Michael Harding Oil colour is widely considered to be the best British made oil paint available, and by some the best Oil Paint available world-wide. Colours are made using the finest quality pigments from around the world and blended with carefully selected oils to produce vibrant colours and clear whites.
Unlike other oil colour ranges Michael Harding has not attempted to equalize the drying speeds of paints, usually done so that they are more predictable on the canvas. This is because the additives (called siccatives or retardants) required to achieve this can have an adverse effect on the appearance of the paint. Instead of adding these chemicals to the pigment/oil blend Michael Harding print the drying rate on each tube of paint.