Michael Harding Oil Paint Starter Set of 6

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£39.95

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Description

This Michael Harding Oil Paint Starter Set of six 40ml tubes has been put together by request, and represents exceptional value.

  • Michael Harding Oil Paint is handmade in the UK with the utmost care, the aim nothing less than to create the finest oil paints possible.
  • The range of 69 colours contains the finest of the finest pigments, ground in refined cold-pressed linseed oil (or occasionally safflower oil) for the greatest degree of permanence and colour-matched and mixed by eye so that their richness comes through.
  • Luminous, brilliant colours at very high tint strengths, they are totally free of fillers, extenders or driers, with a texture that’s silky rather than oily.
  • Michael Harding Oil Paints are the equivalent of a bespoke suit.

The Michael Harding Oil Paint Starter Set contains: 40ml of 102 Titanium White No.2, 113 Ultramarine blue, 205 Scarlet lake, 110 Yellow lake, 118 Yellow Ochre Deep, 126 Burnt Umber.

 

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Free, from Cass Art stores. Available to collect within 2 working days.

Saturday Delivery

Select our Saturday delivery option any day of the week (by 2pm on Friday) to have your order delivered on the following Saturday: £9.00

Q&A (4)
Q What is the difference between the ‘series’?
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Artist quality paints are priced in series numbers. These numbers are determined by the pigments used to create the paints, and depending on the how these pigments are sourced, these will differ in price. Colours of paint that are made using a pigment derived from precious stones for example will be more expensive than colours of paint that are made from an easily sourced pigment such as carbon. Only artist quality paints are priced in series numbers because they will only use ‘genuine’ single pigment, whereas beginner/student quality paints will often mix more economic pigments to create ‘hues’ of more expensive pigment in the interest of being cost effective.

Q What brush should I use to paint oil?
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The coarse hair used for hog brushes is firm and springy, and lends the brush the strength it needs to manage the weight and thickness of oil paint. Their hard-wearing nature also allows them to withstand the solvents and harsh substances needed for cleaning oil paint from brushes. Should you prefer to use synthetic brushes, any synthetic brush built specifically for use with oil paint will have very similar properties to hog brushes.

Q What are the benefits of painting oil as oppose to acrylic or watercolour?
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All three types of painting offer very different experiences. Oil paints boast beautiful colour depth and blending properties and their long drying time allows the painter the flexibility to make changes over longer periods of time than when painting with acrylic or watercolour. Oil painting is one of the more traditional art practices and holds historical significance, the oldest discovered oil painting dating back as far as the 7th century.

Q What surfaces do oil paints work best on?
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Canvas is a popular surface for painters using oil colour. You can also paint onto oil paper, wooden panels or non-absorbent materials such as metal or glass. All surfaces will need to be correctly prepared before using with oil colour to ensure the paint grips to the surface, as well as avoid any risk of the oil base of the paint seeping through the surface. You can ensure that your surface is safe to use with oil paint is by priming it beforehand with gesso.

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27th September 2016 Reviewed by Jenifer Dapper Excellent product, highly recommended. Beautiful rich color.

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4th September 2016 Reviewed by Genevieve French Always beautiful paint from Michael Harding - plenty of pigment and true colour -

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1st September 2016 Reviewed by dorothy good value my friend also bought this at my recommendation

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25th August 2016 Reviewed by Pamela Robinson The quality is excellent . I buy for myself mainly and my grandchildren. I would recommend to anyone

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29th June 2016 Reviewed by Elizabeth Mulrey Have used these oils before and they are the best in my opinion. Very good value for money.

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11th April 2016 Reviewed by Greg Horton Not bad quality at all....

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16th January 2015 Reviewed by Penelope Whitworth I bought the paints for a friend, but did so having read the literature on its qualities and having taken advice from others.

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26th December 2014 Reviewed by Lucy Reed exactly what my daughter wanted

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10th November 2014 Reviewed by Susan Pettifar I use this product when I go to *** workshops on Whitstable Harbour. Love working with these colours

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23rd May 2014 Reviewed by Mick Ellner art classes recormend to other students

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23rd April 2014 Reviewed by Brian Barrett I ordered this for an artist friend. She judges them excellent.

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9th April 2014 Reviewed by Stephanie Rondel I am a student so I was looking for some good quality paints to mix with lower grade ones to get a better pigment. Michael Harding are a little oily but do the job.

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18th January 2014 Reviewed by George Proud As described, excellent quality!

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9th December 2013 Reviewed by Ken Russell I have been meaning to try these paints for some time. This set gives a perfect and very cost effective introduction to the product.
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