Creative Blog: Oil colours


Landscape painting is still very popular among oil painters. The luminous, intense colour effects of this painting by Werner Maier are an excellent example of an impressionistic oil painting. He works on a ground primed with acrylic colours on which he then works out the motif with oil colours. The artist shows us step by step how he works:


The grisaille painting has a very long painting tradition and has been practised already in medieval panel painting. “Grisaille” means a composition of a painting using only grey colour shades (tonal art work), while the motif appears only through different light and shadow areas. After a grisaille has been finished, it can be overpainted and...


In our blog we like to present a classical oil painting and a classical theme – Venice. The German artist Werner Maier from Munich shows us step by step how he arranges his view on Venice using the finest oil colours Norma® Professional.


Dirk Schmitt, German artist from Cologne and a representative of contemporary realism, tells us, which colours in the MUSSINI® range he appreciates most. For him, it was very difficult to choose between 108 unique and brilliant colours, based on recipes from old masters, as he uses a large spectrum of MUSSINI® in his oil paintings. Nevertheless, he...


Printing techniques in oil can now be realized with all Schmincke oil colours. Therefore you only have to change them into printable colours. This can easily be made with the Print-medium for relief and intaglio developed by Schmincke.