Image of colour chart with dominant colour of Cadmium Yellow

On Test: Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil Paints

My Title is Sean O’Grady and I’m a landscape painter and pet portrait artist. I live in the stunning county of Dorset.  I work completely in oil paint as I appreciate the richness of the colours and textures you can make. I’m here to share with you my thoughts on the Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil Paint vary.

Image of two Ken Bromley Artist' Oil Paint tubes

I have been applying Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil Paints for a quantity of many years. I uncover them terrific excellent, fantastic price for dollars with a fantastic color consistency and an extensive variety of colours. The complete 37 color selection is supplied in 60ml tube dimensions.  This suggests you get a good deal of paint for your funds in comparison to other brand names.

Importantly, the titanium white is also provided in larger 225ml tubes, as well as one which is a rapid dry. This is incredibly handy as we tend to use a large amount of white when working with oil paint.

Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil Paints are built in the United kingdom in compact batches employing the greatest pigments making them a true artist top quality paint but at a fraction of the price of other huge brands.  The selling price will make them great for everyone thinking of hoping oils for the very first time as you’re not set off by the charge. On top of that, they are also perfect for anybody who is at the moment operates in oils and may perhaps advantage from making use of a lot less highly-priced paint with out sacrificing quality.

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

They are thick in consistency when squeezed from the tube.  Enabling you to develop a full selection of portray methods from major impasto, to gorgeous washes of colour or glazes. Effortlessly thinned down with solvent or any portray medium they do the job effectively on any portray surface, from stretched canvas, portray panels and MDF boards.  

My colour palette

Sean O'Grady's sketchbook

The broad the greater part of the range are single pigment colors. They combine well collectively creating some lovely color combinations as you can see from some of my color charts beneath.  Over the a long time I have been making use of Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil Paints, I have discovered no fading or deterioration of color. My palette is composed of

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

Good colour mixing abilities

I’m often experimenting with my colors to see what good mixes of colours I can produce. In the next photos display a range of colours produced by mixing paints from the array.

Red-Orange colour mix
Attractive oranges produced with Cadmium Yellow and Alizarin Crimson mix
Mixes of greens
A nice selection of greens developed by mixing French Ultramarine with Cadmium Yellow

I have designed colour charts applying Richard Schmid’s strategy. This requires building a pure colour chart with paints, directly from the tube, on the prime row and then each row down will get lighter as more white is included. Then I have established a different chart for every of my colors (colour dominant charts). I have taken the main (dominant) colour e.g. Viridian and combined it with the other colors from my palette. So every column has the dominant colour blended with one of the other colors from my palette. As ahead of the rows downwards then get lighter as far more white is included to the two combined colours. This is a terrific exercise to do, in particular with your most commonly used colours, as it reminds you what colors can be accomplished by cross mixes of colors.

Image of  colour chart made with Ken Bromley Artist' Oil French Ultramarine as the dominant colour.
Colour chart built 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 manufactured with Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil Viridian as the dominant colour.
Image of colour chart with dominant colour of Cadmium Yellow
Lastly, the dominant colour employed in this chart was Cadmium Yellow from Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil array.

In summary

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

I know from working experience that the value of oil paints can be off placing for a large amount of fellow artists.  This is why the massive manufacturer companies provide much less expensive pupil ranges of oil paints.  Having said that these college student ranges are not as fantastic as expert paints.  They don’t have the very same mixtures of pigment to oil and can have extenders and fillers extra.  So why squander your tough acquired revenue on lesser high-quality paints when for a bit much more you could be working with Artist high-quality oil paints.

Look at the price of other brands and see the big difference for yourself.  I comprehensively suggest applying Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil Paints I have not question that you will not be upset.

I hope to give a lot more info on my painting strategy in a upcoming report. Happy painting.

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