Image of colour chart with dominant colour of Cadmium Yellow

On Test: Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil Paints

My Name is Sean O’Grady and I’m a landscape painter and pet portrait artist. I stay in the beautiful county of Dorset.  I do the job solely in oil paint as I appreciate the richness of the colors and textures you can produce. I’m right here to share with you my views on the Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil Paint variety.

Image of two Ken Bromley Artist' Oil Paint tubes

I have been working with Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil Paints for a quantity of many years. I discover them fantastic quality, superb value for revenue with a excellent colour regularity and an intensive variety of colors. The full 37 color variety is available in 60ml tube sizes.  This implies you get a large amount of paint for your revenue in comparison to other brand names.

Importantly, the titanium white is also available in greater 225ml tubes, in addition a person which is a quick dry. This is very handy as we are likely to use a ton of white when performing with oil paint.

Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil Paints are made in the Uk in smaller batches applying the very best pigments producing them a actual artist top quality paint but at a portion of the price tag of other massive models.  The price tag will make them excellent for any one considering of hoping oils for the to start with time as you are not set off by the cost. Moreover, they are also excellent for any one who is presently performs in oils and might reward from applying a lot less costly paint without the need of sacrificing high quality.

Painting by Sean O'Grady
Sean O’Grady – Watersmeet, Lynton

They are thick in regularity when squeezed from the tube.  Enabling you to produce a total range of painting procedures from significant impasto, to stunning washes of color or glazes. Effortlessly thinned down with solvent or any portray medium they operate well on any painting area, from stretched canvas, painting panels and MDF boards.  

My color palette

Sean O'Grady's sketchbook

The wide vast majority of the selection are one pigment colors. They mix effectively collectively generating some stunning color combos as you can see from some of my colour charts beneath.  Over the a long time I have been applying Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil Paints, I have discovered no fading or deterioration of colour. My palette is composed of

  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Lemon Yellow
  • Cadmium crimson
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • French ultramarine
  • Cobalt blue
  • Cerulean blue
  • Violet
  • Cadmium orange
  • Viridian Eco-friendly
  • Burnt umber
  • Uncooked umber
  • Ivory Black
  • Titanium White

Great colour mixing abilities

I’m always experimenting with my colors to see what fantastic mixes of colours I can establish. In the following photographs clearly show a vary of colours established by mixing paints from the variety.

Red-Orange colour mix
Gorgeous oranges designed with Cadmium Yellow and Alizarin Crimson blend
Mixes of greens
A nice assortment of greens developed by mixing French Ultramarine with Cadmium Yellow

I have designed colour charts working with Richard Schmid’s process. This requires developing a pure colour chart with paints, directly from the tube, on the top rated row and then each and every row down receives lighter as far more white is extra. Then I have developed a individual chart for just about every of my colors (color dominant charts). I have taken the primary (dominant) colour e.g. Viridian and blended it with the other colors from my palette. So just about every column has the dominant color blended with one particular of the other colors from my palette. As before the rows downwards then get lighter as much more white is extra to the two mixed colours. This is a wonderful workout to do, particularly with your most frequently utilized colors, as it reminds you what colors can be obtained by cross mixes of colors.

Image of  colour chart made with Ken Bromley Artist' Oil French Ultramarine as the dominant colour.
Colour chart manufactured with Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil French Ultramarine as the dominant color.
Image of colour chart that has been made with Viridian as the dominant colour.
Here the colour chart has been designed with Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil Viridian as the dominant color.
Image of colour chart with dominant colour of Cadmium Yellow
At last, the dominant color applied in this chart was Cadmium Yellow from Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil vary.

In summary

Sean O'Grady - Summer Fields & River
Sean O’Grady Summer time Fields & River

I know from practical experience that the value of oil paints can be off putting for a ton of fellow artists.  This is why the large brand name producers give less expensive pupil ranges of oil paints.  Even so these college student ranges are not as great as experienced paints.  They don’t have the exact mixtures of pigment to oil and can have extenders and fillers additional.  So why waste your hard acquired cash on lesser high-quality paints when for a little bit additional you could be applying Artist quality oil paints.

Examine the cost of other brands and see the distinction for on your own.  I totally recommend utilizing Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil Paints I have not question that you will not be unhappy.

I hope to give additional data on my portray approach in a long term article. Satisfied portray.

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