W&N GRIFFIN ALKYD FAST DRYING OIL COLOUR 37ML - (S1) DAVY'S GRAY 217
Faster drying time than traditional oil colour
- Following the popularity of acrylic colours, which dry in 10-20 minutes, oil painters began requesting a product which dried faster than traditional oils.
- Alkyds are made from a naturally derived vegetable oil that is polymerized. The result is a resin-like product that, when mixed with a solvent, is very similar to traditional linseed oil.
- The colours remain workable for 4 to 8 hours and are touch dry in 18 to 24. Consistent drying times across the range removes the usual restrictions that come with conventional oils, making it easier to overpaint, regardless of the colour upon the surface.
Davy's Gray is a soft grey colour traditionally including powdered slate pigments. It was developed by Winsor & Newton for the 19th c English artist Henry Davy, a pupil of famous water-colourist J S Cotman.
Colour Number: 217
Vehicle Oil: Alkyd resin
Permanence Description: Extremely Permanent
Opacity Description: Transparent
Pigment Codes: PBk19 • PBk7 • PY42