April 20, 2024


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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 dwell in the gorgeous county of Dorset.  I work exclusively in oil paint as I get pleasure from the richness of the colors and textures you can generate. I’m right here to share with you my views on the Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil Paint array.

Image of two Ken Bromley Artist' Oil Paint tubes

I have been applying Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil Paints for a range of a long time. I discover them wonderful quality, exceptional benefit for money with a superior colour regularity and an considerable range of colors. The whole 37 colour vary is supplied in 60ml tube measurements.  This suggests you get a large amount of paint for your dollars in comparison to other makes.

Importantly, the titanium white is also presented in larger 225ml tubes, furthermore a person which is a fast dry. This is really useful as we are likely to use a good deal of white when functioning with oil paint.

Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil Paints are built in the Uk in modest batches using the very best pigments earning them a real artist quality paint but at a fraction of the price tag of other huge manufacturers.  The rate helps make them ideal for any person wondering of seeking oils for the initially time as you’re not set off by the price. Moreover, they are also suitable for everyone who is presently works in oils and may possibly benefit from utilizing considerably less high-priced paint without the need of sacrificing high quality.

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

They are thick in consistency when squeezed from the tube.  Enabling you to create a entire range of portray tactics from large impasto, to lovely washes of colour or glazes. Simply thinned down with solvent or any painting medium they perform properly on any portray floor, from stretched canvas, portray panels and MDF boards.  

My colour palette

Sean O'Grady's sketchbook

The broad the vast majority of the variety are solitary pigment colours. They combine perfectly with each other producing some lovely colour mixtures as you can see from some of my color charts down below.  Over the years I’ve been making use of Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil Paints, I have observed no fading or deterioration of color. My palette consists of

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

Good color mixing capabilities

I’m often experimenting with my colours to see what excellent mixes of colors I can create. In the adhering to images exhibit a array of colours made by mixing paints from the assortment.

Red-Orange colour mix
Lovely oranges made with Cadmium Yellow and Alizarin Crimson mix
Mixes of greens
A wonderful selection of greens manufactured by mixing French Ultramarine with Cadmium Yellow

I have developed color charts utilizing Richard Schmid’s system. This entails making a pure colour chart with paints, straight from the tube, on the top row and then each and every row down will get lighter as a lot more white is added. Then I have created a different chart for each and every of my colors (color dominant charts). I have taken the primary (dominant) colour e.g. Viridian and mixed it with the other colors from my palette. So every column includes the dominant color mixed with just one of the other colours from my palette. As just before the rows downwards then get lighter as extra white is included to the two combined colours. This is a wonderful workout to do, specifically with your most frequently employed colors, as it reminds you what colors can be reached by cross mixes of colours.

Image of  colour chart made with Ken Bromley Artist' Oil French Ultramarine as the dominant colour.
Color chart created 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.
Right here the colour chart has been created with Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil Viridian as the dominant color.
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 selection.

In summary

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

I know from encounter that the cost of oil paints can be off putting for a great deal of fellow artists.  This is why the major model suppliers give more affordable university student ranges of oil paints.  Nevertheless these college student ranges are not as fantastic as qualified paints.  They really don’t have the very same mixtures of pigment to oil and can have extenders and fillers added.  So why squander your difficult earned funds on lesser excellent paints when for a bit extra you could be utilizing Artist high-quality oil paints.

Look at the value of other brands and see the difference for your self.  I comprehensively suggest utilizing Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil Paints I have not question that you will not be dissatisfied.

I hope to give additional details on my portray technique in a upcoming report. Pleased painting.

See Sean O’Grady’s operate at www.seanogrady.co.uk or www.petsportraitsstudio.co.british isles, You can continue to keep up to day with Sean on his Fb web page – Sean O’Grady fantastic art