Winsor Yellow is a warm yellow pigment. It is part of the Yellow Hansa group of modern pigments first developed by the German Hoechst company in the early 1900s. It is a semi-transparent color. Traditional oils, wonderful as they are, take a very long time to dry. That’s why we created our Griffin Alkyds – they dry much more quickly and this means impasto and glazing techniques can be done in a single session. We’ve created 48 tones and these have a slightly greater level of transparency for increased depth and clarity when glazing. Our Griffins are a bit more fluid in consistency than traditional oils and they dry with a somewhat more reflective surface, too.