Michael Harding paints are made by hand, using techniques which date back to the days of the Old Masters. There is a very simple reason for this painstaking process. As an artist and painter, Michael Harding wanted to create colors that were true and vibrant, and paint which was beautiful and durable. The greater the pigment content of a paint the greater resistance it has to fading. Nearly all manufacturers use various fillers to extend the volume of the oil paint. It may increase profits but it compromises on quality. Michael Harding completely refused to do this. Why make something exceptional and then dilute it? Michael Harding Oils do not claim that their paints will turn you into a great painter, but they promise that their paints will have a profound effect on your work. Your colours will be stronger and richer, and you will find the texture of the paint incomparable. You will love working with them.