Kevin Macpherson paints using a limited palette made up of the three primary colors included in this set: Cadmium Red Light Cadmium Yellow Light and Ultramarine Blue. Painters can become quite skillful at color mixing by using such a limited palette. The set also contains Alizarin Crimson and Phthalo Green to facilitate the painting of brighter violets and greens. In addition the set contains the three Portland Greys made by Gamblin. These neutral greys are excellent for adjusting values in the color mixing process and they help greatly in getting the intensity of color correct. Titanium White is included for its wonderful texture high opacity and quick drying properties. The last color in the set is Chromatic Black. This unique black paint contains no actual black pigment- it is made from a mixture of Phthalo Emerald and Quinacridone Red. This black works to grey mixtures of paint without making the mixture look dirty. Also included are Galkyd Light and Gamsol in two ounce bottles. The Titanium White tube is 150ml; all other oil paint tubes in the set are 37ml.