour number, opacity and lightfastness rating. The colour is drawn down from a thick layer to show the mass tone to a thin layer to show the undertone.