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Winsor & Newton Artists' Oil Colour Tubes (37ml)

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  • Available in 119 colours
  • Unrivalled purity, quality and reliability
  • Made using the finest pigments
  • 80 single-pigment colours
  • Excellent retention of brush strokes
  • Stiff, uniform consistency

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Video: Opaque & Transparent Pigments In Winsor & Newton Oils

One of the five Winsor & Newton oil paint ranges, Artists' Oil Colour is renowned for its unrivalled purity, quality and reliability. Using only the purest pigments with the most suitable drying oils, this range contains 80 single pigment colours, allowing cleaner, brighter mixes and infinite hues, with exceptional covering power and strong intensity of tint. 


Excellent retention of brush and palette knife strokes is provided by Winsor & Newton Artist's Oil Paint's stiff, uniform consistency.

Offering the widest spectrum of all Winsor & Newton Oil Paint colours, the Artists’ Oil Colour range comprises 119 colours in 37ml size tubes, 40 of which are also available in 200ml tube sizes.

Colour Chart: Artists' Oil Colours

What is Oil Colour?

Oil colour is produced by the combination of a pigment with a natural oil binder, such as linseed, walnut and poppy oils. This is then applied to a support such as canvas. The pigment fixes to the support upon dehydration and oxidation of the oil, forming a hard film on the surface.

Oil colours are oil-based, so any brush used to apply the oil colour paint should be thoroughly cleaned after use with either a solvent or brush cleaner.

The following videos show different ways of cleaning oil colour paint brushes:

Removing Oil Colour Using A Solvent

Removing Oil Colour Using “The Masters” Brush Cleaner And Preserver

Why use Oil Colour?

Oil colour dries slowly, offering artists flexibility and time to make modifications. The slow drying properties of oil colour means they are excellent for creating subtle blends, affording the artist smooth transitions in their painting.

How long does Oil Colour take to dry?

Oil colour tends to become touch dry in 2-12 days. However, every pigment reacts differently when mixed with oil, resulting in varying drying times. It is important to know the drying times of the oil colours used, so that slower-drying oil colour is painted over faster-drying layers, in order to avoid cracking. Winsor & Newton provide further information on Understanding The Drying Times For Oil Colour.

There are a number of ways that the drying times of oil colours may be altered. Adding Winsor & Newton Liquin Original increases the drying rate by approximately 50%, whereas introducing a Painting Medium will change the rate of drying, as well as influencing the gloss and texture of the colour. Winsor & Newton offer some useful Tips For Using Oil Paint Mediums.

How do “Hue” colours differ from other oil colours?

Designed to closely resemble the spectrum of natural oil colour pigments, “Hue” oil colour offers a quality, affordable alternative. A high level of pigmentation is achieved by the use of moderately priced pigments, rather than reducing the pigment load. Influenced by the pigments used, the sheen of Artists’ Oil Colour may vary in gloss level across the range. This can be addressed by the addition of solvent or medium.

How does Oil Colour compare to Acrylic paint?

The main difference between Oil Colour and Acrylic paint is their drying times; Oil Colour dries very slowly, allowing the artist a longer working time, whereas Acrylic dries incredibly quickly. Much depends on how the artist prefers to work, and the effects they wish to create. The following link provides a more detailed comparison of the two media.

Guide To The Key Differences Between Oil Colour And Acrylic Paint

Which surfaces best support Oil Colour?

An important factor for the artist to consider when Choosing A Surface For Oil Painting is where they will be painting. Cotton or Linen canvas is ideal for studio work, whereas a Canvas Board or Canvas Pad may be more suitable when working outdoors.

Which brushes are best for Oil Colour painting?

Oil Colour painting requires the brush to have stiff bristles, with enough resilience to control and manipulate the colour. Providing good flow and texture, the stiffness of Hog Brush bristles makes them particularly well suited to oil painting.

Advancements in the production of synthetic hair have resulted in a rise in popularity of synthetic brushes, especially if price and durability are an issue. Originally designed for working with Acrylic paint, many artists have found Pro Arte’s Acrylix range of synthetic brushes ideal for painting with oil colour.

Oil colour painting can often entail working at a distance from the paint surface. In these circumstances, a long handled brush offers the perfect solution.

Palette Knives are another tool invaluable to the artist working with oil colour, and choosing a softer bristle brush from our range of Oil Paint Brushes is a further option, when working with thinned oil colour.

Which techniques work best with Oil Colour?

The following links show some useful techniques when working with oil colour:

How To Blend Oil Paint

Impasto Technique

Glazing With Oil Painting

Oil Painting Technique Using Winsor & Newton Liquin Medium

Who are Winsor & Newton?

In 1832, William Winsor and Henry Newton introduced the first moist water colours to the world. Today, Winsor and Newton remain the premier choice for artists, offering a wide variety of fine art supplies including: oil, water colour, acrylic and alkyd paints, pastels, artists' brushes, canvases, papers and portfolios.

Reviews (74)

30/06/2022
5/5
Popular and reliable oil colours.
29/05/2022
5/5
Якісна фарба.
13/05/2022
5/5
Yet to use this but have had experience of this colour previously. Would recommend
14/03/2022
5/5
Can recommend
06/03/2022
4/5
Good quality
01/02/2022
5/5
Exactly what I ordered.
05/11/2021
5/5
Good value, well packed.
02/08/2021
5/5
Always good quality.
10/06/2021
5/5
Good price. Quality product.
01/06/2021
5/5
Very good value and the product is good quality.
31/05/2021
5/5
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23/05/2021
5/5
Good value, good price for high quality paints.
19/05/2021
5/5
Easy to use and good quality
12/03/2021
5/5
Beautiful quality professional artist oil paint.
23/02/2021
5/5
I love Windsor & Newton, one because they are an English company (although made in France!!)
08/02/2021
5/5
Artist quality is consistently of a higher quality than, say, the Georgian range. These paints have never left me feeling dissatisfied.
03/02/2021
5/5
Great prices
02/02/2021
5/5
excellent
25/12/2020
5/5
Excellent product
11/12/2020
5/5
Met my expectations, good quality and true to colour.
21/10/2020
5/5
Very good.
10/09/2020
5/5
Excellent paints and form the mainstay for my work in oils.
05/08/2020
4/5
We paid for more expensive oils than usual. Hard to notice a lot of difference except that some oil came out of the tube before the paint.
12/05/2020
5/5
haven't started it yet, but from experience the results are adequate for me as a hobby artist.
07/08/2019
5/5
very good
23/05/2019
5/5
Excellent quality product.
22/05/2019
4/5
Fine colours.
14/05/2019
4/5
usual as expected
04/04/2019
5/5
Having been painting for nearly forty years, I have always used Winsor and Newton Underpainting White as a basis in all my work but it is now difficult to obtain and I was delighted to discover it to be a standard listing with Cowling and Wilcox.
02/04/2019
5/5
Winsor & Newron are always excellent quality.
02/03/2019
4/5
Good quality
21/01/2019
5/5
Not used this W&N colour yet but several people I know seem to use it so I'm going to give it a try!
17/01/2019
5/5
Good value
20/12/2018
5/5
Professional paint.
06/12/2018
5/5
Does what it's sopposed to
26/11/2018
5/5
Good product.
23/10/2018
5/5
What I was looking for at the best price
18/10/2018
5/5
good value
02/10/2018
5/5
Arrived in excellent condition, best artists oil paints available
27/08/2018
5/5
Good quality.
27/08/2018
5/5
Bought W&N artists oil colour Indathrene blue. Have not used it yet and have not used this colour before so am looking forward to trying it out. It is used by an artist friend so thought I would give it a try. This website was the least expensive even with postage.
22/08/2018
5/5
I ordered eight tubes of different colours. All excellent!
19/07/2018
4/5
I am very happy with the different tubes of paint I ordered. They are all of good quality, although I am aware that there are different grades of oils, and what I ordered are certainly better than entry level whilst not necessarily being the very best available. You pays yer money and takes yer choice.
09/07/2018
5/5
Always quality paints
22/06/2018
5/5
Up there with the best - strongly recommend.
31/05/2018
5/5
Good quality
21/05/2018
5/5
Very good.
12/04/2018
5/5
Its as good as the last ones I bought
06/04/2018
4/5
A good Artist quality standard
04/04/2018
3/5
See above, all good except the Naples yellow light which is hard inside the tube. I requested a replacement for this tuba and I am still waiting. All the others are fine
01/04/2018
5/5
Love these oils
02/03/2018
5/5
Creamy, buttery oils. I always use this range.
25/02/2018
5/5
product as expected a reliable and consistent brand
22/02/2018
5/5
Excellent product. Good coverage.
25/01/2018
5/5
Very good.
20/01/2018
5/5
Brilliant paint. My personal favourites.
12/01/2018
5/5
I a.m. always pleased with Winsor & Newton paints
06/01/2018
4/5
good
21/12/2017
5/5
I haven't used it yet but previous purchases of this kind of oil was very good.
23/11/2017
5/5
one of the best colourhouses
12/10/2017
5/5
Lovely paint to use.goid quality pigment giving excellent colour.
06/09/2017
5/5
Beautiful colours and quality. make a big difference to my art work Although very expensive, I will definitely use more of these as against cheaper paints.
01/09/2017
5/5
Again another winner. I like these oils together with Michael Harding. Cowling & Wilcox are very competitive with their prices.
08/06/2017
4/5
Good quality
02/06/2017
4/5
good
16/04/2017
5/5
Excellent quality as you would expect from W&N.
11/04/2017
5/5
Great
12/03/2017
5/5
Excellent!
11/03/2017
5/5
Well packaged and quick delivery
10/03/2017
5/5
Perfect for mixing and adding shadowed tones without making the colour look muddy.
08/03/2017
4/5
good quality
06/12/2016
5/5
Superb!
26/11/2016
3/5
Ordered several Windsor and Newton oil colours - only problem was with Jaune Brilliante which is supposed to be a bright yellow but is in fact a flesh colour!!
30/10/2016
5/5
Excellent : as expected of WN paint.