Schmincke MUSSINI® – finest artists’ resin-oil-colours

MUSSINI® artists’ oil colours are based on a Florentine recipe, passed on to the German company Schmincke in 1881, in which excess oil is replaced by natural resins.  The result is a balanced range of 108 colours with improved brilliance and lustre especially suited to working in glazes.

MUSSINI® are unique artists’ colours produced by means of a particularly sophisticated manufacturing process to meet the very highest requirements.  They contain only the best traditional artists’ pigments as well as several outstanding newly developed artists’ pigments; each in the highest possible concentrations and in pure form.  These outstanding formulations result in artists’ colours of the utmost brilliance and purity, which also mix more readily than premixed colour tones based on a limited selection of pigments.

Lightfastness is indicated by a number of stars:

***** extremely lightfast

****  good lightfastness

***   lightfast

**    limited lightfastness

*     less lightfast

Zinc white 35ml
Zinc white 35ml
Pure white, semi-opaque in relation to titanium white. Ideal for lightening multicoloured shades. *****
Zinc white 35ml£11.09
Zinc white 150ml
Zinc white 150ml
Pure white, semi-opaque in relation to titanium white. Ideal for lightening multicoloured shades. *****
Zinc white 150ml£30.84
Titanium opaque white 35ml
Titanium opaque white 35ml
Pure, brilliant white. Possesses the highest opacity and tinting power of all white colours. *****
Titanium opaque white 35ml£8.64
Titanium opaque white 150ml
Titanium opaque white 150ml
Pure, brilliant white. Possesses the highest opacity and tinting power of all white colours. *****
Titanium opaque white 150ml£23.11
Translucent white 35ml
Translucent white 35ml
Titanium white with ultrafine primary grain, providing a semi-transparent effect. Forms fine white haze effects which display a milky blue shimmer in glancing light. An ideal colour to create atmospheric perspectives. *****
Translucent white 35ml£31.01
Flesh tint 35ml
Flesh tint 35ml
Warm, reddish flesh tone. Ideal base for mixing other flesh tones. Semi-opaque. *****
Flesh tint 35ml£11.09
Brownish grey 1 35ml
Brownish grey 1 35ml
Opaque grey with delicate red tinge, without black pigments. ****
Brownish grey 1 35ml£11.09
Brownish grey 2 35ml
Brownish grey 2 35ml
Opaque grey with delicate red tinge, without black pigments. ****
Brownish grey 2 35ml£11.09
Bluish grey 1 35ml
Bluish grey 1 35ml
Light stone grey, a “neutral” grey for the beholder. Opaque. *****
Bluish grey 1 35ml£11.09
Bluish grey 2 35ml
Bluish grey 2 35ml
Opaque bluish grey, similar to slate grey. *****
Bluish grey 2 35ml£11.09
Shade grey 35ml
Shade grey 35ml
Greenish, semi-transparent grey. Specially developed to produce the Italian masters’ famous “sfumato” – a fine grey mist which was applied to portraits, for example, in order to lend them a softer look. *****
Shade grey 35ml£11.09
Dove grey 35ml
Dove grey 35ml
Pleasant, warm dark grey with a “hint” of violet. Opaque. *****
Dove grey 35ml£11.09
Schmincke Payne's grey 35ml
Schmincke Payne's grey 35ml
Traditional Schmincke grey colour. Very similar to a dark neutral grey. Semi-transparent. ****
Schmincke Payne's grey 35ml£14.10
Lamp black 35ml
Lamp black 35ml
Particularly fine gas black with maximum depth of colour. This provides for high intensity and tinting power. Opaque. *****
Lamp black 35ml£8.64
Ivory black 35ml
Ivory black 35ml
Traditional deep black, opaque and lightfast. Formerly obtained from charred ivory pieces, now produced via the dry distillation of degreased bones. *****
Ivory black 35ml£8.64
Mineral black 35ml
Mineral black 35ml
“Cool”, inorganic black with a gentle tinge of charcoal. Produces a blue-tinged grey when mixed with white. Opaque. *****
Mineral black 35ml£8.64
Atrament black 35ml
Atrament black 35ml
Modern organic black pigment; Very deep in full tone, close to a Russian green in glazes. Produces green-tinged grey tones when mixed with white; Atrament was the name for a very cold black in Roman times; Semi-transparent ****
Atrament black 35ml£11.09
Translucent yellow oxide 35ml
Translucent yellow oxide 35ml
Inorganic yellow which produces a very fine glaze effect; the tone is roughly similar to a brilliant yellow ochre or a very yellow Sienna. *****
Translucent yellow oxide 35ml£14.10
Naples yellow deep 35ml
Naples yellow deep 35ml
Warm, opaque, almost ochre-coloured yellow. Previously produced from toxic lead pigment, now an imitation with inorganic, highly lightfast pigments. *****
Naples yellow deep 35ml£18.77
Naples yellow light 35ml
Naples yellow light 35ml
The lighter and yellower variant of dark Naples yellow. Opaque. *****
Naples yellow light 35ml£18.77
Brilliant yellow 35ml
Brilliant yellow 35ml
Traditional colour produced from inorganic pigments; Very light, almost beige yellow. Semi-opaque. *****
Brilliant yellow 35ml£8.64
Medieval yellow 35ml
Medieval yellow 35ml
Pale, greenish, opaque yellow which imitates the original with inorganic pigments. Medieval yellow was the brightest yellow used by the Medieval painters. *****
Medieval yellow 35ml£14.10
Yellowish green Ural 35ml
Yellowish green Ural 35ml
Light, delicate greenish yellow which can hardly be obtained by mixing, made with inorganic pigments. Opaque. *****
Yellowish green Ural 35ml£18.77
Lemon yellow 35ml
Lemon yellow 35ml
The classic brilliant, green-tinged yellow in oil colouring. Mixes well with translucent cyan; produces clear, semi-transparent green shades. ****
Lemon yellow 35ml£14.10
Vanadium yellow light 35ml
Vanadium yellow light 35ml
Contains a modern, opaque pigment with high tinting power. Produces a brilliant slightly green-tinted yellow; A cadmium-free alternative to cadmium yellow. Mixes well with translucent cyan, produces clear, brilliant, opaque green shades. *****
Vanadium yellow light 35ml£37.01
Cadmium yellow 1 light 35ml
Cadmium yellow 1 light 35ml
Brilliant opaque yellow with high tinting power. *****
Cadmium yellow 1 light 35ml£31.01
Cadmium yellow tone 35ml
Cadmium yellow tone 35ml
Imitation of cadmium yellow with inorganic pigment; High tinting power, semi-opaque, cadmium-free; *****
Cadmium yellow tone 35ml£18.77
Vanadium yellow deep 35ml
Vanadium yellow deep 35ml
Contains a modern, opaque pigment with high tinting power; Produces a reddish, slightly dull yellow. A chrome-free alternative to medium chrome yellow. *****
Vanadium yellow deep 35ml£31.01
Cadmium yellow 2 middle 35ml
Cadmium yellow 2 middle 35ml
Rich, red-tinted yellow with good opacity and tinting power. *****
Cadmium yellow 2 middle 35ml£31.01
Translucent yellow 35ml
Translucent yellow 35ml
Lemon yellow when applied in a thin layer to produce a fine glaze. Dark, almost ochre-coloured yellow when applied as an opaque layer. *****
Translucent yellow 35ml£14.10
Indian yellow 35ml
Indian yellow 35ml
Schmincke MUSSINI Indian yellow is an imitation of the classic translucent orange-yellow colour. Semi-translucent. *****
Indian yellow 35ml£14.10
Cadmium yellow 3 deep 35ml
Cadmium yellow 3 deep 35ml
Brilliant yellow-orange with high opacity and tinting power. *****
Cadmium yellow 3 deep 35ml£31.01
Cadmium orange 35ml
Cadmium orange 35ml
Brilliant orange with high opacity and tinting power. *****
Cadmium orange 35ml£37.01
Chrome orange tone 35ml
Chrome orange tone 35ml
Imitation of the toxic chrome orange with a non-toxic, modern, opaque organic pigment with high tinting power. A very deep, brilliantly fiery orange. *****
Chrome orange tone 35ml£18.77
Translucent orange 35ml
Translucent orange 35ml
Finely translucent dark orange shade with pronounced red tinge. Ideal for mixing to produce very light red shades. ****
Translucent orange 35ml£14.10
Brilliant scarlet 35ml
Brilliant scarlet 35ml
A brilliant red with a very pronounced yellow tinge. Semi-translucent. *****
Brilliant scarlet 35ml£18.77
Cadmium red light 35ml
Cadmium red light 35ml
Pure opaque red with high tinting power. Similar to vermilion red. *****
Cadmium red light 35ml£37.01
Vermilion red tone 35ml
Vermilion red tone 35ml
Brilliant, opaque red, bluer than scarlet, yellower than carmine. *****
Vermilion red tone 35ml£14.10
Cadmium red middle 35ml
Cadmium red middle 35ml
Rich opaque red with high tinting power. Darker and bluer than light cadmium red. *****
Cadmium red middle 35ml£40.25
Cadmium red tone 35ml
Cadmium red tone 35ml
Imitation of cadmium red middle with organic pigments; High tinting power, opaque, cadmium-free. *****
Cadmium red tone 35ml£37.01
Cadmium red deep 35ml
Cadmium red deep 35ml
Very deep red with a blue tinge. High opacity and tinting power. *****
Cadmium red deep 35ml£37.74
Madder root tone 35ml
Madder root tone 35ml
Finely translucent dark, brownish red. Comparable with very red mahogany. *****
Madder root tone 35ml£14.10
Florentine red 35ml
Florentine red 35ml
A translucent, cold, dark red with a slight brown tint. Florentine red is based on the old Florentine colour which was obtained from Brazil wood and was similar in colour. *****
Florentine red 35ml£14.10
Translucent red oxide 35ml
Translucent red oxide 35ml
Warm, finely translucent reddish brown, commonly used today to imitate burnt Sienna. *****
Translucent red oxide 35ml£14.10
Madder lake brilliant 35ml
Madder lake brilliant 35ml
Translucent, very bright deep red. ****
Madder lake brilliant 35ml£18.77
Alizarin madder lake 35ml
Alizarin madder lake 35ml
Cold, rich dark red, produces good glaze effects. Translucent. ***
Alizarin madder lake 35ml£18.77
Madder lake dark 35ml
Madder lake dark 35ml
Brilliant dark red with a blue tinge. Lighter than alizarin madder lake, produces a good glaze effect. Translucent. *****
Madder lake dark 35ml£18.77
Carmine 35ml
Carmine 35ml
A standard tone designation, derived directly from the Latin name for the cocchineal louse. Brilliant red with blue tinge, semi-translucent. ****
Carmine 35ml£18.77
Translucent magenta 35ml
Translucent magenta 35ml
Corresponds to the basic colour magenta in subtractive colour mixture, produces a very good glaze effect. Produces brilliant, translucent violet shades when mixed with translucent cyan. ****
Translucent magenta 35ml£18.77
Caesar purple 35ml
Caesar purple 35ml
Finely translucent colour, bluer than magenta. In ancient times, purple was obtained by means of a complicated process from the gland of a snail, and was much sought-after as a particularly valuable dye for artists’ colours. *****
Caesar purple 35ml£14.10
Cobalt violet 35ml
Cobalt violet 35ml
Very pure violet with a reddish tinge. Semi-opaque. *****
Cobalt violet 35ml£53.95
Translucent violet 35ml
Translucent violet 35ml
Very finely translucent, brilliant bluish violet with particularly high tinting power. *****
Translucent violet 35ml£14.10
Byzantine blue 35ml
Byzantine blue 35ml
Dark black blue which retains its blue character. Often appears in Byzantine frescos. In former times it was obtained primarily from azurite and a small fraction of coal. Composition of modern, light-fast pigments. Opaque. *****
Byzantine blue 35ml£14.10
Indigo tone 35ml
Indigo tone 35ml
Imitation of indigo with very high tinting power and improved light-fastness. Also comparable to midnight blue on account of its depth of colour. Semi-opaque. *****
Indigo tone 35ml£8.64
Indigo 35ml
Indigo 35ml
Deep blue with very high tinting power. This colour used to be obtained from the indigo plant or woad; today, indigo is produced by synthetic means. Opaque. ****
Indigo 35ml£11.09
Delft blue 35ml
Delft blue 35ml
Finely translucent dark blue shade with a red tinge. *****
Delft blue 35ml£14.10
Ultramarine blue deep 35ml
Ultramarine blue deep 35ml
Finely translucent, very pure blue with a red tinge. In the Middle Ages, ultramarine was obtained from the semi-precious stone lapis lazuli. Produced by synthetic means since the beginning of the 19th century. ****
Ultramarine blue deep 35ml£11.09
Ultramarine blue light 35ml
Ultramarine blue light 35ml
Lighter than dark ultramarine and with a slightly less pronounced red tinge. Translucent. ****
Ultramarine blue light 35ml£11.09
Cobalt blue deep 35ml
Cobalt blue deep 35ml
Semi-opaque blue with a subtle red tinge. Genuine cobalt blue was discovered in the 18th century, and was first used in colouring at the beginning of the 19th century. The colour of a radiant blue sky. *****
Cobalt blue deep 35ml£37.01
Cobalt blue light 35ml
Cobalt blue light 35ml
Semi-opaque, clear blue with a slight red tinge. *****
Cobalt blue light 35ml£31.01
Cobalt blue tone 35ml
Cobalt blue tone 35ml
Imitation of deep cobalt blue with ultramarine. Opaque, with high tinting power, slightly greener and duller. ****
Cobalt blue tone 35ml£8.64
Translucent Oriental blue 35ml
Translucent Oriental blue 35ml
Finely translucent, brilliant deep blue, the phthalocyanine pigment with the most pronounced red tint. These pigments were discovered in the 1920s and are now one of the most important and most stable organic pigments. *****
Translucent Oriental blue 35ml£14.10
Prussian / Paris blue 35ml
Prussian / Paris blue 35ml
Traditional colour. Black blue with very high tinting power. Its real shade is only revealed in glazes. Has a tendency towards bronzing on account of its high pigmentation. Semi-translucent. ****
Prussian / Paris blue 35ml£8.64
Royal blue light 35ml
Royal blue light 35ml
The classical royal blue was introduced under King Louis XIV of France, based on a cobalt pigment. The king’s blue was light, corresponding roughly to a green- tinged sky blue, similar to our royal blue light. Opaque. ****
Royal blue light 35ml£11.09
Royal blue deep 35ml
Royal blue deep 35ml
Deep royal blue is a brilliant medium blue produced with ultramarine. Opaque. ***
Royal blue deep 35ml£18.77
Cobalt-cerulean blue 35ml
Cobalt-cerulean blue 35ml
Semi-opaque cobalt blue shade with a greenish tendency. ****
Cobalt-cerulean blue 35ml£53.95
Translucent cyan 35ml
Translucent cyan 35ml
Corresponds to the basic colour cyan in the subtractive colour mixture; very good glaze effect. Produces brilliant, translucent violet shades when mixed with magenta and brilliant, semi-translucent green shades when mixed with lemon yellow. *****
Translucent cyan 35ml£14.10
Manganese cerulean blue 35ml
Manganese cerulean blue 35ml
Brilliant, semi-translucent blue with a turquoise tinge. An imitation of toxic manganese blue using the non-toxic organic phthalocyanine pigments. ****
Manganese cerulean blue 35ml£31.01
Translucent turquoise 35ml
Translucent turquoise 35ml
Very finely translucent, brilliant turquoise blue; the phthalocyanine pigment with the most pronounced green tinge. *****
Translucent turquoise 35ml£14.10
Cobalt turquoise 35ml
Cobalt turquoise 35ml
Opaque, highly light-fast turquoise with high tinting power and extreme brilliance of colour. *****
Cobalt turquoise 35ml£40.25
Chrome green tone deep 35ml
Chrome green tone deep 35ml
Opaque, deep and pure bluish green with very high tinting power. Formerly produced from chrome yellow and Berlin blue, now imitated with non-toxic pigments. *****
Chrome green tone deep 35ml£14.10
Turmaline green 35ml
Turmaline green 35ml
Dark, rich bluish green, similar to the semi-precious stone tourmaline, whose shades range from yellowish green and olive green to bluish green. Opaque. *****
Turmaline green 35ml£31.01
Chromium oxide green brilliant 35ml
Chromium oxide green brilliant 35ml
Fiery, semi-translucent green with a blue tinge, also commonly referred to as emerald green. *****
Chromium oxide green brilliant 35ml£18.77
Helio green deep 35ml
Helio green deep 35ml
Finely translucent, brilliant, blue-tinged, rich green which cannot be produced by mixing. *****
Helio green deep 35ml£14.10
Helio green light 35ml
Helio green light 35ml
Lighter variation with a more pronounced yellow tinge than dark helio translucent green. *****
Helio green light 35ml£14.10
Oriental green 35ml
Oriental green 35ml
Opaque pure medium green with high tinting power. *****
Oriental green 35ml£37.01
Chromium oxide green deep 35ml
Chromium oxide green deep 35ml
Dull, olive-tinged, highly stable green, with high tinting power and opacity. Opaque. *****
Chromium oxide green deep 35ml£14.10
Viridian 35ml
Viridian 35ml
Semi-translucent, gentle, yellow-tinged green, very similar to the “original” Schweinfurt green. *****
Viridian 35ml£14.10
Cobalt green opaque 35ml
Cobalt green opaque 35ml
Brilliant light green with high opacity, produced from two “pure” pigments. *****
Cobalt green opaque 35ml£40.25
Verona green earth 35ml
Verona green earth 35ml
Imitation of the prime Terra Verde earths from Baldo near Verona, which are no longer available. Ideal for producing the “Verdaccio” effect, the green priming coat applied to the main areas in portrait colouring. Semi-translucent. *****
Verona green earth 35ml£8.64
Sap green 35ml
Sap green 35ml
Dark green with good glaze effect. Similar to Dutch yellow, which was obtained from the unripe berries of the milkwort. Translucent. *****
Sap green 35ml£11.09
Chrome green tone light 35ml
Chrome green tone light 35ml
Opaque, light and pure green with very high tinting power; lighter and markedly yellower variant of dark chrome green. *****
Chrome green tone light 35ml£14.10
Yellowish green 35ml
Yellowish green 35ml
Light yellowish green with high opacity. ****
Yellowish green 35ml£11.09
Translucent golden green 35ml
Translucent golden green 35ml
Golden-toned in glazes, like a light, yellowish sap green in full tone. Translucent. *****
Translucent golden green 35ml£14.10
Natural Bohemian green earth 35ml
Natural Bohemian green earth 35ml
Natural earth with a highly pronounced brown tinge, low tinting power. Results from the weathering of magnesium-iron-silicates. Semi-translucent. *****
Natural Bohemian green earth 35ml£8.64
Attish light ochre 35ml
Attish light ochre 35ml
Imitation of the ochre which was much sought-after in ancient times, using modern ferrous oxides. Semi-opaque to semi-translucent. Fiery golden yellow in glazes. *****
Attish light ochre 35ml£8.64
Raw Sienna 35ml
Raw Sienna 35ml
Semi-translucent to semi-opaque ochre yellow pigmented with a natural earth from Germany. *****
Raw Sienna 35ml£8.64
Yellow Sienna 35ml
Yellow Sienna 35ml
Imitation of the particularly brilliant Sienna earths, which are virtually unobtainable today, with selected ferrous oxides. Semi-translucent. *****
Yellow Sienna 35ml£11.09
Deep ochre 35ml
Deep ochre 35ml
Dark, warm, red-tinged ochre pigmented with a natural earth from Germany. Opaque. *****
Deep ochre 35ml£8.64
Translucent orange oxide 35ml
Translucent orange oxide 35ml
Warm, finely translucent brownish orange. *****
Translucent orange oxide 35ml£14.10
Natural burnt Sienna 35ml
Natural burnt Sienna 35ml
Dark reddish brown, semi-translucent to semi-opaque, pigmented with a burnt natural earth. *****
Natural burnt Sienna 35ml£8.64
English red 35ml
English red 35ml
Generic name for light iron oxide reds, brownish red with high opacity and tinting power. *****
English red 35ml£8.64
Pozzuoli earth 35ml
Pozzuoli earth 35ml
Imitation of the famous natural earths from Italy, which are barely obtainable today. Its name relates to the place where it was formerly found at the foot of Vesuvius. Slightly lighter and yellower than Pompeiian red, with high opacity and tinting power. *****
Pozzuoli earth 35ml£8.64
Pompeiian red 35ml
Pompeiian red 35ml
This warm, brownish red was found on the mural colourings in Pompeii. It is darker than Terra Pozzuoli. Opaque. *****
Pompeiian red 35ml£8.64
Caput mortuum 35ml
Caput mortuum 35ml
Violet-tinged dark reddish brown with high opacity and tinting power. Its name is derived from the field of alchemy and means “death’s head”, as this colour was obtained from iron salts which were baked down to their “dying” embers. *****
Caput mortuum 35ml£8.64
Mineral brown 35ml
Mineral brown 35ml
Opaque, pure dark brown with high opacity and tinting power, lighter and purer than a burnt umber. *****
Mineral brown 35ml£14.10
Brown pink 35ml
Brown pink 35ml
Stil de grain was formerly obtained from the dyestuff contained in the semi-ripe berries of the milkwort – a warm translucent tone. *****
Brown pink 35ml£14.10
Translucent brown oxide 35ml
Translucent brown oxide 35ml
Dark, finely translucent reddish brown with high tinting power, more fiery than Vandyke brown. *****
Translucent brown oxide 35ml£8.64
Raw umber light 35ml
Raw umber light 35ml
Pigmented with a natural earth. Very fiery and yellow-tinged when used for glazing. *****
Raw umber light 35ml£8.64
Natural raw umber 35ml
Natural raw umber 35ml
Mixture of natural earths and organic pigments. Semi-translucent, dark, olive-tinged brown. *****
Natural raw umber 35ml£8.64
Natural burnt umber 35ml
Natural burnt umber 35ml
Pigmented with a natural earth. When burned, the umbers lose water of crystallisation and their grain size increases. This results in increased opacity and a shift in the shade towards a deep reddish brown with high tinting power. Opaque. *****
Natural burnt umber 35ml£8.64
Vandyke brown 35ml
Vandyke brown 35ml
Imitation of the colour which was formerly obtained from fine-washed brown coal, using highly stable pigments. The original colour was similarly unstable to asphalt. A translucent, deep blackish brown. *****
Vandyke brown 35ml£8.64
Asphaltum black translucent 35ml
Asphaltum black translucent 35ml
Highly stable pigments are used to imitate the asphalt colour which was widespread in the 19th century, a translucent, deep brown of low stability which was able to show through the colour layers. *****
Asphaltum black translucent 35ml£8.64
White Gold 35ml
White Gold 35ml
Highly opaque, warm silver shade, genuine aluminium. *****
White Gold 35ml£31.01
Renaissance Gold 35ml
Renaissance Gold 35ml
Highly opaque yellow warm gold shade, genuine bronze pigment. *****
Renaissance Gold 35ml£31.01
Antique Gold 35ml
Antique Gold 35ml
Highly opaque greenish gold shade, genuine bronze pigments. *****
Antique Gold 35ml£31.01
Yellow Gold 35ml
Yellow Gold 35ml
Highly opaque deep yellow gold shade, genuine bronze pigments. *****
Yellow Gold 35ml£31.01
Gold Bronze 35ml
Gold Bronze 35ml
Highly opaque brownish gold shade, genuine bronze pigments. *****
Gold Bronze 35ml£31.01
Rose Gold 35ml
Rose Gold 35ml
Highly opaque slightly reddish gold shade, genuine bronze pigments. *****
Rose Gold 35ml£31.01
Copper 35ml
Copper 35ml
Highly opaque, very red copper. *****
Copper 35ml£31.01
MUSSINI Medium 1 60ml
MUSSINI Medium 1 60ml
Lean painting and thinning medium for oil colours. Suitable for applying glazes over thin and water-based grounds. Poppy oil/mineral spirit/natural & synthetic resin.
MUSSINI Medium 1 60ml£8.42
MUSSINI Medium 2 60ml
MUSSINI Medium 2 60ml
Slow drying medium, allowing extended working period. Suitable for wet-in-wet and blending techniques. Dries to a smooth elastic film. Mineral spirit/ketone resin.
MUSSINI Medium 2 60ml£8.42
MUSSINI Medium 3 60ml
MUSSINI Medium 3 60ml
Highly siccative painting medium. Dries on the palette within 40 minutes ; Use sparingly to prevent gloss. Mineral spirit/siccative.
MUSSINI Medium 3 60ml£8.42
Megilp 35ml
Megilp 35ml
Gel medium increases buttery character of oil colours and decreases drying time. Useful for impasto techniques and knife application. Add to oils in maximum ration of 1:4. Contains alkyd resin.
Megilp 35ml£6.73