Download MH Oil Colour & Mediums Brochure


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Paint Colours And
Materials Brochure




A5 Colour Chart

A5 Leaflet Front





Please be aware of the limitations of screens and printers when you view the brochure; the colour value and saturation may differ from the colour within the tube. As Adobe say in “About Colours in Digital Graphics

“Because each device has its own color space, it can reproduce colors only in its gamut. When an image moves from one device to another, image colors may change because each device interprets the RGB or CMYK values according to its own color space. For example, it is impossible for all the colors viewed on a monitor to be identically matched in a print from a desktop printer. A printer operates in a CMYK color space, and a monitor operates in an RGB color space. Their gamuts are different. Some colors produced by inks cannot be displayed on a monitor, and some colors that can be displayed on a monitor cannot be reproduced using inks on paper.”  — Adobe  “About Colour in Digital Graphics”


12 Responses to “Download MH Oil Colour & Mediums Brochure”

May 09, 2018 at 9:08 pm, Josie O'Malley said:

I am ready to purchase new paints and I have heard good things about yours.
So first I will look at your PDF above . With would you suggest I start with?I have been a digital design instructor for 13 years and have been painting for 6 years any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thank You,


May 25, 2018 at 3:47 pm, Michael said:

Hi Josie,

Welcome to the bright side!

My Introductory Set will be ideal for you, it features the following:

Introductory Set (40 mL) Series
Titanium White No.2 1
Yellow Lake 1
Ultramarine Blue 1
Yellow Ochre Deep 1
Burnt Umber 1
Scarlet Lake 2

A quick google will show you where you can buy it, or you can use the “Where to buy” page on my website for your closest retailer carrying my oil range.

Happy painting!


May 03, 2020 at 8:46 pm, Juan Roberto said:

Dear Mr. Harding,
I am a fan of your paints. However, one remark. Would it be possible to fromat your colourchart in such a awya that it is printer friendly. Meaning thet the different colours and important additional information are well devided over various A4 sheets. Now they are incompleet


May 28, 2020 at 8:19 pm, Michael said:

Hi Juan,

Thank you for your comment and suggestion. This is certainly something that can be done.

In the meantime you may like to print the Colours page, the format here may be slightly more printer friendly –

Best wishes


June 08, 2020 at 1:20 pm, Sue Rogers said:

Do you do phthalocyanine red? I can’t find it anywhere. Thanks


June 11, 2020 at 12:10 pm, Michael said:

Hi Sue, I am afraid not. I have not heard of there being a Phthalo Red Pigment. Here is a link that might help you –

Best wishes


June 22, 2020 at 10:03 am, Maya E. said:

Hello there! I wanted to inquire about safety precautions of Genuine Chinese Vermillion. With Genuine Chinese Vermillion I’ve read that its toxic when ingested and slightly toxic on skin, but how is the toxicity when painting and breathing/being near the paint? Should one wear a mask when painting with it? What is the toxicity after sealing the painting? Thank you


August 10, 2020 at 3:13 pm, Michael said:

Hi Maya,

Thanks for your message.

I understand your concern.

Ventilation is always highly important in any artist studio – Wearing a mask is optional, many artists do not choose to wear one when painting with our Genuine Chinese Vermillion.

The most important thing is to remember to thoroughly wash your hands before eating or smoking and of course, once again, ventilation.

Once dry, if burnt or ingested (for example an animal licking the painting) it could be toxic but otherwise you would have no cause for concern.

Best wishes,



July 02, 2020 at 11:44 am, Shreyas Shankar said:

Hi! I’m from India and I wondered if you sell to Indian markets. I would love to procure your paints for my own painting journey.


August 10, 2020 at 3:06 pm, Michael said:

Hi Shreyas,

Thank you for your comment.

We would love to have retailers in India – Perhaps you could recommend a few for us?

In the meantime, we do have stockists that offer delivery to India, please visit and select “Worldwide Delivery” from the drop-down menu to view suitable retailers


January 05, 2021 at 10:55 pm, Emma said:

Hi Michael, you have a link for Chinese Vermillion on your home page but the ‘learn more’ link comes to an error page. Would love to know more about this red with the work I do for clients. Your paints look super vibrant I hope to try them soon. Thanks


February 09, 2021 at 1:19 pm, Michael said:

Hi Emma,

Thanks so much for bringing this to our attention.

We have resolved the issue now 🙂

Let us know what you think of the paints once you have had the chance to try them!

Best wishes,

Joelle Harding


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