ARTIST OIL AND ADDITIVES

SAFFLOWER OIL BASEDIn 1887, Gustave Sennelier established himself as a colour merchant on the Quai Voltaire in Paris.

Sennelier's passion for colour chemistry and focused pigment research led to the development of a distinctive oil colour manufacturing process that has been employed for generations. Sennelier gathers only the finest natural and inorganic pigments from around the world. The pure pigments are ground very slowly with extreme care to an extra-fine consistency. They are then combined at maximum concentration with an archival safflower oil to yield the highest possible tinting strength and a lustrous satin finish. The sensuous pigments have a unique buttery texture, a consistency originally developed for the expressive style of the Impressionist painters who frequented the Sennelier store in the 19th century. Sennelier's meticulous work, his vast knowledge of pigments, his talents as a colourist, and collaboration with Cezanne and other Masters gave rise to a palette of oil colours that quickly became the standard of quality. Favoured by some of the greatest artists (Monet, Gauguin, Matisse, Picasso, Bonnard, Modigliani, Chagall, Ernst, Hockney), Sennelier oils hang in the world's most prestigious museums. Today, Sennelier's classic palette is expanding with 50 new, original shades that encompass contemporary trends and tastes. These colours, still as smooth and luminous as ever, offer an updated texture with firmer body to accommodate the requirements of 21st century artists.

Today, Sennelier's classic palette is expanding with 50 new, original shades that encompass contemporary trends and tastes. These colours, still as smooth and luminous as ever, offer an updated texture with firmer body to accommodate the requirements of 21st century artists.Utilizing the time-honoured, exacting methods perfected for over one hundred years, the new paints are produced under the watchful eye of Dominique Sennelier. At Sennelier, tradition meets the needs of today's artists and the innovations of modern chemistry.Sennelier proudly introduces the next generation of oils, a collection of professional, extra-fine colours that reinvents your palette and redefines quality.

The range of finest artists' oil colours includes 144 colours. Three types of packaging are available*: no. 7 tubes (21 ml),40 ml tubes, no. 13 tubes (200 ml).The series number corresponds to a price range. There are 6 series.

Green for Oil

Green for Oil
Invite nature into your oil paints!Green For Oil is part of the "bio-solvent" family, a safer, greener alternative to traditional solvents!Traditional organic solvents are highly effective, but concerns have been raised regarding their volatility and petroleum-based origins. This is why Sennelier has developed eco-friendly solvents with their new GREEN FOR OIL range.What is a biosolvent? Biosolvents are sourced from renewable raw materials , with a focus on biomass-based sources. They are products of natural origin : derived from plant-, animal- or mineral-based raw materials. They respect sanitary and environmental standards, as they have been created with sustainable development in mind.  Product performanceTheir main features are the same as those of traditional solvents. The end product is just as effective!