Art Spectrum Artist Oil Colour 500ml Tins

We’ve got a long row of 500ml tins of Art Spectrum Artist Oil Colour and while we enjoying watching a row of paint tins, we’d rather you were painting with them.

Some of the tins are a little worn on the outside, but the paint inside remains untouched.

To purchase, come visit us at our store – 179 Bondi Road, Bondi. If you are after a particular colour, we recommend you call ahead (02 93873746) to confirm that your desired colour is available. Call us for postage options.

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To the colours!!! (last updated – 28th March 2017. Availability and prices may change at any time).

Spectrum Red ($54.95 – only 1 left in stock) is a luscious full bodied and warm red with less of an orange hue than the exuberant Poppy Red. It’s been designed to fulfill some of the main purposes as a traditional Cadmium, but using a modern alternative pigment, Napthol Red.

Spectrum Vermillion ($54.95 – only 3 left in stock) is a brilliant red pigment on the spectrum. It was originally made from the powdered mineral Cinnabar. It was particularly popular in Ancient Rome, the illuminated manuscripts of the Middle Ages and paintings of the Renaissance.

Spectrum Crimson ($54.95 – only 1 left in stock) is a deep red pigment. Opaque and because of its strong colour, has a robust tinting strength.

Pilbara Red ($130.95 – only 1 left in stock) is a rich, mahogany red with subtle violet overtones mix white for superb flesh pinks.

Ultramarine Blue ($54.95 – only 1 left in stock) is a brilliant blue. Like many colours, its name is Latin and translates as ‘Beyond the sea’. Originally it was made from the milling of lapis lazuli. It was one of the most prized pigments used to great effect throughout the late Middle Ages and the Italian Renaissance, during which periods it was used extensively by monks in their illuminated manuscripts as well in panel and fresco paintings.

Phthalo Green ($54.95 – only 1 left in stock) is an intense and powerful blue-green. Unlike many other greens which are produced with hints of yellow, Phthalo is produced from a single pigment. Incidentally, Phthalo is commonly used to create many other greens. Phthalo gets its characteristic strength from its cousin, Phthalocyanine blue, from which the green is produced. It is an incredibly versatile pigment, offering the artist tremendous range in creating colours of great subtlety and power when needed. It is, for this reason, the most popular green pigment used by artists today.

Spectrum Viridian ($54.95 – only 2 left in stock) is a deep semi-transparent emerald green that is on the cooler side of the spectrum. Slightly muted, Viridian has often been a staple for landscape painters. The name originates from the Latin word for green ‘viridis’. Viridian was first made in 1838 in Paris by the colourist Binet as a replacement for the dangerous Emerald Green.

Terre Verte Traditional ($54.95 – only 1 left in stock) as the name implies in Latin, is the colour of green earth, and the pigment originally comes from green clay. It has a long history, being favoured by European painters in since the Middle Ages who used it for the underpainting of figures.

Spectrum Green Light ($54.95 – only 2 left in stock).

Australian Grey ($84.95 – only 1 left in stock) is a light warm grey with subtle earthy pink undertone and cooler top tone. This colour was inspired by the aged and sunbleached timbers which are an integral part of the Australian landscape. They have a warm undertone to complement their silvery grey.

Burnt Sienna ($54.95 – only 1 left in stock) is a dark, rich brown almost like cocoa. Burnt Sienna is one of the most ancient pigments used by humans, and it was particularly popular during the Renaissance for use in underpainting and drawing. The colour takes its name from the Italian city of Siena where the pigment was mined until the 1940s. Today it is mainly sourced from the Italian Islands of Sardinia and Sicily and the Appalachian mountains in North America. These deposits are incredibly old, dating as far back as 4.6 billion years old. Indeed, the youngest deposits are over 540 million years old.

Burnt Umber ($54.95 – only 1 left in stock) takes its name from both the particular clay that it’s made from, umber, which in Latin means ‘shadow’ and from the name of the Italian region of Umbria where much of it was sourced during the Renaissance and earlier.  The pigment umber gets its particular colour from the traces of iron and manganese.

Mars Violet ($54.95 – only 2 left in stock).

Raw Umber ($54.95 – only 1 left in stock) is a cool, greenish brown earth pigment with a rich organic quality. It takes its name from both the particular clay that it’s made from, umber, which in Latin means ‘shadow’ and from the name of the Italian region of Umbria where much of it was sourced during the Renaissance and earlier. It is found all over the world. Like Burnt Sienna and many of the other earth pigments, Umber has been in use by humans for thousands of years. The pigment umber gets its particular colour from the traces of iron and manganese. Unlike the lighter shades of Raw Umber, this darker shade is created from a base of Chrome Green Oxide and Mars Yellow. We’ve given it even more strength with the addition of a hint of Mars Black and Venetian Red.