All 167 colors are ground to a uniform viscosity in cold pressed linseed oil. Holbein Artists’ Oil Color utilizes the purest of available pigments and is manufactured to the highest standard of quality control in the industry.
The four foundation oils, White, Greenish, Grey, Umber, are a high percentage pigment in linseed oil. All include basic Lead Carbonate(77597), Titanium Dioxide(77891) and Calcium Carbonate(77220). Additionally, Greenish, Grey and Umber include Chromium Sesquioxide(77288), Bone Black(77267) and Native Earth(77491) respectively.
The formulation and grinding/blending techniques for each color are modified to compensate for the inherent differences in the working characteristics of pigments. Utilizing the purest of available pigments and manufactured to the highest standard of quality control in the industry, Holbein Artists' Oil Color ranks as the world's finest.