This handwritten note by Howard Hodgkin reads: “Michael Harding’s paints are splendid and I wish he had started making them a long time ago. The colours are superb, also the weight and texture seem to be exactly what I want – it’s difficult to imagine anything else.” Howard Hodgkin, 12 June 1996Read More
Unfortunately, a while ago we received a batch of faulty caps, as we were not aware of their unreliability they were used as standard on our tubes. Although we have done as much as possible to replace these faulty caps, some of you may find that your cap lids have split. If this happens please […]Read More
When flying with your Michael Harding oil paints, we always recommend you place a notice in your luggage for the airport security personnel to read, it will inform them that you are carrying oil paints and that they are safe to transport. The button below will take you to a printable PDF that you can […]Read More
A support is whatever material onto which the paint of an artwork, including the primer, is applied. For the last 500 years, the most commonly used materials have been wood and canvas. The first artists to develop the addition of drying oils to paint simply continued to make their habitual wood panels- in Italy using […]Read More
I was flattered to recently learn that Andrew Marr was a Michael Harding artist oil paint user, we were able to discuss many aspects of both the ancient and modern art world over a glass of wine. Having been an admirer of Andrews skills for a number of years I felt hugely humbled when Andrew wrote a few kind words in a copy […]Read More
This is a rare, intimate exploration of a single oil painting… … and the first major film to reveal the motive and techniques behind each stroke of paint as the artist creates. The audience is plunged in to the artist’s darkly comic obsessive mind, what starts as a blank canvas, emerges Peter Howson’s monumental oil […]Read More
Watch renown artist Quang Ho discuss his way of working and his love for Michael Harding oil paints. An exclusive private interview, filmed in San Diego 2017.
British Plein air artist and tutor Vicki Norman experiments with Michael Harding’s Pale Violet oil colour.
British Plein air artist and tutor Vicki Norman experiments with Michael Harding’s Green Gold oil colour.
British Plein air artist and tutor Vicki Norman experiments with Michael Harding’s Permanent Green Light oil colour.