Series 1 Maintaining the Classic Tradition
Art Spectrum are Australia's most respected oil paints because they conform to the classic tradition. To make a permanent artists' paint, it is of the utmost importance to not only have lightfast pigments and pure linseed oil (safflower oil in whites) but to ensure they are thoroughly milled as well. All colours are triple-milled to ensure that every pigment particle is completely coated with the vehicle, and evenly dispersed. This results in a stable paint film which has even surface tensions. Genuine oil colours characteristically smell of pure and natural vegetable oils.
All our beautiful oil colours are permanent
Improved permanency information and new pigments have enabled us to replace the toxic and fugitive colours with non-toxic and cleaner colours of superior lightfastness. Ongoing research and development is dedicated to maintaining or improving the permanency, safety and performance of our colours.
Superior pigment-concentrated colours
Pigments are chosen for purity and clarity. Art Spectrum oil colours give lasting brilliance and luminosity to paintings. The finest pigments are used in the maximum working strength to impart the best colour quality. It is not Art Spectrum's policy to substitute pure pigments with blanc fixe (a heavy filler) to simulate quality by artificially increasing the weight of oil paints.
Art Spectrum's careful selection of pigments ensures clean colours and superior colour mixing without muddiness.
Art Spectrum oil colours include a beautiful and unique range of colours developed for the Australian landscape. These colours provide exciting possibilities for artists worldwide.
Meeting artists' needs - popular sizes for larger works
All colours are available in 40 ml and 150 ml tubes and 500 ml tins.* (Art Spectrum pioneered the extra large 150 ml tubes of genuine artists' quality oil colours). Whites available also in 1 litre and 4 litre tins.
*500 ml tins available in all colours from series 1-4.
Maintaining the Classic Tradition
As rich as cobalt blue.
Posted by Paul Reilly on 28th Feb 2017
AS Spectrum Blue is an inexpensive(compared to Cobalt Blue) paint that is a pleasure to apply and is a solid, opaque pigment. It mixes well with other colours and is like working with Cobalt Blue. These synthetic versions may be as good as the natural pigments,assuming it is not loaded with adualterants.
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