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Every colour in the extra-fine oil range features a firm, non-greasy and uniform consistency. We mix the finest pigments with superior quality linseed and safflower oils. Our extra-fine oils guarantee colour durability.
A WORLD OF COLOUR
Every one of our products is the result of a close collaboration between artists and chemists, an alchemy of passion, quality and stability. Our goal has always been to meet the exacting needs of professional artists. This is why we push the limits of our oil paints every day.
Trusted by artists across the globe, Lefranc Bourgeois oil is coveted thanks to its unparalleled quality. Denser, thicker and more consistent, our new palette of 120 extra-fine oil paints is balanced and refined. The range includes eight Cadmium-free colours, a global innovation introduced by Lefranc Bourgeois in 2017. These colours offer a sustainable, environmentally friendly alternative to cadmium paint, while delivering the strength and power that artists love about these tones.
ADDITIVES TO CREATE TEXTURE
Master the viscosity of your paint, drying times, transparency and rendering with our comprehensive range of oil additives. We’ve been innovating well beyond colour for 300 years, to provide you with additives that give texture to your work.
By adding density to the paste, the Impasto medium makes it possible to create texture effects without compromising on the control of your strokes. This glazing technique is based on layering and the use of colour. It’s achieved through the use of additives like our painting and Flemish mediums. By increasing the shine of the oil, these mediums help you achieve very fine glazes. They do this by increasing the depth, the shine and the transparency of the paint, giving you more creative accuracy.
Every oil in our extra-fine range meets strict production standards. Our exacting methods of production ensure incredible light resistance, grind fineness while ensuring that tone, dry extract, pH, viscosity, glossiness and adhesion are all carefully monitored and consistent in each tube. Each colour is methodically tested to ensure that we maintain our unmatched standards of excellence.
"The quality is far superior to other paints, the titanium white is amazing. It can be mixed with the zinc white for more brilliance and used to create cooler tones. The paste is completely saturated with pigment. It’s a real joy to use!"
– Yoann Merienne
Olivier Masmonteil is a French painter. He graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux. Artist and globetrotter, he has made several trips around the world in search of new scenes to perfect his craft. For the first decade of his career, Olivier dedicated himself to the genre of landscape. He has since thrown himself into other genres.
Jennyfer Grassi lives and works in Paris. She began painting at the age of 11 with a Lefranc Bourgeois oil colour set, gifted to her by her father. She later went on to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. On show during her many exhibitions, Jennyfer works on subjects with an exuberant and, at times, threatening nature, emphasised with bright, luminous colours.
Yoann Merienne was born in the late 1980s in the French region of Haute-Savoie. He now lives and works in Lyon. He holds a degree in Industrial Design and has painted from a young age, dedicating himself to capturing light and shadow. This mastery of light gives his work an extraordinary relief effect. A keen user of our oil paints, he adds depth and creates volume in his work using small touches of white, black and blue.