Bursting with colour and character

The Cranfield Artists’ Oil range has an exceptional level of intensity and clarity. With superb quality and a balanced colour selection, the Artists’ Oil range puts Cranfield firmly in the Artists’ team!

In praise of the daily grind

After mixing, the pigments and oils are passed through triple roll mills, either stone or steel according to pigment type. We grind our colours just the right amount to release the full ‘colour value’ and ensure a smooth oil paint. Some pigments, like Ultramarine, need only gentle milling whereas coarser, pigments can require longer processing.

Patience is rewarded

Some colours are left to stand for some time. Historically known as ‘sweating’, this allows the pigment and oil ratio to reach equilibrium. Only then is the batch signed off by our colourmen, ready to be hand-pressed out into tins and our familiar aluminum tubes.

Better for you, too.

The palette includes a full range of low soluble Cadmiums sourced from reliable suppliers, as well as excellent non-toxic alternatives to Leads and Chromates.

Made by professionals for professionals

Our skilled artisans use the finest grade pigments and the purest refined oils available to create paints that are full of character, luminous and vibrant. Each recipe is as natural and true as possible, made with a ‘lighter touch’ to preserve and reveal the beauty of individual pigments.

Our Artists’ oil paints have the reliable buttery texture that is admired in quality British oil colours the world over - each paint responding easily to an artist's brush or knife and handling beautifully. They are a step up from our Studio range in that they have a higher pigment content, and have undergone further milling and sweating.

Below is a full list of our colours, you can refine your search by series. Simply click the relevant tabs below.

Colour swatch Product name Properties
Cranfield Artists' Oil Titanium White (Linseed) Cranfield Artists' Oil Titanium White (Linseed)
Series 1
Highly opaque
PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide | PW4 (C.I 77947) Zinc oxide
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists' Oil Titanium White (Safflower) Cranfield Artists' Oil Titanium White (Safflower)
Series 1
Highly opaque
PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide | PW4 (C.I 77947) Zinc oxide
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists' Oil Zinc White Cranfield Artists' Oil Zinc White
Series 1
Slightly transparent
PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide | PW4 (C.I 77947) Zinc oxide
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists' Oil Unbleached Titanium White Cranfield Artists' Oil Unbleached Titanium White
Series 1
Opaque
PW6:1 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide & Iron oxide
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists' Oil Bright Yellow Lake Cranfield Artists' Oil Bright Yellow Lake
Series 1
Semi Transparent
PY3 (C.I 11710) Monoazo Yellow
Organic
Cranfield Artists' Oil Cadmium Yellow Lemon Genuine Cranfield Artists' Oil Cadmium Yellow Lemon Genuine
Series 4
Opaque
PY35 (C.I 77205) Cadmium zinc sulphide
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists' Oil Yellow Lake Cranfield Artists' Oil Yellow Lake
Series 2
Semi Transparent
PY73 (C.I 11738) Monoazo Yellow
Organic
Cranfield Artists' Oil Cadmium Yellow Genuine Cranfield Artists' Oil Cadmium Yellow Genuine
Series 4
Opaque
PY35 (C.I 77205) Cadmium zinc sulphide
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists' Oil Indian Yellow Hue Cranfield Artists' Oil Indian Yellow Hue
Series 2
Transparent
PY83 (C.I 21108) Dis Azo Yellow
Organc
Cranfield Artists' Oil Cadmium Yellow Deep Genuine Cranfield Artists' Oil Cadmium Yellow Deep Genuine
Series 4
Opaque
PY35 (C.I 77205) Cadmium zinc sulphide
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists' Oil Cadmium Orange Genuine Cranfield Artists' Oil Cadmium Orange Genuine
Series 4
Opaque
PO20 (C.I 77202) Cadmium selenosulphide
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists' Oil Napthol Vermillion Cranfield Artists' Oil Napthol Vermillion
Series 3
Semi Opaque
PR188 (C.I 12467) Monoazo red (Napthol AS)
Organic
Cranfield Artists' Oil Cadmium Red Light Genuine Cranfield Artists' Oil Cadmium Red Light Genuine
Series 4
Opaque
PR108 (C.I 77196) Cadmium selenosulphide
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists' Oil Cadmium Red Genuine Cranfield Artists' Oil Cadmium Red Genuine
Series 4
Opaque
PR108 (C.I 77196) Cadmium selenosulphide
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists' Oil Cadmium Red Deep Genuine Cranfield Artists' Oil Cadmium Red Deep Genuine
Series 4
Opaque
PR108 (C.I 77196) Cadmium selenosulphide
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists' Oil Alizarin Crimson Cranfield Artists' Oil Alizarin Crimson
Series 3
Transparent
PR83 (C.I 58000) Dihydroxyanthraquinone
Organic
Cranfield Artists' Oil Brilliant Pink Cranfield Artists' Oil Brilliant Pink
Series 2
Opaque
PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide | PW4 (C.I 77947) Zinc oxide | PR188 (C.I 12467) Monoazo red (Napthol AS) | PR209 (C.I 73905) Quinacridone Red

Cranfield Artists' Oil Quinacridone Magenta Cranfield Artists' Oil Quinacridone Magenta
Series 3
Transparent
PR122 (C.I 73915) Polycyclic quinacridone
Organic
Cranfield Artists' Oil Manganese Violet Cranfield Artists' Oil Manganese Violet
Series 3
Semi transparent
PV16 (C.I 77742) Manganese ammonium pyrophosphate

Cranfield Artists' Oil Ultramarine Violet Cranfield Artists' Oil Ultramarine Violet
Series 2
Transparent
PV15 (C.I 77007) Sodium alumino sulpho silicate
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists' Oil Indigo Cranfield Artists' Oil Indigo
Series 2
Semi transparent
PBk6 (C.I 77267) Amorphous carbon black | PB15:3 (C.I 74160) Beta copper phthalocyanine | PV19 (C.I 73900) Polycyclic quinacridone

Cranfield Artists' Oil Violet Dioxazine Cranfield Artists' Oil Violet Dioxazine
Series 3
Transparent
PV23 (C.I 51319) Polycyclic dioxazine
Organic
Cranfield Artists' Oil Prussian Blue Cranfield Artists' Oil Prussian Blue
Series 1
Transparent
PB27 (C.I 77510) Iron (iii) hexacyanoferrate (ii)
Inorganic.
Cranfield Artists' Oil Phthalo Blue Green Shade Cranfield Artists' Oil Phthalo Blue Green Shade
Series 2
Transparent
PB15:3 (C.I 74160) Beta copper phthalocyanine
Organic
Cranfield Artists' Oil French Ultramarine Blue Red Shade Cranfield Artists' Oil French Ultramarine Blue Red Shade
Series 1
Transparent
PB29 (C.I 77007) Sodium alumino sulpho silicate
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists' Oil Cobalt Blue Genuine Cranfield Artists' Oil Cobalt Blue Genuine
Series 5
Semi opaque
PB28 (C.I 77346) Oxides of cobalt and aluminium
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists' Oil King's Blue Light Cranfield Artists' Oil King's Blue Light
Series 2
Opaque
PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide | PW4 (C.I 77949) Zinc oxide | PB29 (C.I 77007) Sodium alumino sulpho silicate
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists' Oil King's Blue Deep Cranfield Artists' Oil King's Blue Deep
Series 2
Opaque
PB29 (C.I 77007) Sodium alumino sulpho silicate | PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide | PW4 (C.I 77947) Zinc oxide

Cranfield Artists' Oil Cerulean Blue Genuine Cranfield Artists' Oil Cerulean Blue Genuine
Series 5
Opaque
PB35 (C.I 77368) Cerulean blue
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists' Oil Phthalo Turquoise Cranfield Artists' Oil Phthalo Turquoise
Series 2
Opaque
PW4 (C.I 77949) Zinc oxide | PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide | PB15:3 (C.I 74160) Beta copper phthalocyanine | PG7 (C.I 74260) Polychlorinated copper phthalocyanine
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists' Oil Emerald Green Cranfield Artists' Oil Emerald Green
Series 2
Semi opaque
PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide | PW4 (C.I 77947) Zinc oxide | PG7 (C.I 74260) Polychlorinated copper phthalocyanine | PY3 (C.I 11710) Monoazo Yellow

Cranfield Artists' Oil Viridian Green Cranfield Artists' Oil Viridian Green
Series 4
Semi transparent
PG18 (C.I77289) Hydrated chromium sesquioxide
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists' Oil Sap Green Cranfield Artists' Oil Sap Green
Series 2
Semi opaque
PBr7 (C.I 77491, C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide | PG7 (C.I 74260) Polychlorinated copper phthalocyanine | PY3 (C.I 11710) Monoazo Yellow

Cranfield Artists' Oil Phthalo Green Cranfield Artists' Oil Phthalo Green
Series 2
Transparent
PG7 (C.I 74260) Polychlorinated copper phthalocyanine
Organic
Cranfield Artists' Oil Chromium Oxide Green Cranfield Artists' Oil Chromium Oxide Green
Series 3
Opaque
PG17 (C.I 77288) Anhydrous chromic oxide
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists' Oil Terre Verte Cranfield Artists' Oil Terre Verte
Series 1
Transparent
PG23 (C.I 77009) Mineral green clays
Inorganic | Natural
Cranfield Artists' Oil Yellow Ochre Cranfield Artists' Oil Yellow Ochre
Series 1
Opaque
PY42 (C.I 77492) Iron hydroxide oxide
Inorganic | Synthetic
Cranfield Artists' Oil Raw Sienna Cranfield Artists' Oil Raw Sienna
Series 1
Semi opaque
PBr7 (C.I 77491, C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide
Inorganic | Natural
Cranfield Artists' Oil Burnt Sienna Cranfield Artists' Oil Burnt Sienna
Series 1
Sem opaque
PBr7 (C.I 77491, C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide
Inorganic | Natural
Cranfield Artists' Oil Raw Umber Cranfield Artists' Oil Raw Umber
Series 1
Semi transparent
PBr7 (C.I 77491, C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide
Inorganic | Natural
Cranfield Artists' Oil Burnt Umber Cranfield Artists' Oil Burnt Umber
Series 1
Semi transparent
PBr7 (C.I 77491, C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide
Inorganic | Natural
Cranfield Artists' Oil Payne's Grey Cranfield Artists' Oil Payne's Grey
Series 1
Semi opaque
PB29 (C.I 77007) Sodium alumino sulpho silicate | PBk9 (C.I 77267) Calcined bone black | PY42 (C.I 77492) Iron hydroxide oxide
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists' Oil Ivory Black Cranfield Artists' Oil Ivory Black
Series 1
Semi opaque
PBk9 (C.I 77267) Calcined bone black
Inorganic
Cranfield Artists' Oil Lamp Black Cranfield Artists' Oil Lamp Black
Series 1
Semi opaque
PBk6 (C.I 77267) Amorphous carbon black

Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Titanium White (Linseed)
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Titanium White (Safflower)
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Zinc White
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Unbleached Titanium White
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Bright Yellow Lake
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Cadmium Yellow Lemon Genuine
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Yellow Lake
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Cadmium Yellow Genuine
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Indian Yellow Hue
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Cadmium Yellow Deep Genuine
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Cadmium Orange Genuine
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Napthol Vermillion
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Cadmium Red Light Genuine
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Cadmium Red Genuine
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Cadmium Red Deep Genuine
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Alizarin Crimson
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Brilliant Pink
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Quinacridone Magenta
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Manganese Violet
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Ultramarine Violet
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Indigo
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Violet Dioxazine
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Prussian Blue
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Phthalo Blue Green Shade
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil French Ultramarine Blue Red Shade
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Cobalt Blue Genuine
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil King's Blue Light
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil King's Blue Deep
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Cerulean Blue Genuine
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Phthalo Turquoise
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Emerald Green
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Viridian Green
Product name Properties
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Sap Green
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Phthalo Green
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Chromium Oxide Green
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Terre Verte
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Yellow Ochre
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Raw Sienna
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Burnt Sienna
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Raw Umber
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Burnt Umber
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Payne's Grey
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Ivory Black
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Artists' Oils

Cranfield Artists' Oil Lamp Black
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Ancillary Product information
Cranfield Thixotropic Alkyd Primer Cranfield Thixotropic Alkyd Primer

This is our multi-purpose primer for all types of oil painting, allowing paint to adhere consistently and offering an opaque gesso-like surface suitable for all types of painting supports.
Thixotropic means a fluid which is viscous but becomes freer-flowing when it is shaken or brushed on, and which returns to its viscous state over a predictable timescale when it comes to rest. These qualities are useful to artists in offering controllable application and reliable drying.
Oil primers are only suitable for use with oil paints. For acrylic painting, see our range of acrylic primers.

Cranfield Rabbit Skin Glue Imitation Size Cranfield Rabbit Skin Glue Imitation Size

For use with oil paints, your canvas should be ‘sized’ to reduce the absorbency of the fibres and prolong their life by protecting them from the oils used. Size also needs to be flexible and adjust to different humidity levels.
Our Rabbit Skin Glue is ideal, available in natural or imitation grades. We offer it in granular form to make your size in the exact quantity required.
Oil primers are only suitable for use with oil paints. For acrylic painting, see our range of acrylic primers.

Cranfield Rabbit Skin Glue Genuine Size Cranfield Rabbit Skin Glue Genuine Size

For use with oil paints, your canvas should be ‘sized’ to reduce the absorbency of the fibres and prolong their life by protecting them from the oils used. Size also needs to be flexible and adjust to different humidity levels.
Our Rabbit Skin Glue is ideal, available in natural or imitation grades. We offer it in granular form to make your size in the exact quantity required.
Oil primers are only suitable for use with oil paints. For acrylic painting, see our range of acrylic primers.

Cranfield Spectragel Medium Cranfield Spectragel Medium

This is a thixotropic alkyd medium designed to mix with oil colours, retaining the body of the paint. Spectragel is a gloss medium and is quick drying. It is a clear medium based on a synthetic resin that improves the weather resistance of oil colours; ideal for glazing and extending colours while retaining gloss and structure of paint.

Cranfield Matt Spectragel Medium Cranfield Matt Spectragel Medium

This thixotropic alkyd is a medium designed to mix with oil colours, retaining the body of the paint. Matt Spectragel is a quick drying, clear, weather-resistant medium based on synthetic resin. Ideal for extending colours, Matt Spectragel Medium will retain structure and dry to a matt finish.

Cranfield Spectraflow Medium Cranfield Spectraflow Medium

This free flowing, slightly thixotropic medium is alkyd based and will not increase gloss when added to oil colours. It is quick drying.

Cranfield Alkaflow Medium Cranfield Alkaflow Medium

A free flowing, alkyd based, gloss medium which may be used to thin oil paints.
Alkaflow helps to remove brush strokes and give a smooth gloss finish. It is quick drying.

Cranfield Linseed Oil Paste Medium Cranfield Linseed Oil Paste Medium

An almost transparent painting medium based on refined linseed oil and alumina. It is similar in consistency to Studio Oil Colours in tubes. It does not promote quick drying and may be used to extend oil colours.
It can be used in large ratios where the desired effect is to increase yellowing and darkening of pale colours. It will not increase gloss.

Cranfield Beeswax in White Spirit Medium Cranfield Beeswax in White Spirit Medium

A pereparation of pure beeswax in white spirit, this is used to achieve a soft sheen on your finished painting.
It will retard drying, allowing you to achieve a range of effects.

Cranfield Refined Linseed Oil Cranfield Refined Linseed Oil

This is a general-purpose linseed oil of the highest quality which you can use with all oil colours. It retards drying, and can be thinned with turpentine or white spirit.

Cranfield Linseed Stand Oil Cranfield Linseed Stand Oil
Cranfield Cold Pressed Linseed Oil Cranfield Cold Pressed Linseed Oil

This is an untreated oil for use with high-quality oil paints. Artists agree that this oil creates films of greater flexibility with less tendency to brittleness. You can thin this product with turpentine or white spirit.

Cranfield Accelerated Drying Oil Cranfield Accelerated Drying Oil

A linseed oil-based medium for speeding the drying time of oil paints. You can achieve effective results by using approximately 5% by paint volume.
Note that any oil paint which is encouraged to dry too quickly may be prone to wrinkling, so concentrations of accelerated drying oil above 5% are not advisable.

Cranfield White Spirit Thinner Cranfield White Spirit Thinner

A quality white spirit formulated for artists, this is ideal for thinning and for general cleaning of brushes, palettes and knives, etc. Our white spirit is a virgin product and contains no recycled impurities.

Cranfield Pure Gum Turpentine Thinner Cranfield Pure Gum Turpentine Thinner

A pure, non-recycled turpentine for reducing viscosity of oil colours and mediums. You can also use our turpentine for general cleaning of brushes, palettes, knives and other painting equipment.

Cranfield Non-Aromatic Thinner Cranfield Non-Aromatic Thinner

Our low odour hydrocarbon-based solvent. A great way to reduce contact with the more volatile components found in turpentine. You can use our Non Aromatic Thinners for general cleaning of brushes, palettes, knives and other painting equipment as well as thinning oil colours.
This is especially important in commercial and educational institutions, reducing exposure to potentially harmful substances associated with other solvents. It is biodegradable and pleasant to use.

Cranfield Picture Varnish Cranfield Picture Varnish

For use on oil or acrylic paintings, this versatile varnish creates a durable gloss finish. This aldehyde-based varnish can be removed with white spirit or turpentine, and may be used for retouching. RESIN: Aldehyde (Low Molecular Weight Hydrocarbon) SOLVENT: White Spirit

Cranfield Matt Picture Varnish Cranfield Matt Picture Varnish

An aldehyde-based varnish ideal for use on oil or acrylic paintings, this product creates a pleasing matt finish which can be removed with white spirit or turpentine. It is also used for retouching. RESIN: Aldehyde ( Low Molecular Weight Hydrocarbon) SOLVENT: White Spirit

Cranfield Damar Varnish Cranfield Damar Varnish

This varnish is based on gum Damar resin in turpentine, and will give your work a low gloss.
It dries to a hard film with lower bloom than mastic varnish.
For best results, build up several thin layers and allow sufficient drying time between each. Damar Varnish is removable with turpentine or white RESIN: Natural Gum Damar SOLVENT: Turpentine

Oil Primers & Size

Cranfield Thixotropic Alkyd Primer
Product name Product code
Cranfield Thixotropic Alkyd Primer
Additional Information

This is our multi-purpose primer for all types of oil painting, allowing paint to adhere consistently and offering an opaque gesso-like surface suitable for all types of painting supports.
Thixotropic means a fluid which is viscous but becomes freer-flowing when it is shaken or brushed on, and which returns to its viscous state over a predictable timescale when it comes to rest. These qualities are useful to artists in offering controllable application and reliable drying.
Oil primers are only suitable for use with oil paints. For acrylic painting, see our range of acrylic primers.

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Oil Primers & Size

Cranfield Rabbit Skin Glue Imitation Size
Product name Product code
Cranfield Rabbit Skin Glue Imitation Size
Additional Information

For use with oil paints, your canvas should be ‘sized’ to reduce the absorbency of the fibres and prolong their life by protecting them from the oils used. Size also needs to be flexible and adjust to different humidity levels.
Our Rabbit Skin Glue is ideal, available in natural or imitation grades. We offer it in granular form to make your size in the exact quantity required.
Oil primers are only suitable for use with oil paints. For acrylic painting, see our range of acrylic primers.

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Oil Primers & Size

Cranfield Rabbit Skin Glue Genuine Size
Product name Product code
Cranfield Rabbit Skin Glue Genuine Size
Additional Information

For use with oil paints, your canvas should be ‘sized’ to reduce the absorbency of the fibres and prolong their life by protecting them from the oils used. Size also needs to be flexible and adjust to different humidity levels.
Our Rabbit Skin Glue is ideal, available in natural or imitation grades. We offer it in granular form to make your size in the exact quantity required.
Oil primers are only suitable for use with oil paints. For acrylic painting, see our range of acrylic primers.

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Oil Mediums

Cranfield Spectragel Medium
Product name Product code
Cranfield Spectragel Medium
Additional Information

This is a thixotropic alkyd medium designed to mix with oil colours, retaining the body of the paint. Spectragel is a gloss medium and is quick drying. It is a clear medium based on a synthetic resin that improves the weather resistance of oil colours; ideal for glazing and extending colours while retaining gloss and structure of paint.

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Oil Mediums

Cranfield Matt Spectragel Medium
Product name Product code
Cranfield Matt Spectragel Medium
Additional Information

This thixotropic alkyd is a medium designed to mix with oil colours, retaining the body of the paint. Matt Spectragel is a quick drying, clear, weather-resistant medium based on synthetic resin. Ideal for extending colours, Matt Spectragel Medium will retain structure and dry to a matt finish.

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Oil Mediums

Cranfield Spectraflow Medium
Product name Product code
Cranfield Spectraflow Medium
Additional Information

This free flowing, slightly thixotropic medium is alkyd based and will not increase gloss when added to oil colours. It is quick drying.

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Oil Mediums

Cranfield Alkaflow Medium
Product name Product code
Cranfield Alkaflow Medium
Additional Information

A free flowing, alkyd based, gloss medium which may be used to thin oil paints.
Alkaflow helps to remove brush strokes and give a smooth gloss finish. It is quick drying.

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Oil Mediums

Cranfield Linseed Oil Paste Medium
Product name Product code
Cranfield Linseed Oil Paste Medium
Additional Information

An almost transparent painting medium based on refined linseed oil and alumina. It is similar in consistency to Studio Oil Colours in tubes. It does not promote quick drying and may be used to extend oil colours.
It can be used in large ratios where the desired effect is to increase yellowing and darkening of pale colours. It will not increase gloss.

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Oil Mediums

Cranfield Beeswax in White Spirit Medium
Product name Product code
Cranfield Beeswax in White Spirit Medium
Additional Information

A pereparation of pure beeswax in white spirit, this is used to achieve a soft sheen on your finished painting.
It will retard drying, allowing you to achieve a range of effects.

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Oils & Thinners

Cranfield Refined Linseed Oil
Product name Product code
Cranfield Refined Linseed Oil
Additional Information

This is a general-purpose linseed oil of the highest quality which you can use with all oil colours. It retards drying, and can be thinned with turpentine or white spirit.

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Oils & Thinners

Cranfield Linseed Stand Oil
Product name Product code
Cranfield Linseed Stand Oil
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Oils & Thinners

Cranfield Cold Pressed Linseed Oil
Product name Product code
Cranfield Cold Pressed Linseed Oil
Additional Information

This is an untreated oil for use with high-quality oil paints. Artists agree that this oil creates films of greater flexibility with less tendency to brittleness. You can thin this product with turpentine or white spirit.

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Oils & Thinners

Cranfield Accelerated Drying Oil
Product name Product code
Cranfield Accelerated Drying Oil
Additional Information

A linseed oil-based medium for speeding the drying time of oil paints. You can achieve effective results by using approximately 5% by paint volume.
Note that any oil paint which is encouraged to dry too quickly may be prone to wrinkling, so concentrations of accelerated drying oil above 5% are not advisable.

×

Oils & Thinners

Cranfield White Spirit Thinner
Product name Product code
Cranfield White Spirit Thinner
Additional Information

A quality white spirit formulated for artists, this is ideal for thinning and for general cleaning of brushes, palettes and knives, etc. Our white spirit is a virgin product and contains no recycled impurities.

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Oils & Thinners

Cranfield Pure Gum Turpentine Thinner
Product name Product code
Cranfield Pure Gum Turpentine Thinner
Additional Information

A pure, non-recycled turpentine for reducing viscosity of oil colours and mediums. You can also use our turpentine for general cleaning of brushes, palettes, knives and other painting equipment.

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Oils & Thinners

Cranfield Non-Aromatic Thinner
Product name Product code
Cranfield Non-Aromatic Thinner
Additional Information

Our low odour hydrocarbon-based solvent. A great way to reduce contact with the more volatile components found in turpentine. You can use our Non Aromatic Thinners for general cleaning of brushes, palettes, knives and other painting equipment as well as thinning oil colours.
This is especially important in commercial and educational institutions, reducing exposure to potentially harmful substances associated with other solvents. It is biodegradable and pleasant to use.

×

Oil Varnishes

Cranfield Picture Varnish
Product name Product code
Cranfield Picture Varnish
Additional Information

For use on oil or acrylic paintings, this versatile varnish creates a durable gloss finish. This aldehyde-based varnish can be removed with white spirit or turpentine, and may be used for retouching. RESIN: Aldehyde (Low Molecular Weight Hydrocarbon) SOLVENT: White Spirit

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Oil Varnishes

Cranfield Matt Picture Varnish
Product name Product code
Cranfield Matt Picture Varnish
Additional Information

An aldehyde-based varnish ideal for use on oil or acrylic paintings, this product creates a pleasing matt finish which can be removed with white spirit or turpentine. It is also used for retouching. RESIN: Aldehyde ( Low Molecular Weight Hydrocarbon) SOLVENT: White Spirit

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Oil Varnishes

Cranfield Damar Varnish
Product name Product code
Cranfield Damar Varnish
Additional Information

This varnish is based on gum Damar resin in turpentine, and will give your work a low gloss.
It dries to a hard film with lower bloom than mastic varnish.
For best results, build up several thin layers and allow sufficient drying time between each. Damar Varnish is removable with turpentine or white RESIN: Natural Gum Damar SOLVENT: Turpentine

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Paints made from the finest pigments for durability and performance.

The range was created for the professional user and you can select from a range of sizes, including economical larger quantities ideal for universities and art departments.

Choose from our range of oil primers, mediums and varnishes to achieve every possible texture, opacity, finish and drying time your work may demand.

Each pigment is ground in a refined linseed oil and our paints are roller-milled. Our obsession with detail means we insist on knowing the provenance of all our raw materials and work with suppliers to make sure we give you only the highest quality.

Please note that products containing Cadmium require careful handling and use.

 

 

Below is a full list of our colours, you can refine your search by series. Simply click the relevant tabs below.

Colour swatch Product name Properties
Cranfield Studio Oil Titanium White Cranfield Studio Oil Titanium White
Series 1
Opaque
PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide | PW4 (C.I 77949) Zinc oxide

Cranfield Studio Oil Quick Drying Titanium White Cranfield Studio Oil Quick Drying Titanium White
Series 1
Opaque
PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide | PW4 (C.I 77949) Zinc oxide

Cranfield Studio Oil Zinc White Cranfield Studio Oil Zinc White
Series 1
Semi Opaque
PW4 (C.I 77949) Zinc oxide

Cranfield Studio Oil Mixing White Cranfield Studio Oil Mixing White
Series 1
Semi Opaque
PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide | PW4 (C.I 77949) Zinc oxide

Cranfield Studio Oil Primrose Yellow Cranfield Studio Oil Primrose Yellow
Series 3
Semi Opaque
PY53 (C.I 77788) Nickel titanate

Cranfield Studio Oil Lemon Yellow Cranfield Studio Oil Lemon Yellow
Series 1
Semi Transparent
PY3 (C.I 11710) Monoazo Yellow

Cranfield Studio Oil Cadmium Yellow Pale Genuine Cranfield Studio Oil Cadmium Yellow Pale Genuine
Series 3
Opaque
PY35 (C.I 77205) Cadmium zinc sulphide

Cranfield Studio Oil Yellow Cranfield Studio Oil Yellow
Series 1
Semi Transparent
PY73 (C.I 11738) Monoazo Yellow

Cranfield Studio Oil Cadmium Yellow Genuine Cranfield Studio Oil Cadmium Yellow Genuine
Series 3
Opaque
PY35 (C.I 77205) Cadmium zinc sulphide

Cranfield Studio Oil Yellow Deep Cranfield Studio Oil Yellow Deep
Series 1
Semi Transparent
PY73 (C.I 11738) Monoazo Yellow | PO5 (C.I 12075) Monoazo (dinitroaniline)

Cranfield Studio Oil Cadmium Yellow Deep Genuine Cranfield Studio Oil Cadmium Yellow Deep Genuine
Series 3
Opaque
PY35 (C.I 77205) Cadmium zinc sulphide

Cranfield Studio Oil Orange Cranfield Studio Oil Orange
Series 1
Semi Transparent
PY73 (C.I 11738) Monoazo Yellow | PR4 (C.I 12085) Monoazo (beta napthol)

Cranfield Studio Oil Scarlet Cranfield Studio Oil Scarlet
Series 1
Transparent
PO5 (C.I 12075) Monoazo (dinitroaniline)

Cranfield Studio Oil Red Cranfield Studio Oil Red
Series 2
Semi Transparent
PR188 (C.I 12467) Monoazo (napthol AS) | PR4 (C.I 12085) Monoazo (beta napthol)

Cranfield Studio Oil Cadmium Red Genuine Cranfield Studio Oil Cadmium Red Genuine
Series 4
Opaque
PR108 (C.I 77196) Cadmium selenosulphide

Cranfield Studio Oil Red Deep Cranfield Studio Oil Red Deep
Series 1
Semi Transparent
PR3 (C.I 12120) Monoazo

Cranfield Studio Oil Crimson Cranfield Studio Oil Crimson
Series 3
Semi Transparent
PR188 (C.I 12467) Monoazo red (napthol AS) | PR4 (C.I 12085) Monoazo (beta napthol) | PR122 (C.I 73915) Polycyclic quinacridone

Cranfield Studio Oil Alizarin Crimson Cranfield Studio Oil Alizarin Crimson
Series 2
Transparent
PR83 (C.I 58000) Dihydroxyanthraquinone

Cranfield Studio Oil Rose Madder Quinacridone Cranfield Studio Oil Rose Madder Quinacridone
Series 3
Transparent
PV19 (C.I 73900) Polycyclic quinacridone

Cranfield Studio Oil Magenta Cranfield Studio Oil Magenta
Series 2
Transparent
PR122 (C.I 73915) Polycyclic quinacridone

Cranfield Studio Oil Violet Cranfield Studio Oil Violet
Series 1
Transparent
PV23 (C.I 51319) Polycyclic dioxazine

Cranfield Studio Oil French Ultramarine Blue Cranfield Studio Oil French Ultramarine Blue
Series 1
Transparent
PB29 (C.I 77007) Sodium alumino sulpho silicate

Cranfield Studio Oil Cobalt Blue Hue Cranfield Studio Oil Cobalt Blue Hue
Series 1
Semi Opaque
PB15:3 (C.I 74160) Beta copper phthalocyanine | PB29 (C.I 77007) Sodium alumino sulpho silicate | PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide

Cranfield Studio Oil Phthalo Blue Red Shade Cranfield Studio Oil Phthalo Blue Red Shade
Series 1
Transparent
PB15:1 (C.I 74160) Alpha copper phthalocyanine

Cranfield Studio Oil Prussian Blue Cranfield Studio Oil Prussian Blue
Series 1
Transparent
PB27 (C.I 77510) Iron (iii) hexacyanoferrate (ii)

Cranfield Studio Oil Cerulean Blue Hue Cranfield Studio Oil Cerulean Blue Hue
Series 1
Semi Opaque
PY3 (C.I 11710) Monoazo Yellow | PB29 (C.I 77007) Sodium alumino sulpho silicate | PB15:3 (C.I 74160) Beta copper phthalocyanine | PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide

Cranfield Studio Oil Phthalo Green Cranfield Studio Oil Phthalo Green
Series 1
Transparent
PG7 (C.I 74260) Polychlorinated copper phthalocyanine

Cranfield Studio Oil Viridian Green Hue Cranfield Studio Oil Viridian Green Hue
Series 1
Transparent
PG7 (C.I 74260) Polychlorinated copper phthalocyanine | PY73 (C.I 11738) Monoazo Yellow | PB15:3 (C.I 74160) Beta copper phthalocyanine

Cranfield Studio Oil Emerald Green Hue Cranfield Studio Oil Emerald Green Hue
Series 1
Opaque
PY3 (C.I 11710) Monoazo Yellow | PY73 (C.I 11738) Monoazo Yellow | PB15:3 (C.I 74160) Beta copper phthalocyanine | PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide | PW4 (C.I 77949) Zinc oxide

Cranfield Studio Oil Green Light Cranfield Studio Oil Green Light
Series 1
Opaque
PY3 (C.I 11710) Monoazo Yellow | PY42 (C.I 77492) Iron hydroxide oxide | PG7 (C.I 74260) Polychlorinated copper phthalocyanine | PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide

Cranfield Studio Oil Opaque Oxide of Chromium Cranfield Studio Oil Opaque Oxide of Chromium
Series 3
Opaque
PG17 (C.I 77288) Anhydrous chromic oxide

Cranfield Studio Oil Sap Green Cranfield Studio Oil Sap Green
Series 1
Semi Opaque
PY3 (C.I 11710) PY3 (C.I 11710) Monoazo Yellow | PG7 (C.I 74260) Polychlorinated copper phthalocyanine | PBr7 (C.I 77491, C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide

Cranfield Studio Oil Terre Verte Cranfield Studio Oil Terre Verte
Series 1
Transparent
PG23 (C.I 77009) Mineral green clays

Cranfield Studio Oil Indian Yellow Hue Cranfield Studio Oil Indian Yellow Hue
Series 2
Semi Transparent
PY73 (C.I 11738) Monoazo Yellow | PBr7 (C.I 77491, C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide

Cranfield Studio Oil Yellow Ochre Cranfield Studio Oil Yellow Ochre
Series 1
Opaque
PY42 (C.I 77492) Iron hydroxide oxide

Cranfield Studio Oil Raw Sienna Cranfield Studio Oil Raw Sienna
Series 1
Opaque
PBr7 (C.I 77491, C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide

Cranfield Studio Oil Burnt Sienna Cranfield Studio Oil Burnt Sienna
Series 1
Opaque
PBr7 (C.I 77491, C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide

Cranfield Studio Oil Raw Umber Cranfield Studio Oil Raw Umber
Series 1
Semi Transparent
PBr7 (C.I 77491, C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide

Cranfield Studio Oil Burnt Umber Cranfield Studio Oil Burnt Umber
Series 1
Semi Transparent
PBr7 (C.I 77491, C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide

Cranfield Studio Oil Van Dyck Brown Cranfield Studio Oil Van Dyck Brown
Series 1
Semi Transparent
PBr7 (C.I 77491, C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide | PBk9 (C.I 77267) Calcined bone black

Cranfield Studio Oil Mars Violet Cranfield Studio Oil Mars Violet
Series 1
Opaque
PR101 (C.I 77491) Di iron trioxide

Cranfield Studio Oil Indian Red Cranfield Studio Oil Indian Red
Series 1
Opaque
PR101 (C.I 77491) Di iron trioxide

Cranfield Studio Oil Light Red Cranfield Studio Oil Light Red
Series 1
Opaque
PR101 (C.I 77491) Di iron trioxide | PY42 (C.I 77492) Iron hydroxide oxide

Cranfield Studio Oil Flesh Tint Cranfield Studio Oil Flesh Tint
Series 1
Opaque
PY42 (C.I 77492) Iron hydroxide oxide | PR101 (C.I 77491) Di iron trioxide | PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide | PW4 (C.I 77949) Zinc oxide

Cranfield Studio Oil Payne's Grey Cranfield Studio Oil Payne's Grey
Series 1
Transparent
PBr7 (C.I 77491 C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide | PB29 (C.I 77007) Sodium alumino sulpho silicate | PBk7 (C.I 77266) Furnace carbon black

Cranfield Studio Oil Ivory Black Cranfield Studio Oil Ivory Black
Series 1
Transparent
PBk9 (C.I 77267) Calcined bone black

Cranfield Studio Oil Mars Black Cranfield Studio Oil Mars Black
Series 1
Transparent
PBk11 (C.I 77489, C.I 77499) Tri iron tetraoxide

Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Titanium White
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Quick Drying Titanium White
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Zinc White
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Mixing White
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Primrose Yellow
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Lemon Yellow
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Cadmium Yellow Pale Genuine
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Yellow
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Cadmium Yellow Genuine
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Yellow Deep
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Cadmium Yellow Deep Genuine
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Orange
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Scarlet
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Cranfield Studio Oil Red
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Cranfield Studio Oil Cadmium Red Genuine
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Red Deep
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Crimson
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Cranfield Studio Oil Alizarin Crimson
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Rose Madder Quinacridone
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Cranfield Studio Oil Magenta
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Violet
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil French Ultramarine Blue
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Cobalt Blue Hue
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Phthalo Blue Red Shade
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Prussian Blue
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Cerulean Blue Hue
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Phthalo Green
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Viridian Green Hue
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Emerald Green Hue
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Green Light
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Opaque Oxide of Chromium
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Sap Green
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Terre Verte
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Indian Yellow Hue
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Yellow Ochre
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Raw Sienna
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Burnt Sienna
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Raw Umber
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Burnt Umber
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Van Dyck Brown
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Mars Violet
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Indian Red
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Light Red
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Flesh Tint
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Payne's Grey
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Ivory Black
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Studio Oils

Cranfield Studio Oil Mars Black
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Ancillary Product information
Cranfield Thixotropic Alkyd Primer Cranfield Thixotropic Alkyd Primer

This is our multi-purpose primer for all types of oil painting, allowing paint to adhere consistently and offering an opaque gesso-like surface suitable for all types of painting supports.
Thixotropic means a fluid which is viscous but becomes freer-flowing when it is shaken or brushed on, and which returns to its viscous state over a predictable timescale when it comes to rest. These qualities are useful to artists in offering controllable application and reliable drying.
Oil primers are only suitable for use with oil paints. For acrylic painting, see our range of acrylic primers.

Cranfield Rabbit Skin Glue Imitation Size Cranfield Rabbit Skin Glue Imitation Size

For use with oil paints, your canvas should be ‘sized’ to reduce the absorbency of the fibres and prolong their life by protecting them from the oils used. Size also needs to be flexible and adjust to different humidity levels.
Our Rabbit Skin Glue is ideal, available in natural or imitation grades. We offer it in granular form to make your size in the exact quantity required.
Oil primers are only suitable for use with oil paints. For acrylic painting, see our range of acrylic primers.

Cranfield Rabbit Skin Glue Genuine Size Cranfield Rabbit Skin Glue Genuine Size

For use with oil paints, your canvas should be ‘sized’ to reduce the absorbency of the fibres and prolong their life by protecting them from the oils used. Size also needs to be flexible and adjust to different humidity levels.
Our Rabbit Skin Glue is ideal, available in natural or imitation grades. We offer it in granular form to make your size in the exact quantity required.
Oil primers are only suitable for use with oil paints. For acrylic painting, see our range of acrylic primers.

Cranfield Spectragel Medium Cranfield Spectragel Medium

This is a thixotropic alkyd medium designed to mix with oil colours, retaining the body of the paint. Spectragel is a gloss medium and is quick drying. It is a clear medium based on a synthetic resin that improves the weather resistance of oil colours; ideal for glazing and extending colours while retaining gloss and structure of paint.

Cranfield Matt Spectragel Medium Cranfield Matt Spectragel Medium

This thixotropic alkyd is a medium designed to mix with oil colours, retaining the body of the paint. Matt Spectragel is a quick drying, clear, weather-resistant medium based on synthetic resin. Ideal for extending colours, Matt Spectragel Medium will retain structure and dry to a matt finish.

Cranfield Spectraflow Medium Cranfield Spectraflow Medium

This free flowing, slightly thixotropic medium is alkyd based and will not increase gloss when added to oil colours. It is quick drying.

Cranfield Alkaflow Medium Cranfield Alkaflow Medium

A free flowing, alkyd based, gloss medium which may be used to thin oil paints.
Alkaflow helps to remove brush strokes and give a smooth gloss finish. It is quick drying.

Cranfield Linseed Oil Paste Medium Cranfield Linseed Oil Paste Medium

An almost transparent painting medium based on refined linseed oil and alumina. It is similar in consistency to Studio Oil Colours in tubes. It does not promote quick drying and may be used to extend oil colours.
It can be used in large ratios where the desired effect is to increase yellowing and darkening of pale colours. It will not increase gloss.

Cranfield Beeswax in White Spirit Medium Cranfield Beeswax in White Spirit Medium

A pereparation of pure beeswax in white spirit, this is used to achieve a soft sheen on your finished painting.
It will retard drying, allowing you to achieve a range of effects.

Cranfield Refined Linseed Oil Cranfield Refined Linseed Oil

This is a general-purpose linseed oil of the highest quality which you can use with all oil colours. It retards drying, and can be thinned with turpentine or white spirit.

Cranfield Linseed Stand Oil Cranfield Linseed Stand Oil
Cranfield Cold Pressed Linseed Oil Cranfield Cold Pressed Linseed Oil

This is an untreated oil for use with high-quality oil paints. Artists agree that this oil creates films of greater flexibility with less tendency to brittleness. You can thin this product with turpentine or white spirit.

Cranfield Accelerated Drying Oil Cranfield Accelerated Drying Oil

A linseed oil-based medium for speeding the drying time of oil paints. You can achieve effective results by using approximately 5% by paint volume.
Note that any oil paint which is encouraged to dry too quickly may be prone to wrinkling, so concentrations of accelerated drying oil above 5% are not advisable.

Cranfield White Spirit Thinner Cranfield White Spirit Thinner

A quality white spirit formulated for artists, this is ideal for thinning and for general cleaning of brushes, palettes and knives, etc. Our white spirit is a virgin product and contains no recycled impurities.

Cranfield Pure Gum Turpentine Thinner Cranfield Pure Gum Turpentine Thinner

A pure, non-recycled turpentine for reducing viscosity of oil colours and mediums. You can also use our turpentine for general cleaning of brushes, palettes, knives and other painting equipment.

Cranfield Non-Aromatic Thinner Cranfield Non-Aromatic Thinner

Our low odour hydrocarbon-based solvent. A great way to reduce contact with the more volatile components found in turpentine. You can use our Non Aromatic Thinners for general cleaning of brushes, palettes, knives and other painting equipment as well as thinning oil colours.
This is especially important in commercial and educational institutions, reducing exposure to potentially harmful substances associated with other solvents. It is biodegradable and pleasant to use.

Cranfield Picture Varnish Cranfield Picture Varnish

For use on oil or acrylic paintings, this versatile varnish creates a durable gloss finish. This aldehyde-based varnish can be removed with white spirit or turpentine, and may be used for retouching. RESIN: Aldehyde (Low Molecular Weight Hydrocarbon) SOLVENT: White Spirit

Cranfield Matt Picture Varnish Cranfield Matt Picture Varnish

An aldehyde-based varnish ideal for use on oil or acrylic paintings, this product creates a pleasing matt finish which can be removed with white spirit or turpentine. It is also used for retouching. RESIN: Aldehyde ( Low Molecular Weight Hydrocarbon) SOLVENT: White Spirit

Cranfield Damar Varnish Cranfield Damar Varnish

This varnish is based on gum Damar resin in turpentine, and will give your work a low gloss.
It dries to a hard film with lower bloom than mastic varnish.
For best results, build up several thin layers and allow sufficient drying time between each. Damar Varnish is removable with turpentine or white RESIN: Natural Gum Damar SOLVENT: Turpentine

Oil Primers & Size

Cranfield Thixotropic Alkyd Primer
Product name Product code
Cranfield Thixotropic Alkyd Primer
Additional Information

This is our multi-purpose primer for all types of oil painting, allowing paint to adhere consistently and offering an opaque gesso-like surface suitable for all types of painting supports.
Thixotropic means a fluid which is viscous but becomes freer-flowing when it is shaken or brushed on, and which returns to its viscous state over a predictable timescale when it comes to rest. These qualities are useful to artists in offering controllable application and reliable drying.
Oil primers are only suitable for use with oil paints. For acrylic painting, see our range of acrylic primers.

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Oil Primers & Size

Cranfield Rabbit Skin Glue Imitation Size
Product name Product code
Cranfield Rabbit Skin Glue Imitation Size
Additional Information

For use with oil paints, your canvas should be ‘sized’ to reduce the absorbency of the fibres and prolong their life by protecting them from the oils used. Size also needs to be flexible and adjust to different humidity levels.
Our Rabbit Skin Glue is ideal, available in natural or imitation grades. We offer it in granular form to make your size in the exact quantity required.
Oil primers are only suitable for use with oil paints. For acrylic painting, see our range of acrylic primers.

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Oil Primers & Size

Cranfield Rabbit Skin Glue Genuine Size
Product name Product code
Cranfield Rabbit Skin Glue Genuine Size
Additional Information

For use with oil paints, your canvas should be ‘sized’ to reduce the absorbency of the fibres and prolong their life by protecting them from the oils used. Size also needs to be flexible and adjust to different humidity levels.
Our Rabbit Skin Glue is ideal, available in natural or imitation grades. We offer it in granular form to make your size in the exact quantity required.
Oil primers are only suitable for use with oil paints. For acrylic painting, see our range of acrylic primers.

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Oil Mediums

Cranfield Spectragel Medium
Product name Product code
Cranfield Spectragel Medium
Additional Information

This is a thixotropic alkyd medium designed to mix with oil colours, retaining the body of the paint. Spectragel is a gloss medium and is quick drying. It is a clear medium based on a synthetic resin that improves the weather resistance of oil colours; ideal for glazing and extending colours while retaining gloss and structure of paint.

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Oil Mediums

Cranfield Matt Spectragel Medium
Product name Product code
Cranfield Matt Spectragel Medium
Additional Information

This thixotropic alkyd is a medium designed to mix with oil colours, retaining the body of the paint. Matt Spectragel is a quick drying, clear, weather-resistant medium based on synthetic resin. Ideal for extending colours, Matt Spectragel Medium will retain structure and dry to a matt finish.

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Oil Mediums

Cranfield Spectraflow Medium
Product name Product code
Cranfield Spectraflow Medium
Additional Information

This free flowing, slightly thixotropic medium is alkyd based and will not increase gloss when added to oil colours. It is quick drying.

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Oil Mediums

Cranfield Alkaflow Medium
Product name Product code
Cranfield Alkaflow Medium
Additional Information

A free flowing, alkyd based, gloss medium which may be used to thin oil paints.
Alkaflow helps to remove brush strokes and give a smooth gloss finish. It is quick drying.

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Oil Mediums

Cranfield Linseed Oil Paste Medium
Product name Product code
Cranfield Linseed Oil Paste Medium
Additional Information

An almost transparent painting medium based on refined linseed oil and alumina. It is similar in consistency to Studio Oil Colours in tubes. It does not promote quick drying and may be used to extend oil colours.
It can be used in large ratios where the desired effect is to increase yellowing and darkening of pale colours. It will not increase gloss.

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Oil Mediums

Cranfield Beeswax in White Spirit Medium
Product name Product code
Cranfield Beeswax in White Spirit Medium
Additional Information

A pereparation of pure beeswax in white spirit, this is used to achieve a soft sheen on your finished painting.
It will retard drying, allowing you to achieve a range of effects.

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Oils & Thinners

Cranfield Refined Linseed Oil
Product name Product code
Cranfield Refined Linseed Oil
Additional Information

This is a general-purpose linseed oil of the highest quality which you can use with all oil colours. It retards drying, and can be thinned with turpentine or white spirit.

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Oils & Thinners

Cranfield Linseed Stand Oil
Product name Product code
Cranfield Linseed Stand Oil
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Oils & Thinners

Cranfield Cold Pressed Linseed Oil
Product name Product code
Cranfield Cold Pressed Linseed Oil
Additional Information

This is an untreated oil for use with high-quality oil paints. Artists agree that this oil creates films of greater flexibility with less tendency to brittleness. You can thin this product with turpentine or white spirit.

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Oils & Thinners

Cranfield Accelerated Drying Oil
Product name Product code
Cranfield Accelerated Drying Oil
Additional Information

A linseed oil-based medium for speeding the drying time of oil paints. You can achieve effective results by using approximately 5% by paint volume.
Note that any oil paint which is encouraged to dry too quickly may be prone to wrinkling, so concentrations of accelerated drying oil above 5% are not advisable.

×

Oils & Thinners

Cranfield White Spirit Thinner
Product name Product code
Cranfield White Spirit Thinner
Additional Information

A quality white spirit formulated for artists, this is ideal for thinning and for general cleaning of brushes, palettes and knives, etc. Our white spirit is a virgin product and contains no recycled impurities.

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Oils & Thinners

Cranfield Pure Gum Turpentine Thinner
Product name Product code
Cranfield Pure Gum Turpentine Thinner
Additional Information

A pure, non-recycled turpentine for reducing viscosity of oil colours and mediums. You can also use our turpentine for general cleaning of brushes, palettes, knives and other painting equipment.

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Oils & Thinners

Cranfield Non-Aromatic Thinner
Product name Product code
Cranfield Non-Aromatic Thinner
Additional Information

Our low odour hydrocarbon-based solvent. A great way to reduce contact with the more volatile components found in turpentine. You can use our Non Aromatic Thinners for general cleaning of brushes, palettes, knives and other painting equipment as well as thinning oil colours.
This is especially important in commercial and educational institutions, reducing exposure to potentially harmful substances associated with other solvents. It is biodegradable and pleasant to use.

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Oil Varnishes

Cranfield Picture Varnish
Product name Product code
Cranfield Picture Varnish
Additional Information

For use on oil or acrylic paintings, this versatile varnish creates a durable gloss finish. This aldehyde-based varnish can be removed with white spirit or turpentine, and may be used for retouching. RESIN: Aldehyde (Low Molecular Weight Hydrocarbon) SOLVENT: White Spirit

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Oil Varnishes

Cranfield Matt Picture Varnish
Product name Product code
Cranfield Matt Picture Varnish
Additional Information

An aldehyde-based varnish ideal for use on oil or acrylic paintings, this product creates a pleasing matt finish which can be removed with white spirit or turpentine. It is also used for retouching. RESIN: Aldehyde ( Low Molecular Weight Hydrocarbon) SOLVENT: White Spirit

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Oil Varnishes

Cranfield Damar Varnish
Product name Product code
Cranfield Damar Varnish
Additional Information

This varnish is based on gum Damar resin in turpentine, and will give your work a low gloss.
It dries to a hard film with lower bloom than mastic varnish.
For best results, build up several thin layers and allow sufficient drying time between each. Damar Varnish is removable with turpentine or white RESIN: Natural Gum Damar SOLVENT: Turpentine

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