Featured Product: Talens Gouache

We’re about to take a trip into the most misunderstood, perhaps mysterious and certainly one of the most versatile mediums in our range.  For centuries artists, designers, illustrators and educators have been using Gouache for a variety of purposes.  Because of its many unique properties and as a result of it being difficult to classify, […]

Featured Color Story: Ochre, An Ancient Pigment

Since ancient times ochre has been used all over the world for various purposes. Diverse shades of the colour can be seen in, for example, prehistoric cave paintings as old as 350,000 years. The pigment is exceedingly lightfast and, moreover, can be used for all types of paint. These days the natural ochres have mostly […]

Featured Color Story: Vermillion

FROM MERCURY AND SULPHUR TO HARMLESS PIGMENTS The history of the wonderful red-orange vermilion has some dark undertones. The colour was for a long time extracted from the highly poisonous mineral cinnabar, which has a high content of both mercury and sulphur. It was quickly learned how to make vermilion using these ingredients. It wasn’t […]

Carmine: Painting with Insect Blood

What do all of these products have in common? Rembrandt oil colours, colour numbers: 318 and 323 Rembrandt acrylic colours, colour number: 318 Rembrandt water colours, colour number: 318 Rembrandt soft pastels, colour number: 318 Van Gogh oil colours, colour number: 318 Van Gogh acrylic colours, colour numbers: 318 and 322 Van Gogh oil pastels, […]

Van Gogh Oil Colour: Loving Vincent

Van Gogh Oil Colour, a Royal Talens Brand, to be featured exclusively in Loving Vincent, the first fully hand-painted feature film, produced by BreakThru Films. We are honored to have been chosen to represent such an astonishing cinematic feat. Every single frame was painted by hand! Take a look at the gorgeous trailer below: Last, […]