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Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors are available in 163 specially selected colours in 37ml tubes.
Professional oil painters everywhere are discovering the unique expression of colour offered by Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors.

Made in small batches, Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors are recognized for being richly pigmented and dense. Each colour is treated individually, with each pigment ground to the nature of that specific colour, preserving the wider range of differences that were common in the past.

A painter’s paint, Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors are guided by a painter’s eye toward tradition, as well as the sensuous feel of the material itself. This is not a homogenised product, but a range of individual colours that provide a rich and varied experience, yet are also harmonised to create a feel and balance unequaled by other modern oil colours.

Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors are known for their selection of Italian Earth Colours in particular, as well as the overall wide range of earth colours.

While competitive with any professional brand of oil paint, Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors are uniquely different, standing apart from the oil paints already common in the marketplace. This is a paint to aspire to; a paint worth trying for those who have not.

In the mid 1980s artist Carl Plansky began making paint for himself and his friends in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. He had no intention of turning his passion into a business, but the interest of his fellow artists escalated to a point where the business of 'Williamsburg Art Supply' was established out of necessity.

Beginning with a small milling machine, Carl's paint making operation grew to employ several people, and Williamsburg's oil paints accumulated a following and international presence while preserving the handmade integrity of the paint.

Carl had always been interested in pigments, oils, mediums, and old-world recipes, and enjoyed experimenting with traditional materials. In France he bought colours from the houses that had made paints for Monet, Matisse, and Cezanne then analysed their paint to see how fine or coarse the grind was and to determine where they found their pigments and oils.

With this same passion, he continued to search for the most beautiful raw materials in the world, importing pigments from dozens of countries so he could offer them to his fellow artists as paint and dry pigment.

The legacy and integrity of Carl's paint business survived his death in October of 2009. The team he built at Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors has preserved the passion and creativity that Carl imparted under the leadership of Beverly Plansky, Carl's sister and business partner.

In the Spring of 2010 Golden Artist Colors assumed responsibility for realizing Carl's dream for truly unique paints and mediums that reflect not only the traditions of painting in Europe and North America, but the artist's passion that drives them forward. Carl himself claimed that only Golden Artist Colors could make oil paints with the integrity and style of Williamsburg.