Williamsburg Handmade Oil Paints have a feel which is quite unique and refreshing. While the colors remain extremely powerful and rich with pigment, they blend down to huge variations of shades. They are truly permanent, fully concentrated colors with consistency and versatility that match and surpass top brands. Dependable and reliable color accuracy and glides smoothly. Use these colors for seascapes, landscapes, abstracts, knife painting and portraits.The history of Williamsburg paints is a story not only of one of the greatest American oil colors ever produced-but of its master paint maker, inventor and artist, Carl Plansky. During much of his life, Plansky toyed with the idea of recreating paints that he had researched in Europe. For years he collected old-world recipes and experimented. He even bought paint in France from small paint houses that had made colors for Monet, Matisse and Cezanne. He not only analyzed the pigment, but also the coarseness of the grind so he could create the right grinding method for each color to enhance its natural beauty and luminosity. Pure, premium, alkali-refined and pH balanced linseed oil is the only medium he uses.In 1987 Plansky began making paint from a small plant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn using the methods he researched. All his paint is made in batches no larger than 5 gallons each, to insure maximum quality control. All ingredients are hand measured and each ounce of color is carefully scrutinized. From his first batch of paint until today. Plansky's paints have been used globally, by the world's greatest artists. You can see paintings created with Williamsburg in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and MOMA in New York, the National Gallery in Washington D.C. and the Beauborg in Paris. Experience the beauty of Williamsburg handmade Oil Paints yourself.