Michael Harding Handmade Oil 40ml tube-	Red Umber 40ml (series 1)

Michael Harding Handmade Oil 40ml tube- Red Umber 40ml (series 1)

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Inorganic – A synthetic iron oxide.

Michael Harding's variant shade of Burnt Umber was a result of his observations of 16 -17th paintings which suggested that this pigment had lighter and redder characteristics than those it assumed when manufactured in held in animal bladders.

Calcinated to make the pigment, and the extent of Manganese Dioxide mixed with the Iron Oxide determines the range of undertones; Michael Harding's is much warmer than is usual.

  • Colour Index PBr6

  • Drying Very Fast

  • Transparency Semi-Transparent

  • Lightfastness Excellent

  • Oil Content Average

  • Tint Power Average

  • Toxicity Non-Toxic

  • ASTM D-4236 ✔

Widely recognised as one of the best Oil Colour Paints available, thanks to the high pigment levels used in their manufacture they give strong colours that are vibrant and true providing great coverage and highly resistant to fading.

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Michael Harding Oil paints are made by hand in Wales, adopting techniques dating back to the days of the Old Masters. 

A popular Artist in his own right Michael Harding states "As an artist and painter I wanted to create colours that were true and vibrant, and paint which was beautiful and durable"

The paints are described as having a buttery, creamy texture that are easy to handle and their texture is easily manipulated.