Shiva's Premium Signature Oil Colors offer the richest color intensity, brilliance of hue and chemical purity available to the discerning artist. Manufactured since 1929, Richeson Artist Oil Colors, Shiva Oils have gained a reputation for being of the finest-quality with a friendly price tag.
Each pure Shiva pigment is ground to its own correct degree of fineness and then formulated individually under exacting laboratory controls. Guaranteed to be permanent, free from darkening, yellowing, fading and cracking. Shiva Signature Oil Colors are made with the finest grade of alkali-refined linseed oil available. This type of oil is well-noted for excellent color stability. "Straw" in color, it has a minimal effect on pigment colorization and will not darken with age. In certain colors, such as the whites, flesh colors, ice blue, and light brilliant yellow, we use safflower oil. With these sensitive pigments that yellow easily, this oil produces a much better non-yellowing color.