Rooted in 1783 London and named after George Rowney the company’s founder, Georgian Oil Colours from Daler-Rowney enrich contemporary artistic expression through modern and brilliant colours, optimal pigment loads and a very satisfying feel under both brush and knife. Thomas and Richard Rowney began manufacturing artist’s colours in England more than 200 years ago and for decades Daler Rowney’s oil colours have been the UK’s best-selling oil colours. Around the world it has a reputation for excellence and more than half the output from the company’s colour factory in Bracknell, England, is sold internationally.
Traditionally crafted and triple-milled in England, Georgian Oil Colours provide colour consistency from wet to dry and even performance and finish across all colours. The precise measurements used for individual colours requires the perfect balance of oil content and high-quality pigment, finely ground to release the full intensity of the colour and to ensure complete dispersion. The high-quality line of colours is produced at a uniform and economical price. Daler-Rowney Georgian Oil Colours are ideal for use with a knife or a brush, allowing for a variety of effects to be achieved. Every batch is matched for colour and texture against exacting standards to ensure they will perform perfectly anywhere in the world, from Africa to Antarctica.
Due to their careful formulation, Georgian Oil Colours generally require very limited quantities of mediums so can be used freely straight from the tube allowing the artist to concentrate on spontaneous creativity. Most artists will feel they have found reliable paint, both for their studios and for Plein air painting. Daler-Rowney’s Georgian Oils are made in the same way as Rowney’s Artist Oils, to the same high standards. The main difference between them lies in the choice and strength of pigments.