The milled grain size of the dispersed pigments in Coarsely ground Oil Colours is larger than for standard Artists Oil colours. They can be used alone or mixed with any oil colour to produce a denser, full-bodied paint. As the paste density is thicker, brush strokes are accentuated so it is recommended that hard-bristle, ox hair or synthetic brushes are used to get the best results.
The Italian Natural earth colours have been created from the ancient pigments used to decorate the monuments and facades of palaces throughout Italy and are reflected in colours of Roman houses, Venetian palaces and Umbrian and Tuscan hill-towns. The composition of this range is similar to those of the shades used by the old masters Tiziano, Tiepolo and others. appears to give a more opaque, natural tone due to a different refraction of light.
The Mediterranean has been a place that has united cultures and civilisations and, along with it, colours and tints that are unique to this beautiful area. The colours in this range are especially suited for warm, bright and luminous paintings.
The Renaissance line of oil colours have been "re-developed" to offer the modern painter the tonalities of the Master Artists of the Italian Renaissance - in paint composition, in pigment size and the use of rare semi-drying oils that are non-yellowing and crystal clear.