• Williamsburg Oil Colours at Jackson's: http://www.jacksonsart.com/...
At Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colours, the process of making paint includes running paint through a mill. This step determines "the grind", or how fine or coarse each colour becomes. Each pigment reveals different characteristics at different levels of milling. Whether it is work-ability, texture or the colour itself, the grind is determined by what brings out the best balance for each colour.
Pigments are ground in pure, premium, alkali-refined and PH- balanced linseed oil and made in batches no larger than five gallons at a time. This gives total control over the product, much like the late nineteenth-century French colour makers. All the materials are hand measured, and every ounce of paint is scrutinised. The paint is packed in 37 ml and 150 ml non-reactive aluminium tubes.