Oil Colors

My favorite paints are Old Holland Classic Oil Colors.

My colors

These are the main colors that I always have on my palette:

  • Mixed White #2
  • Mars Black
  • Mars Yellow
  • English Red

And these are extra colors that I often use:

  • Parisian Blue
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Caput Mortuum Violet
  • Old Holland Ochre
  • Deep Ochre
  • Raw Umber
  • Burnt Umber

All of the colors to this point are series A. The cheapest in the range.

I also have some convenience colors, for occasional use:

  • Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Cadmium Red Medium
  • Scheveningen Rose Deep
  • Dioxazine Mauve
  • Cobalt Green

All of the colors are single pigment except for Mixed White (Titanium White BW6 with Zink White BW4) and Parisian Blue which is Prussian Blue (BP27) with Phthalo Blue (PB15).

Prussian Blue has long been my main blue but Old Holland do not make a pure version of it. Parisian Blue is nearly the same.