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Maintaining the Classic Tradition

Art Spectrum are Australia's most respected oil paints because they conform to the classic tradition. To make a permanent artists' paint, it is of the utmost importance to not only have lightfast pigments and pure linseed oil (safflower oil in whites) but to ensure they are thoroughly milled as well. All colours are triple-milled to ensure that every pigment particle is completely coated with the vehicle, and evenly dispersed. This results in a stable paint film which has even surface tensions. Genuine oil colours characteristically smell of pure and natural vegetable oils.

All the beautiful oil colours are permanent 

Improved permanency information and new pigments have enabled them to replace the toxic and fugitive colours with non-toxic and cleaner colours of superior lightfastness. Ongoing research and development is dedicated to maintaining or improving the permanency, safety and performance of our colours. 


Superior pigment-concentrated colours 

Pigments are chosen for purity and clarity. Art Spectrum oil colours give lasting brilliance and luminosity to paintings. The finest pigments are used in the maximum working strength to impart the best colour quality. It is not Art Spectrum's policy to substitute pure pigments with blanc fixe (a heavy filler) to simulate quality by artificially increasing the weight of oil paints. 


Colour mixing 

Art Spectrum's careful selection of pigments ensures clean colours and superior colour mixing without muddiness. 


Unique colours 

Art Spectrum oil colours include a beautiful and unique range of colours developed for the Australian landscape. These colours provide exciting possibilities for artists worldwide. 


Meeting artists' needs - popular sizes for larger works 

All colours are available in 40 ml and 150 ml tubes and 500 ml tins.* (Art Spectrum pioneered the extra large 150 ml tubes of genuine artists' quality oil colours). Whites available also in 1 litre and 4 litre tins.


For colour selections please refer to the colour chart below:


Click here to view larger colour chart.


Please note: Due to inherent differences in computer monitors, colours displayed on the attached colour chart may not accurately represent the actual colour.

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