The line includes rare, beautiful, and proprietary colors, such as Blue Ochre, Mineral Blue, American Umber, Genuine Verdigris, Ultramarine Green and Lemon Ochre. Their unique processing of pigments ground in double refined aged walnut oil offers many special benefits: higher absorption rate (large pigment load); clarity of color; non-yellowing; even drying (less likely to wrinkle or crack); and UV protection.
The refining of the oil also enhances the drying and the handling properties of the paint. The oil gives the paint a good flow while, at the same time, the paint stays put and holds the stroke. Walnut oil based paints are completely compatible with other oil paints and drying oils including linseed, poppy, safflower and others. Each pigment used has the highest permanency rating and is chosen for its natural beauty as well as its practical application. East Coast Colors adds a new and important dimension to the painter's palette.
"It is my philosophy that craft in painting is everything that you do before the brush ever touches the canvas. In my own studio practice, color has been my main obsession and the reason I began making my own colors. I wanted pigment rich paints and colors that were not commercially available in tubes. I'm excited to be sharing East Coast Colors with my fellow painters around the world."