Graduate Oil Colours are traditionally crafted with a soft buttery consistency and high pigment loading. The Graduate Oil Colour range has a well-balanced choice of opaque and transparent colours. This is ideal for oil painters who like to experiment with the layering techniques of transparent oil colours or to create bold and expressive opaque techniques with colours such as Coeruleum, Rose Madder, Phthalo Blue or Viridian Hue. Alternatively, high lustre metallics Silver, Gold, Rich Gold or Copper mix beautifully with transparent colours.
With over 150 years of expertise in oil colour manufacturing, Daler-Rowney traditionally crafts Graduate Oil in England. Every colour and every batch is carefully checked to exact quality standards ensuring that colours perform consistently and to the quality standards that artists have come to expect from Daler-Rowney’s colours.
Tradition meets technology in the manufacture of Daler-Rowney Oils and the best of both worlds ensure the glossy surface and pure lightfast colour demanded by artists worldwide.
In order to achieve the accuracy of colour and strength of tint that has become associated with Daler-Rowney, a precise formulation is used, combining oil content and high-quality pigment, ground as finely as possible to achieve complete dispersion. This releases the full intensity of the colour and creates a firm, smooth texture.
Daler-Rowney produces three major oil colour ranges – Artists’, Georgian and Graduate oils. All ranges are subject to rigorous testing