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Oil paint


Unique Australian Colours

Derivan Oil Colour combines strength of colour and smooth buttery consistency to provide cleaner, brighter mixtures with an infinite range of hues. Triple-milled pigments — dispersed in pure linseed oil— allows Derivan Oil Colour to be equivalent in colour stability and permanency to most artists. Professional grades of paint but is much more affordable.

Derivan oil colour tubes lying down with paint strokes in background



Derivan Oil Colour is formulated to be used by tertiary students and artists as a full-bodied artist oil colour. The consistency and viscosity of Derivan Oil Colours preserves the brush or palette knife marks or it can be thinned down for translucent glazing effects.

Colour Mixing

Derivan Oil Colour’s careful selection of pigments ensures clean colours and superior colour mixing without muddiness.

Pigments are chosen for purity and clarity. Derivan Oil Colour colours give lasting brilliance and luminosity to paintings.

The best pigments are used in the maximum working strength to impart the excellent colour quality.

Clean up 

Wash all utensils and brushes with Artists White Spirit or Turpentine. To clean up oil colour from skin, lightly rub Turpentine or thinners to the area and  finish by washing thoroughly with soap and water.

Health and Safety 

Derivan Oil Colour have no hazardous pigments like Cadmiums and Cobalts, and no heavy metals or lead. When working with oils, it is best to do so in a well ventilated area with open windows or running fans. Never dispose of oil mediums or thinners down the drain. Ensure all liquids used, like thinners or mediums, are tightly covered when stored. It is advisable to keep thinners, mediums and oil colours out of the reach of children.


ASTM International (formerly The American Society for Testing and Materials), or ASTM for short, is the authority which has set standards for testing the lightfastness of pigments (in other words, the ability for a pigment to resist fading) in America. This standard has been adopted almost universally around the world to rate the lightfastness of pigments from a scale of I to V. Paints with an ASTM rating of I have an excellent lightfastness and the pigments will remain unchanged for more than 100 years. An ASTM rating of II means a very good lightfastness and pigments will remain unchanged for about 100 years. Pigments rated ASTM III or IV are said to be fugitive and are not deemed to have the necessary lightfastness for artists’s use. Derivan Artist pigments are all rated either ASTM I or II.

Burnt Umber Derivan Oil Colour
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AUD $ 14.06 AUD $ 14.06 inc GST

Burnt Sienna Derivan Oil Colour
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AUD $ 14.06 AUD $ 14.06 inc GST

Australian Sap Green Derivan Oil Colour
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AUD $ 14.06 AUD $ 14.06 inc GST

Australian Leaf Green Derivan Oil Colour
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AUD $ 14.06 AUD $ 14.06 inc GST

Derivan Oil Colour
AUD $ 12.78 AUD $ 12.78 12.780000000000001 AUD Add to Cart

AUD $ 14.06 AUD $ 14.06 inc GST

Online orders from Derivan FAQ

About Us 

We are a second-generation family business and have been proudly making paint here at the Derivan Factory for over 50 years – located in Rhodes, Sydney Australia. We are never out of stock as we make it on site.

Where do we ship to?

Online ordering is only available in Australia at the moment for international orders please contact us @ [email protected]


What payment methods do you accept for online orders?


We accept Visa and MasterCard on our website.

Our sales staff can also process other payment types manually, contact us and we can do  your order over the phone.  


How can I track my internet order 

Our staff will be more than happy to provide you with a tracking number, call us on 02 97362022 or email us with your order number and we will send you your tracking number.


When will my order be dispatched?

For all orders received before noon, your order is dispatched the same day and next day after 12 pm. It is the utmost importance to get your order to you as swiftly as possible.


Is your product Australian Made?

All our paint is made here on-site at the Derivan Factory our customers are often surprised to hear that we manufacture our paint in Australia. Yes, it is proudly Australian  ma de, and you can be confident your online order is factory fresh with quality raw materials.