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Michael Harding

Michael Harding began making oil colours in 1982, his desire to reproduce the intensity of colour that artists would have worked with prior to the start of mass production in the 1840s. Since then, he has built up a range of 69 colours, some contemporary and some historical, based on research into the Old Masters and consultation with current artists. Handmade and matched by eye rather than machine, they are wholly unique, varying to the smallest degree between batches, and David Hockney, Howard Hodgkin, Chris Ofili and many more have waxed lyrical about their virtues. He uses only the finest of the finest pigments, including genuine Afghan lapis lazuli and real Chinese Vermilion, grinds in refined cold-pressed linseed oil (or occasionally safflower oil) to ensure the highest degree of permanence. He also refuses to use fillers, extenders and driers. Michael Harding Oil Paints bring you the rich history of this highest of art forms in a tube, proof positive of the central importance of materials. Responding to demand, he recently began to make a range of special mediums and varnishes to complement his colours.
Michael Harding
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  1. Michael Harding Desert 40ml Assorted Colours Set of 10

    £69.95

  2. Michael Harding Plein Air Painter 40ml Assorted Colours Set of 10

    £109.95

  3. Michael Harding Masters 40ml Assorted Colours Set of 6

    RRP: £206.40 £179.95 Save 13%

  4. Michael Harding Oil Paint Starter Set of 6

    £39.95

  5. Michael Harding Oil Paint

    From £8.15 Save up to 22%

    Available in 87 colours
    Available in 5 sizes
  6. Michael Harding Oil Paint Medium 1 litre

    RRP: £32.40 £27.50 Save 15%

  7. Michael Harding Oil Paint Medium 250ml

    RRP: £12.60 £9.95 Save 21%

  8. Michael Harding Dammar Glaze Medium

    From £7.95

    Available in 2 sizes
  9. Michael Harding Matt Varnish 250ml

    £14.95

  10. Michael Harding Dammar Varnish 250ml

    £14.50

  11. Michael Harding Beeswax Paste

    From £8.50

    Available in 2 sizes
  12. Michael Harding Oleo Resin Medium 100ml

    RRP: £19.80 £16.95 Save 14%

  13. Michael Harding Balsam Resin Glaze Medium 100ml

    £17.95

  14. Michael Harding Resin Oil Wax Medium

    £14.95

    Available in 2 sizes