Michael Harding Artist Quality Handmade Oil Paints 40ml


Michael Harding oil colours offer the greatest possible coverage, with brilliant, vibrant and true colours. The consistency is creamy, buttery, easy to handle and to manipulate texture. Artists know Michael Harding artist oil colours give their paintings the qualities that help make it stand out in a room full of paintings. The greater the pigment content of a paint the greater the resistance it has to fading, resulting in excellent lightfast ratings!

I make my paints using techniques which date back to the days of the old Masters. There is a straightforward reason for this steady process. As an artist and a painter, I want to create colours that are true and vibrant as well as beautiful and durable.

The higher the pigment content of an Oil Paint, the greater the resistance it has to fading. Nearly all manufacturers use fillers to extend the volume of the oil paint. It may increase profit, but it compromises the quality.

For over 160 years there has been a steady decline and serious lack of interest in the true nature and potential of the remarkable Oil Paint medium. The result is that very few artists have an understanding of how to paint a picture that will not deteriorate over time.

The majority of artists who try my paints for the first time are shocked to realise they had previously been painting with muted colours – this raises questions as to the permanence of their previous works. 

I can say with complete confidence that not only will an artist’s work last longer, but they will enjoy a much greater empathy with their paint. Michael believes the artist should respond passionately to the materials with which they work.