On this page, we organize pigments by hue and other characteristics, plus we introduce common terminology such as opacity, light fastness, tinting strength, etc.


An overview of oil paints, including key qualities, what distinguishes brands from one another, and the oil paints that are on Virgil’s palette

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Try searching for a specific term on our website. Some examples: safflower oil, burnt sienna, varnishing.