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Old 04-11-2012, 08:04 AM
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Re: Oil Paint Splurge -Advice on a Cad light red

Hi Vera,

Many thanks for your reply. I hadn't considered Dick Blick because of postage. (Sorry Plog should have looked better yesterday) But having been though the website more carefully, i do find that the Cad's are $10 less EACH via Dick Blick compared to the cheapest that i can get in Aus. I found the Cad's at $31 online here. versus $21 through Dick Blick.

Considering i was going to get 4 cads, that is $40 right there. Which is bound to cover postage.

You have me sold i think Vera, I shall have to wait for my paints and get them from Blick. Many thanks for making me consider it again.

Also, thanks for your comparison between AS and WN. It's good to know.

That being said i saw sooo many yummy paints on the Blick website. I had to slap hands away and try to stick to WN.

Have to have a (very) late dinner and then hopefully do some ordering.

Thanks for your time, much appreciated.

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Re: Oil Paint Splurge -Advice on a Cad light red

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend MH.

They were quite chunky and hard to work with when I first got them, but I stored them upside down for a week and now they're like melted butter. Really easy to work with. I love them.

The pigments are a complete pain in the ass too. If I'm not extremely careful cleaning up then I get Venetian Red and Scarlet Lake everywhere. It really annoys me at the end of every painting session, but it shows that they're packed full of the good stuff.

The MH Scarlet Lake is also a decent replacement for a Cadmium Red too if you throw a couple of other colours in there to get the hue right. It's obviously not as opaque, but for my purposes it's as close as I've got thus far.
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Re: Oil Paint Splurge -Advice on a Cad light red

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Ah i missed Rembrant oils and Van Gogh off the list of oil paints that i could access easily.

Thanks again :-)

Rembrandt actually offers a Vermilion, as I recall, and that used to be the only Vermilion that I owned. It's not a "true", Vermilion, by traditionalists' standards, because it's not made out of the "real stuff"--(Mercury something-or-other, as I recall). However, I found Grumbacher Cad Red Light to be at least as good as Vermilion, and actually a bit higher in chroma than Vermilion.

Grumbacher offers a Cad Red Light, a Cad Red Medium, and a Cad Red Deep. Winsor & Newton seems to only offer a Cad Red, and a Cad Red Deep. Grumbacher Cad Red Light can easily be used in place of Rembrandt's Vermilion.
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Re: Oil Paint Splurge -Advice on a Cad light red

Thanks,

I have ordered my paints, but can always add more if needed. Ill see how the ones i have go. Im so excited. Cant wait to try them..

Does everyone get excited when new paints arrive...??

Very exciting..
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Does everyone get excited when new paints arrive...?? Very exciting..
yes, we show them off to each other on the rag all the time!
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Re: Oil Paint Splurge -Advice on a Cad light red

I use the same palette always. It covers every form of painting I've ever come across and I paint every subject in whatever style is suitable.

All W&N Artist grade. I never vary colours or waste money buying different brands. When one tube runs low, it's easily replaced at any time, from almost any art shop.

Cad Yellow light
Cad Yellow
Allazarin Crimson
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Cobalt Blue
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Re: Oil Paint Splurge -Advice on a Cad light red

OIL PAINT PORN....


lol sorry, i'm so excited!!!

my new paints arrived today and boy are they awesome.

Can i show them off?? Don't care, i AM showing them off...



Have had a play with the cad yellow light doing a glaze on my still life and wow wow wow.

Anyway super super excited :-)

sorry just had to share.

I eventually got them from Dick Blick. The took 5 days to arrive (from America to Australia) so that was awesome.

Happy painting all!
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Re: Oil Paint Splurge -Advice on a Cad light red

Good for you. You will not regret it. Can't wait to see the beautiful works of art you extract from those tubes.
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Aww man. Must resist the urge to browse art supply websites.
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Re: Oil Paint Splurge -Advice on a Cad light red

pretty soon you will need a little more storage facility like this to hold all of your paint tubes, brushes, etc. (yes those drawers are all filled with paint tubes)
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pretty soon you will need a little more storage facility like this to hold all of your paint tubes, brushes, etc. (yes those drawers are all filled with paint tubes)
LOL, Do you have enough brushes? I love it. Nice set up. I guess with that much paint the amount of brushes are appropriate.
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Not mine,.....it's gunzorro's stash.
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Re: Oil Paint Splurge -Advice on a Cad light red

Woohoo! New paint day! Not much better than waking up to that brown package on the doorstep
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Re: Oil Paint Splurge -Advice on a Cad light red

I'm a bit late to this party, but here's my thought: cad reds and yellows are such thugs that I really don't worry much about either quality or cost ( just a tiny amount of my cheap Winsor is generally enough for an entire 12x16). One tube, at the rate I'm going though my cad red light, will no doubt last to the end of the decade.
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oh my goodness, Sid, your studio is awesome... lol, ok so it's messy but my god it's full of everything that makes my fingers itch!! Look at those Brushes... and all that...STUFF... wow. wow. wow

So very jealous. But yes brushes are next on the list. I want to paint at Abbey (Brisbane's Abbey Medieval Festival) so i need some brushes that will pass for period looking brushes. So i guess i will need to buy some strip them and recover them somehow... What a shame. I need to buy some more.

I'm already planning my next paint run as well..

ohhh and i need MDF board and Gesso and ... and ... and....

Oh and a new period looking easel. I'll start a new thread about that as i am clueless.

Anyway thanks for sharing my excitement guys!

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