Williamsburg Oil 

Williamsburg Oil

Williamsburg founder and painter Carl Plansky entered the paint business as the result of a happy accident. In 1985, Plansky obtained his first paint mill from fellow artist Milton Resnick in return for continuing to make paint for Resnick, a task that had become too arduous for the artist to continue.

Working from his new mill in the Williamsb...

Williamsburg founder and painter Carl Plansky entered the paint business as the result of a happy accident. In 1985, Plansky obtained his first paint mill from fellow artist Milton Resnick in return for continuing to make paint for Resnick, a task that had become too arduous for the artist to continue.

Working from his new mill in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, Plansky began making paint for Resnick, himself, and others. Experimenting with materials on a large scale, he eventually discovered how to make an oil paint that was richly pigmented and dense. Although he had no plans to sell his paint, within a year Plansky’s artist-friends had bartered and bought enough paint from him to turn Plansky into the master supplier of the Williamsburg art crowd. The “underground legend” that was Williamsburg Handmade Oil Paints was eventually made available to the public.

Today, Plansky’s paint-makers continue to source the best raw materials in the world, importing pigments from dozens of countries. Each is carefully ground to enhance the beauty and luminosity specific to each pigment, then ground into pure, premium, alkali-refined and pH-balanced linseed oil. Every color in the line possesses a unique consistency and texture — some are slightly gritty, and some are extremely smooth.

Every color is made in small batches no larger than five gallons at a time to ensure the highest level of control over the product. In addition, every ingredient is hand-measured, and every ounce of paint is scrutinized.

Carl Plansky died on October 10, 2009, at the age of 58. The artist-craftsmen of Williamsburg Artist Materials, trained by Plansky to make paint like artists, are dedicated to ensuring that his legacy continues. They invite you to experience Williamsburg Handmade Oil Paints.

Native Italian Earth Colors
Williamsburg is pleased to offer a line of traditional native Italian earths.  While we have always made our siennas with fine Italian pigments, these particular earths are scarce and used primarily by art conservators.  They are the same pigments used by the great Sienese and Florentine masters.  All are authentic and come from the regions of Italy made famous by these pigments.  Unfortunately, because these colors are difficult to get, we can offer them only in 40 ml. and 150 ml. tubes

Iridescent and Interference Colors

Williamsburg makes a line of iridescent colors that are both colorfast and permanent. We make these with ground mica so that even the metallic colors will not tarnish. There are some limitations inherent in the composition of these colors: in order to refract light and appear metallic or nacreous, the mica particles must be ground too small. They should be almost like tiny crystalline prisms sparkling with glints of light. Because of this, the paint has a semi-translucent quality - not the heavy covering power of aluminum radiator paint.

Imagine the colors that shoot out of a fire opal, except each color is isolated. For example interference violet goes on like an almost colorless glaze but violet "fire picks up and reflects the light. These interference colors work best in glazes - they lose their opalescent sheen when mixed too much with other colors.

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Williamsburg Oil: Alizarin Crimson 37ml

Alizarin Crimson 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 2 on stock

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PHP 1,200.00
Williamsburg Oil: Alizarin Orange 37ml

Alizarin Orange 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 2 on stock

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PHP 1,200.00
Williamsburg Oil: Alizarin Yellow 37ml

Alizarin Yellow 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 2 on stock

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PHP 1,200.00
Williamsburg Oil: Bohemian Green Earth 37ml

Bohemian Green Earth 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 2 on stock
Opaque PR101 PY42 PBk11 PW6
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PHP 681.00
Williamsburg Oil: Brilliant Yellow Extra Pale  37ml

Brilliant Yellow Extra Pale 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 7 on stock

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PHP 681.00
Williamsburg Oil: Brilliant Yellow Pale  37ml

Brilliant Yellow Pale 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 5 on stock
Opaque PW6 PW4 PY3 PY74
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PHP 681.00
Williamsburg Oil: Brown Ochre 37ml

Brown Ochre 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock
40ml Opaque PY42 PR101
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PHP 508.00
Williamsburg Oil: Brown Pink 37ml

Brown Pink 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock

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PHP 1,200.00
Williamsburg Oil: Brown Umber 37ml

Brown Umber 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 2 on stock

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PHP 508.00
Williamsburg Oil: Burnt Sienna 37ml

Burnt Sienna 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock
Semi-Opaque PR102
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PHP 508.00
Williamsburg Oil: Burnt Umber 37ml

Burnt Umber 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 0 on stock
Semi-Opaque PBr7
Out of Stock
PHP 508.00
Williamsburg Oil: Cadmium Green 37ml

Cadmium Green 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock

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PHP 1,958.00
Williamsburg Oil: Cadmium Green Light 37ml

Cadmium Green Light 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock

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Williamsburg Oil: Cadmium Lemon 37ml

Cadmium Lemon 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock

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Williamsburg Oil: Cadmium Orange 37ml

Cadmium Orange 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock

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Williamsburg Oil: Cadmium Purple 37ML

Cadmium Purple 37ML

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock

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Williamsburg Oil: Cadmium Red Deep 37ml

Cadmium Red Deep 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock

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Williamsburg Oil: Cadmium Red Light 37ml

Cadmium Red Light 37ml

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Williamsburg Oil: Cadmium Red Medium 37ml

Cadmium Red Medium 37ml

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Williamsburg Oil: Cadmium Red Purple 37ml

Cadmium Red Purple 37ml

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Williamsburg Oil: Cadmium Red Vermilion 37ml

Cadmium Red Vermilion 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock

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Williamsburg Oil: Cadmium Yellow Deep 37ml

Cadmium Yellow Deep 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock

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Williamsburg Oil: Cadmium Yellow Extra Deep 37ml

Cadmium Yellow Extra Deep 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 0 on stock

Out of Stock
PHP 1,958.00
Williamsburg Oil: Cadmium Yellow Light 37ml

Cadmium Yellow Light 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 0 on stock

Out of Stock
PHP 1,958.00
Williamsburg Oil: Cadmium Yellow Medium 37ml

Cadmium Yellow Medium 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 0 on stock

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PHP 1,958.00
Williamsburg Oil: Canton Rose 37ml

Canton Rose 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 0 on stock

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PHP 1,200.00
Williamsburg Oil: Carl's Crimson 37ml

Carl's Crimson 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 0 on stock

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PHP 1,790.00
Williamsburg Oil: Cerulean Blue (Genuine) 37ml

Cerulean Blue (Genuine) 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 0 on stock

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PHP 3,052.00
Williamsburg Oil: Cerulean Blue French 37ml

Cerulean Blue French 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 0 on stock

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Williamsburg Oil: Chromium Oxide (Green) 37ml

Chromium Oxide (Green) 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 4 on stock

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Williamsburg Oil: Cinnabar Green Light 37ml

Cinnabar Green Light 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock
Semi-Opaque PY35 PG18
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PHP 931.00
Williamsburg Oil: Cobalt Blue 37ml

Cobalt Blue 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 0 on stock

Out of Stock
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Williamsburg Oil: Cobalt Blue Deep 37ml

Cobalt Blue Deep 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 0 on stock

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Williamsburg Oil: Cobalt Green 37ML

Cobalt Green 37ML

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock

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Williamsburg Oil: Cobalt Teal 37ml

Cobalt Teal 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 1 on stock

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Williamsburg Oil: Cobalt Teal Bluish (Deep) 37ml

Cobalt Teal Bluish (Deep) 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 0 on stock

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Williamsburg Oil: Cobalt Turquoise Bluish 37ml

Cobalt Turquoise Bluish 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 0 on stock

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Williamsburg Oil: Cobalt Turquoise Greenish 37ml

Cobalt Turquoise Greenish 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 0 on stock

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Williamsburg Oil: Cobalt Violet Deep 37ml

Cobalt Violet Deep 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 0 on stock

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PHP 3,052.00
Williamsburg Oil: Cobalt Violet Light 37ml

Cobalt Violet Light 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 0 on stock

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PHP 3,052.00
Williamsburg Oil: Cobalt Yellow 37ml

Cobalt Yellow 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 0 on stock

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PHP 3,052.00
Williamsburg Oil: Cold Black 37ml

Cold Black 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock

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Williamsburg Oil: Courbet Green 37ml

Courbet Green 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock
Semi-Opaque PR102 PB27 PY65
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PHP 931.00
Williamsburg Oil: Cyprus Orange 37ml

Cyprus Orange 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock
Semi-Opaque PY42 PO73
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PHP 931.00
Williamsburg Oil: Davy's Grey Deep 37ml

Davy's Grey Deep 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock
Semi-Opaque PBk 19
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PHP 508.00
Williamsburg Oil: Dianthus Pink  37ml

Dianthus Pink 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 0 on stock

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PHP 1,200.00
Williamsburg Oil: Dutch Brown (Transparent) 37ml

Dutch Brown (Transparent) 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 0 on stock

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PHP 1,200.00
Williamsburg Oil: Earth Green 37ml

Earth Green 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock
Semi-Opaque PY42 PG7
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PHP 681.00
Williamsburg Oil: Egyptian Violet 37ml

Egyptian Violet 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 0 on stock

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PHP 1,790.00
Williamsburg Oil: Fanchon Red 37ml

Fanchon Red 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 0 on stock

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PHP 1,200.00
Williamsburg Oil: German Earth 37ml

German Earth 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock
Opaque PBk 11
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PHP 681.00
Williamsburg Oil: Graphite Grey 37ml

Graphite Grey 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock
Opaque PBk 10
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PHP 508.00
Williamsburg Oil: Green Gold 37ml

Green Gold 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 0 on stock

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PHP 2,232.00
Williamsburg Oil: Indanthrone Blue 37ml

Indanthrone Blue 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock

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PHP 2,232.00
Williamsburg Oil: Indian Yellow 37ml

Indian Yellow 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock

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PHP 931.00
Williamsburg Oil: Indigo 37ml

Indigo 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock
Semi-Opaque PBr7 PB27
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PHP 931.00
Williamsburg Oil: Interference Blue 37ml

Interference Blue 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock
Transparent
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PHP 1,200.00
Williamsburg Oil: Interference Green 37ml

Interference Green 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock
Transparent
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PHP 1,200.00
Williamsburg Oil: Interference Red 37ml

Interference Red 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock
Transparent
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PHP 1,200.00
Williamsburg Oil: Interference Violet 37ml

Interference Violet 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock
Transparent
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PHP 1,200.00
Williamsburg Oil: Iridescent Bronze 37ml

Iridescent Bronze 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock
Semi-Opaque
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PHP 931.00
Williamsburg Oil: Iridescent Copper 37ml

Iridescent Copper 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 2 on stock
Semi-Opaque
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PHP 931.00
Williamsburg Oil: Iridescent Pale Gold 37ml

Iridescent Pale Gold 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 0 on stock
Semi-Opaque
Out of Stock
PHP 931.00
Williamsburg Oil: Iridescent Pearl White 40ml

Iridescent Pearl White 40ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock
Semi-Opaque
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PHP 931.00
Williamsburg Oil: Iridescent Pewter 37ml

Iridescent Pewter 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock
Semi-Opaque
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PHP 931.00
Williamsburg Oil: Iridescent Silver 37ml

Iridescent Silver 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock
Semi-Opaque
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PHP 931.00
Williamsburg Oil: Italian Burnt Sienna 37ml

Italian Burnt Sienna 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock

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PHP 931.00
Williamsburg Oil: Italian Green Ochre  37ml

Italian Green Ochre 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock
Semi-Opaque PBr7
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PHP 931.00
Williamsburg Oil: Italian Lemon Ochre 37ml

Italian Lemon Ochre 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock

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PHP 931.00
Williamsburg Oil: Italian Orange Ochre v

Italian Orange Ochre v

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock
Semi-Opaque PBr7
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PHP 931.00
Williamsburg Oil: Italian Pink 37ml

Italian Pink 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock
Semi-Transparent PY42 PR101
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PHP 1,200.00
Williamsburg Oil: Italian Pompeii Red 37ml

Italian Pompeii Red 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock
Semi-Opaque PR102
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PHP 931.00
Williamsburg Oil: Italian Pozzuoli Earth 37ml

Italian Pozzuoli Earth 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock

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Williamsburg Oil: Italian Raw Umber 37ml

Italian Raw Umber 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock

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Williamsburg Oil: Italian Rosso Veneto 37ml

Italian Rosso Veneto 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock
Semi-Opaque PR102
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PHP 931.00
Williamsburg Oil: Italian Terra Rosa 37ml

Italian Terra Rosa 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock
Semi-Opaque PR102
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PHP 931.00
Williamsburg Oil: Italian Terra Verte 37ml

Italian Terra Verte 37ml

Golden Artist Colors 3 on stock
Transparent PG23
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PHP 931.00
Williamsburg Oil: Italian Yellow Ochre 37ml