Michael Harding Handmade Oil 40ml tube-	Viridian 40ml (series 5)

Michael Harding Handmade Oil 40ml tube- Viridian 40ml (series 5)

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The vivid blue undertones apparent in thin layers are soon eclipsed in thicker applications. Landscape and some portrait artists still prefer it to the more brutal power of the Phthalo Greens.

Inorganic – Viridian is about the fastest curing colour in the Harding range along with the stack lead white.

This hydrated variant of Chromium Hydroxide, introduced in the mid 19th century, is a valued support colour used for influencing greys in the underpainting.

When combined with reds an interesting range of blue-greys results.

Placing it as local colour in the proximity of vermilion can also have some very interesting complementary effects.

  • Colour Index PG18

  • Drying Extremely Fast

  • Transparency Semi-Transparent

  • Lightfastness Excellent

  • Oil Content High

  • 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.