For 600 years artisans, individuals and companies have worked with the available materials to develop and improve upon colors used by oil painters.
Holbein first released its Artist Oil Color line 70 years ago. Since then, Holbein Artis Oil has become a standard on oil painting palettes world-wide, revered for its pigment strenght and uniform texture. Never ones to rest upon their laurels, Holbein color cheists began working on a new line of oil color 10 years ago. The stated objective was to develop a new line of oil color by combining modern technology with the finest pigments. The result is Vernet.
The Vernet line offers 40 traditional colors utilizing pure single pigments and the finest quality refined linseed oil. Vernet color offer oil painters superior adhesion, tinting strength, durability, smooth texture and excellent lightfast ratings with high chroma, transparency and pigment density. Verne colors will produce clean, non-muddy results when mixed.
Strong, beautiful and stable colors make the new Vernet line from Holbein the "Dream Palette" of the great masters. Vernet offers the modern oil painter the most advanced and highest quality oil color range ever produced.