With most of our art products currently made in China, it’s nice to find a family owned business that makes quality products.
German owned company, Schmincke have their own methods in producing their oil and watercolour paints.
The oil paints come in two grades, both of them artist quality. The difference is that the Mussini range contains natural oil resin, a product used by the old Italian Masters. These oils, too, are allowed to settle, so excess oil is taken off during a 4 month curing process. The other important factor is that only one pigment is used in both the Mussini and Norma ranges where possible, resulting in beautiful, bright pigmented colours.
This range of specialised colours makes a wonderful addition to a flower painting watercolour palette but be aware, they are very permanent and staining.