Michael Harding Paints

From my first week at Wimbledon, I was introduced to Michael Harding oil paints. Having never strayed from Windsor and Newton, the introduction to a new brand came with considerable excitement. However, the joy was short-lived when, as an impoverished art student, I learned how expensive some of the paints could be! Regardless, I purchased a set of eight and started to integrate them into my paintings. The difference was immediately noticeable, with the greater pigment content in the paints giving the work a more vibrant and richer feel. I also learned that the increased pigment content allowed for greater resistance to fading. Although they come at great expense, the Michael Harding paints do, I believe, live up to their reputation, and it would now be rare to see an oil painting of mine which lacks their Warm White Lead (No. 137), or Indian Red (No. 123)!

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