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Schmincke

Schmincke began at the end of the 19th Century, when the colour chemists Josef Horadam and Hermann Schmincke saw an opportunity to provide the artists of the day with a truly superior artists' oilcolour. They set out to Italy where traditional studio painting was still taught, in search of the nearly forgotten resin oil formulations. In 1881, at the Academy of Fine Art in Florence, they secured the precision formulations of the Professor Cesare Mussini, a guardian of the old masters techniques, and on these formulations, the two founded their manufacturing establishment under the name H.Schmincke and Co.

In subsequent years, artists' colours to suit all techniques were introduced, such as Josef Horadam's patent watercolours of 1892 and the highly regarded Schmincke Soft Pastel. Through the entire 20th century, every generation of owner has led the company to its current position as one of the world's leading manufacturers of finest artists' colour.

Schmincke Norma Oil
NORMA Professional Oil colour consists of 84 brilliant, modern colours, including 27 highly transparent colours and unique special colours.
Schmincke Horadam Watercolour
110 watercolours of the highest brilliance, for the serious watercolourist.
Schmincke Pastel
400 brilliant and rich Extra Soft Pastels.
Schmincke Mussini Oil
101 oil colours offering the ultimate in brilliance and purity, including 64 single pigment colours. Mussini Resin-oil colours are unique in the world, following "Old Masters" formulations combining...
Schmincke Watercolour Mediums
To prepare the work surface, or to change the final appearance of watercolours.
Schmincke Oil Mediums
A range of Schmincke mediums for priming, changing the consistency of oil colours, accelerating drying time, binding and varnishing.
Schmincke Akademie Watercolour Sets
High brilliance of colour that is easily lifted from the pans. Great for both the beginner or advanced artist.
Schmincke Pigments
Schmincke Pigments consist of 48 brilliant, modern colours providing some unique properties.
- An outstanding range of highly lightfast premium pigments, all of which are excellent to produce an...
Schmincke Aqua Bronze Powder
A range of five colours of dry metallic powders with a watersoluble binder. Mix it with watercolours and gouache to add a bit of sparkle or use it by itself to add areas of metallic shine to your...
Schmincke Artist Oil Flake White
Flake white hue is an excellent unleaded alternative to the classic "Cremnitz white”.
Schmincke Aerocolor Acrylic
36 brilliant and highly lightfast colours, and 24 special effect colours for airbrush technique
Schmincke Acrylic Mediums
Schmincke mediums for creative techniques in acrylic painting.

YOU TUBE VIDEOS - Oil Painting

Our very own Evan Woodruffe demonstrates some of Schmincke's oil painting materials at their factory near Cologne, Germany in September 2011.

You may recall Evan's description of "how fabulous colours are made" at Schmincke in Issue Two of our Create Newsletter - now you can watch those colours in use on these six You Tube videos! Click on the links below to be directed to the You Tube videos:

Schmincke Primer 1

Schmincke Mussini Resin-oil colour Translucent Yellow

Schmincke Mussini Resin-oil colour Delft Blue

Schmincke Professional Norma Oil colour Translucent Brown

Schmincke Professional Norma Oil colour Poppy Red

Schmincke Rapid Medium

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