Someone has posted to YouTube a short (four minute) segment from the Discovery Channel about how commercial oil paints are formulated and manufactured.
I don’t know how old this video is — it looks like it’s from a while back — still interesting, though.
It should be noted that this is about a large art materials manufacturer, in this case Winsor & Newton, and the process would be different for the small independent paint makers, who do many phases of the process by hand instead of on an automated assembly line (see my post on Vasari Classic Artist’s Oil Colors).
[Via Delaware Art Museum @delartmuseum]
Link: How It's Made — Oil Paints, YouTube