Posted on September 22, 2021 by Alan Black

Three new colours have been added to the range of Michael Harding Oil Paints.  They are in stock now and available on the links below.


Pyrrole Red (Ref 230)

An addition of an affordable red to their product line that compliments their current reds and provides another level of depth in the family of Michael Harding oil paints and reds.  Pyrrole Red is an affordable, highly lightfast vivid red that is bold and bright yet with a cool, crisp undertone.

Michael Harding Pyrrole Red is a terrific inter-mixer for everything from Brilliant Pink to Permanent and Cadmium Oranges. Michael encourages artists everywhere to try it with his Yellows, Oxides and all other MH Colours. 


Indanthrone Blue (Ref 313)

This is a truly beautiful blue that was invented in 1901 as a synthetic dye and it has a great resistance to fading. Its popularity came about because of its strong resistance to fading and is popular in the automotive industry.  This shade of blue is inky and very interesting. 


Perylene Violet (314)

This is the first oil paint maker to manufacture this shade of Perylene Violet in an oil paint. This truly unique colour is often found in watercolour ranges but not in oils.

Perylene Violet is a smoky mauve violet with a very unusual caricature. When combined with rich yellows such as Indian Yellow, the colours produce amazing browns and deep gingery shades.

This is a subtle colour that may not leap off the palette and dazzle in the way a quinacridone does but is a marvellous addition to the Michael Harding oil paint range.

MH Perylene Violet has an atmospheric quality. Use it in mixes to create flesh tones for a beautiful fleshy base tone. It is also very useful when mixed with white to cool whites especially for painting fabrics. Perylene Violet also helps to keep chroma under control and can be used by mixing with transparent colours.

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Posted on June 30, 2021 by Alan Black

Wallace Seymour have added three new Lapis Lazuli shades of oil paint as well as two new shades of Manganese Blue.  Available now. Read more here...

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FluorX Fluorescent Acrylic Paints by Wallace Seymour

Posted on January 15, 2020 by Alan Black

A range of fluorescent acrylic colours have recently been added to the store.

‘FluorX’ Fluorescent Acrylic Colours are extra luminous ‘day-glo’ pigments, combined in a water-clear acrylic resin base. The paint paste is a soft gel, which can be modified by dilution with water or addition of acrylic painting medium to change sheen/surface/texture, etc.  Ten different shades are available.

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Vintage Watercolour Paint produced by Wallace Seymour

Posted on November 19, 2019 by Alan Black

Wallace Seymour created this range of watercolour paints in response to the changes in the paint manufacturing industry.  They felt that over the last 10-15 years, the quality and availability of traditional colours in watercolour have decreased.

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Wallace Seymour Acrylic Paints & Acrylic Mediums

Posted on May 14, 2019 by Art Req

Wallace Seymour Acrylic Paint

Wallace Seymour began manufacturing acrylic paint in 2010.  Their Acrylic Paint is made using a special acrylic resin that allows the maximum tinting strength of the pigment to be included in the binding system.  This ensures maximum colour concentration.

When dry the acrylic paint paste is flexible, elastic and hard-wearing. The paint dries to a satin-gloss finish when applied neat however dilution with water will create a slightly matter finish.

The paint film is fixed and permanent once dry. The drying curve of Wallace Seymour Artist’s Acrylic Extra Fine Paint is slightly longer than most standard acrylic colours. Typically, a thin film will dry in 30-40 minutes depending on the ambient conditions.

The paint can be diluted with water to create watercolour-like washes and dilution does not reduce the adhesion of the paint to the painting support/surface used.



Using Acrylic Paint with Mediums & Primers

Wallace Seymour Artist’s Acrylic Extra Fine can be applied to almost any dirt and grease free support/surface such as primed (and un-primed) canvas, boards/panels, paper, wall surfaces (check the priming prior to application.  Ideally wall structures should be primed with Wallace Seymour Acrylic Size/Primer/Gesso surface preparations for maximum performance.

The normal paint paste has a soft gel consistency. To increase its volume, add 20-40% of either Wallace Seymour Impasto Gel Gloss or Matt. To obtain a satin finish mix the Gloss and Matt Gels together.

Wallace Seymour Artist’s Acrylic Extra Fine Paint can be applied in thicknesses up to 3-5mm without shrinkage. Heavier ‘gel’ applications can be achieved by admixing the acrylic colour with Impasto Gel (typically 5-10mm). Thicker passages may shrink a little during drying.

To dilute the paint without loss of sheen, add 10-20% Wallace Seymour Acrylic Fluid Medium Gloss or Matt. For a Satin finish, mix Fluid Medium Gloss and Matt together in a 50:50 ratio.

The drying time of Wallace Seymour Artist’s Acrylic Extra Fine Paint can be extended by adding 20-40% Wallace Seymour Acrylic Retarder. This soft gel will help keep the paint film open for a longer period of time.


Acrylic Paint Screenprinting

For Screenprinting techniques, add 30-50% Wallace Seymour Screenprint Paste to Wallace Seymour Artist’s Acrylic Extra Fine Paint. The Screenprint Paste will stay ‘open’ for longer periods to facilitate pulling of prints using standard screenprinting frame/mesh. A similar mix can be used to create monoprints/blockprints.  Wallace Seymour Acrylic paint is available in larger sizes up to a 2.5 litre container. 

 Finished paintings can be varnished using Wallace Seymour Gloss or Matt Varnish (water-based). These varnishes can be readily diluted with water as required. To gain a Satin finish, mix Gloss and Matt together in a 50:50 ratio.



Storage and Use of Wallace Seymour Acrylic Paint

Avoid adding water to the colour and then storing, as added water may cause the paint paste to spoil. Avoid contamination with fingers, wet brushes/painting knives or other utensils.  Paint can be cleaned up using water.  Clean jars thoroughly before replacing lids.

New Michael Harding Oil Paint Colours just added

Posted on January 29, 2019 by Alan Black

The new Michael Harding oil paint colours are now in stock. Caribbean Turquoise, Indigo, Quinacridone Gold and Cobalt Teal. Available in 60ml & 225ml. Fast delivery.

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Pale Violet Michael Harding Oil Paint Now available at Art Req

Posted on February 06, 2017 by Alan Black

We have just added Pale Violet, the new Michael Harding Oil Paint colour to the store.  The paint is available now for immediate dispatch.  

Pale Violet, just like all the other paints in the range, is handmade using techniques dating back to the old masters. 

Be one of the first to try this new colour and take advantage of our great prices by clicking here or clicking on the link below.


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