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    M. Graham Oil Colours

    Shop our collection of M. Graham oil colours.
    Inspired by the enduring masterpieces of the Renaissance, oil colours by M. Graham are crafted with traditional milling techniques in small batches to ensure the highest quality in every tube of paint. Though created centuries ago, artwork by lauded geniuses like Leonardo Da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, and Claude Monet, remains glorious in their original form even today, all thanks to the preserving qualities of the product’s main ingredient - pure walnut oil. Featuring a remarkable refractive index, walnut oil perfectly captures a high amount of pigment, allowing for an extensive range of hues deeply saturated with immense colour. With M. Graham oil colours, your works of art will become bolder, richer, and even more resistant to fading and yellowing.


    What are the uses and benefits of walnut oil?

    A natural alternative to harsh solvents and lower-quality oils, walnut oil can be used to make oil paints more fluid, as well as to clean paintbrushes and other artists’ tools. Walnut oil also oxidizes far less quickly than other oils, leaving your artwork free of the darkening that can come with oxidization. Walnut oil allows for less yellowing, fading, and greater freedom of application.

    How do I use oil colours?

    Oil colours are typically applied to canvases using paintbrushes, palette knives, and sometimes rags. Some artists choose to add varnishes, cold waxes, and resins to their oil colours to adjust the paint to their liking.

    Are your oil colours solvent-free?

    Yes, M. Graham oil colours are solvent-free. Made with premium pigments and walnut oil, these oil colours are less harmful to people and the environment.

    Where can I buy M. Graham oil colours in Canada?

    M. Graham oil colours can be purchased right here in Canada at Endeavours and ThinkPlay. Visit us in-store at 141 Brunswick Street in Fredericton, or shop online and enjoy free shipping on orders over $125.


    With the exceptionally high pigment loads in M. Graham artists’ oil colors, your work will naturally feel more alive and vibrant, imbued with rich, lustrous color for years to come.

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    M. Graham Oil Color

    We set out to make a paint Da Vinci would use. This is it.

    In the tradition of the masters, M. Graham artists’ oil color is made with pure walnut oil for its brilliance, clarity, texture, and resistance to fading and yellowing. Working in small batches, we craft oil colors true to the roots of Renaissance painting: delicately free-flowing, solvent-free, and with no fillers or additives.

    With the exceptionally high pigment loads in M. Graham artists’ oil colors, your work will naturally feel more alive and vibrant, imbued with rich, lustrous color for years to come.

    We chose to build our oil paint with this oil because its unique refractive index and non-yellowing nature produces color that is more naturally alive and brilliant. In addition walnut oil allows us to increase the amount of pigment in each color, resulting in extraordinary richness, color saturation, brilliance and tinting strength.

    Our commitment to the artist extends to their environment. At M. Graham, we have freed ourselves from solvents in our work environment. You can free your studio of dangerous solvents as well. Using walnut oil to clean brushes is a natural way to remove color without creating a solvent hazard.

    We spend hours milling our colors to coax the highest pigment loads into our paints. Compare us. We believe you will agree, M. Graham makes better color.

    At M. Graham, we’re all about color.

    Born from our love of the Renaissance masters, we’re dedicated to making long-lasting artists’ color that’s intensely, truly beautiful. We load our paint paste with the highest pigment loads possible and apply traditional milling techniques to achieve outstanding tinting strength and mass tone in all of our fine arts colors.

    Richer, More Vibrant Color

    Comparing M. Graham paints shows the difference—our colors are more brilliant, and more vibrant.

    For our side-by-side color comparisons, we mix a tablespoon of white with a half-teaspoon of color. We make what we call “draw downs,” and we always put our color on the left, and the competitor’s color on the right.

    What we find time and again is that no other paint offers the same level of pigment as ours. But don’t take our word for it. See the M. Graham color difference for yourself!

    Endeavours & ThinkPlay is Canada's Graham Oil Colour source.  We are Canadian company based in Fredericton, NB Canada offering low free shipping minimums and a brand selection of artist oils and artist materials.We've been serving artists in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and across Canada for over twenty-five years. Thanks for welcoming us into your studios.




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