Rive Gauche boasts a modern oil paint formula that dries twice as fast as traditional oils. A shortened drying time expands the artists possibilities. The colors have a high pigment concentration, good lightfastness, and a thick, uniform texture. Luminous and opaque, they dry to a satin finish.
This 8 color set includes a 40ml tube of titanium white, French ultramarine blue, Prussian blue, cadmium yellow medium hue, cadmium yellow lemon hue, cadmium red light hue, alizarin crimson and ivory black.
Rive Gauche paint comes from Sennelier, who began in Paris in 1887, opposite the Louvre and just a stone’s throw away from the École des Beaux-Arts, which is the world epicentre for arts and is located on the Left Bank (‘sur la Rive Gauche’). From the Latin Quarter to Montparnasse, this symbolic riverside area has proven to be one dominated by artists, intellectuals, musicians, professors and students. Being proud of its origins, the name ‘Rive Gauche’ consequently seemed a natural choice for Sennelier's latest evolution.