At Trekell we're passionate about carrying high-quality paints and mediums. We're proud to be an authorized Michael Harding retailer. Mr. Harding himself doesn’t claim his products will make someone a “great master,” but he does think they’ll have a “profound effect” on their work. Many art material manufacturers rely on diluting their products to make a bigger profit, but that’s not how Michael Harding operates.
Michael Harding oil paints and mediums are all handmade. Michael himself uses techniques dating back to the time of the Old Masters. In order to get a long-lasting paint, more pigment is needed, not filler. Harding says, “I refuse to use fillers. Why make something exceptional only to dilute it?” We couldn’t agree more.
Michael Harding mediums are carefully formulated using traditional recipes. We offer many different Michael Harding mediums including; Safflower Oil, Walnut Oil, Refined Poppy Oil, Refined Linseed Stand Oil, Refined Linseed Oil, Oil Paint Medium, Dammar Glaze Medium, Resin-Oil Wax Medium, Beeswax Paste, Oleo-Resin Medium, Balsam Resin Glaze Medium, and Refined Gum Turpentine. For more information on each of these mediums, check them out here.
Many artists rant and rave about the Michael Harding Non Absorbent Acrylic Primer. Michael specifically formulated his primer to be non-absorbent. You know what that means, no more dull artwork!
We can't forgot to talk about the Matt Varnish by Michael Harding. This varnish creates a long lasting protective coating with a matte finish. It's made from real bees wax, dissolved again in the finest Portuguese turpentine.
If you’re looking for high-quality paints and mediums that will extend the life of your artwork as well as use colors that are true, vibrant, and durable, Michael Harding products should be your go to!
Fun fact: if you spend $75 on oil products, we’ll send you a free Michael Harding oil paint sample (while supplies last).