Image of colour chart with dominant colour of Cadmium Yellow

My Identify is Sean O’Grady and I’m a landscape painter and pet portrait artist. I stay in the beautiful county of Dorset.  I function exclusively in oil paint as I get pleasure from the richness of the colors and textures you can produce. I’m here to share with you my views on the Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil Paint selection.

Image of two Ken Bromley Artist' Oil Paint tubes

I have been making use of Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil Paints for a variety of several years. I discover them wonderful high quality, great benefit for funds with a excellent color consistency and an considerable selection of colours. The comprehensive 37 colour vary is offered in 60ml tube sizes.  This usually means you get a ton of paint for your money in comparison to other brands.

Importantly, the titanium white is also offered in larger sized 225ml tubes, as well as one which is a brief dry. This is really useful as we tend to use a lot of white when performing with oil paint.

Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil Paints are produced in the Uk in tiny batches applying the finest pigments producing them a real artist top quality paint but at a portion of the price of other large manufacturers.  The rate helps make them suitable for anyone considering of trying oils for the to start with time as you’re not set off by the price tag. In addition, they are also best for any person who is at the moment operates in oils and may well gain from working with significantly less high priced paint with no sacrificing good quality.

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

They are thick in consistency when squeezed from the tube.  Enabling you to make a entire vary of painting approaches from hefty impasto, to attractive washes of color or glazes. Quickly thinned down with solvent or any painting medium they function nicely on any painting floor, from stretched canvas, painting panels and MDF boards.  

My color palette

Sean O'Grady's sketchbook

The broad vast majority of the vary are single pigment colours. They blend effectively with each other developing some stunning color combos as you can see from some of my colour charts down below.  Over the several years I have been working with Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil Paints, I have discovered no fading or deterioration of colour. My palette consists of

  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Lemon Yellow
  • Cadmium red
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • French ultramarine
  • Cobalt blue
  • Cerulean blue
  • Violet
  • Cadmium orange
  • Viridian Inexperienced
  • Burnt umber
  • Uncooked umber
  • Ivory Black
  • Titanium White

Excellent colour mixing abilities

I’m constantly experimenting with my colors to see what terrific mixes of colours I can establish. In the next pictures present a array of colours established by mixing paints from the variety.

Red-Orange colour mix
Wonderful oranges built with Cadmium Yellow and Alizarin Crimson blend
Mixes of greens
A great range of greens produced by mixing French Ultramarine with Cadmium Yellow

I have made color charts employing Richard Schmid’s technique. This involves building a pure colour chart with paints, directly from the tube, on the major row and then each row down will get lighter as more white is additional. Then I have designed a independent chart for every of my colors (color dominant charts). I have taken the main (dominant) color e.g. Viridian and blended it with the other colors from my palette. So every column incorporates the dominant colour mixed with one of the other colors from my palette. As right before the rows downwards then get lighter as extra white is extra to the two mixed colors. This is a great workout to do, specially with your most regularly made use of colours, as it reminds you what colours can be achieved by cross mixes of colours.

Image of  colour chart made with Ken Bromley Artist' Oil French Ultramarine as the dominant colour.
Colour chart created with Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil French Ultramarine as the dominant colour.
Image of colour chart that has been made with Viridian as the dominant colour.
In this article the color chart has been designed with Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil Viridian as the dominant colour.
Image of colour chart with dominant colour of Cadmium Yellow
Finally, the dominant color applied in this chart was Cadmium Yellow from Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil array.

In summary

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

I know from expertise that the cost of oil paints can be off placing for a good deal of fellow artists.  This is why the large model manufacturers offer more cost-effective university student ranges of oil paints.  On the other hand these university student ranges are not as fantastic as qualified paints.  They never have the very same mixtures of pigment to oil and can have extenders and fillers additional.  So why waste your difficult gained cash on lesser excellent paints when for a bit far more you could be making use of Artist excellent oil paints.

Examine the expense of other brands and see the big difference for yourself.  I totally advise employing Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil Paints I have not question that you will not be upset.

I hope to give additional facts on my portray technique in a upcoming report. Content portray.

See Sean O’Grady’s perform at isles or, You can retain up to day with Sean on his Fb page – Sean O’Grady fine art

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