Charvin’s extra-fine oil colours offer an extensive palette of colours, with poppy oil being the principal binder of all our colours.
This gives the paste a brilliant appearance, plus a creamy texture, and most importantly prevents your colours from yellowing with age.
However, it also provides opacity in certain colours, intensity, plus enduring resistance to light and ageing. The Charvin range of extra-fine oil colours may be used for traditional and Flemish-style painting techniques with the addition of various mediums.
What is more, due to their rich texture they are suitable for raised, somewhat thickened painting, and above all for Plein Air painting.
The manufacturing process for Charvin oil colours is based on ancient recipes (established in 1830) that made it possible to make oil colours for such artists as Cezanne, Bonnard, and Ambrogiani.
Charvin use the Swiss tricylinders from Buhler, machines that are used in the manufacture of top-of-the-range cosmetics.