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NORMA Professional Oil colour is a modern, environmentally-friendly formulated oil colour of the finest quality for professional and demanding oil painting. Norma Professional consists of 84 brilliant, modern and traditional colours, including 27 highly transparent colours and exclusive special colours.
Norma Professional offers artists many unique features:

- An exceptionally modern colour range using unique modern pigments
- Genuine traditional earth pigments (Sienna & Umber) in Series 1
- Over half the colours are single pigment colours for cleanest mixing results
- Even drying and balanced consistency within the colours
- Colours are ripened for up to 3 months to remove excess oil
- All colours have highest lightfastness (4 & 5 Star)
- Produced in Germany with consideration for Health & the Environment.

The resulting paint is a soft, smooth and brilliant oil colour; Made in Germany from 140 years of experience.

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 oil, and so 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. Through the entire 20th century, every generation of owner has lead the company to its current position as one of the worlds leading manufacturers of finest artists’ colour.