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Old 05-07-2012, 11:16 AM
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Gamblin Radiant Colors on your plein air palette

Interested in what you guys think about the Gamblin Radiant Colors?

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"mixtures of pure color and white, at Value 7 on the Munsell System"

Seems like it may be a nice way to have some values premixed on the palette and thus speed up your painting process when on site.

Has anyone used these? I'm about to experiment with them and thinking of just grabbing a primary set to go along with my regular palette.
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Re: Gamblin Radiant Colors on your plein air palette

I have Radiant Violet - I enjoy using it as a highlight both in flesh tones and in landscapes.
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Re: Gamblin Radiant Colors on your plein air palette

cool - are you just using them straight out the tube or mixing to get your highlights?
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Re: Gamblin Radiant Colors on your plein air palette

I've used it both ways. Out of the tube and mixed with white. It adds a lot of life to a painting.
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Re: Gamblin Radiant Colors on your plein air palette

Hi Chris,
I've used these colors in the past. It is nice to just squeeze out those colors, right out of the tube, they always seem brighter straight from the tube than anything that I can mix!
From what I remember, they are all fairly cool colors, I know the yellow is hansa, and the green and blue is pthalo. The green, for example, ends up being close to pthalo green mixed with white, sort of chalky but brilliant.
Oh, I remember seeing a swatch test with radiant white, where it went yellow...
For landscape painting, I sometimes load my palette with a bunch of convenience colors... I really like what mixtures of Modiglianin Ochre, Emerald green and Kings blue by Senellier do.
Painting is fun, I say get them all! It's refreshing to experiment with new formats and colors, even if it puts the wind into your sails for just one painting, it'd be worth it.
Be sure to let us know how you like them, if you get them!

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Re: Gamblin Radiant Colors on your plein air palette

cool thanks for the encouragement Kyle - I'm about to do alot of experimenting with paints, brands and nontoxic mediums and the Gamblins are on sale at the moment.

I've spent a good 2 years messing with different 3-5 color palettes and I'm wanting to add color and experiment and do whatever
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