Welcome to Michael Harding Handmade Artists Oil Colours
My paints are made by hand, using techniques which date back to the days of the Old Masters. There is a very simple reason for this painstaking process. As an artist and painter I wanted to create colours that were true and vibrant, and paint which was beautiful and durable.
The greater the pigment content of a paint the greater the resistance it has to fading. Nearly all manufacturers use various fillers to extend the volume of the oil paint. It may increase profits but it compromises on quality. I totally refuse to do this. Why make something exceptional and then dilute it?
I will not claim that my paints will turn you into a great painter, but I can promise they will have a profound effect on your work. Your colours will be stronger and richer, and you will find the texture of the paint incomparable. You will love working with them.
Try them. You will be amazed
JEREMY LIPKINGMay 2013
"Michael Harding paints work perfectly for getting the color and edges that I want in my paintings."
ALEXEY STEELEMarch 2013
"Don't know what Michael Harding puts into his oil paints, but they look, feel and act a world apart from everything I have used before. They shimmer differently, lay differently, cover differently, hold the stroke differently, move around canvas differently, redirect and merge - just a different animal all together. They stay as you need it, move when you need it and blend where you need it, just a damn wonder. Michael Harding are paints of rare combination of strength and elegance. Can paints make you a better painter? probably not....unless its Michael Harding oil paints, Cheers to great paints!"
TONY PRODecember 2012
"Of all the brands of paint I have used, Michael Harding's paint takes the prize with its perfect consistent behavior and amazing pigment quality. I'm hooked!"
CW MUNDYOctober 2012
"These Michael Harding paints that I'm using are doing exactly what he said - they're changing my life !!!"
GEORGE GALLOOctober 2012
"The Paint is just marvelous. I can't believe how great the warms are and how the cools lay back. It makes me feel like I've been painting with mud until now. This isn't a pitch, its the truth; the paints have literally made me a better artist. They are like painting with light."