On Test: Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil Paints

On Test: Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil Paints

My Identify is Sean O’Grady and I’m a landscape painter and pet portrait artist. I reside in the beautiful county of Dorset.  I function completely in oil paint as I enjoy the richness of the colours and textures you can build. I’m here to share with you my feelings on the Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil Paint variety.

Image of two Ken Bromley Artist' Oil Paint tubes

I have been making use of Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil Paints for a quantity of years. I come across them excellent top quality, outstanding worth for revenue with a excellent color consistency and an in depth assortment of colours. The total 37 colour assortment is offered in 60ml tube dimensions.  This implies you get a large amount of paint for your revenue in comparison to other models.

Importantly, the titanium white is also provided in greater 225ml tubes, additionally one which is a fast dry. This is incredibly handy as we tend to use a great deal of white when functioning with oil paint.

Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil Paints are designed in the United kingdom in modest batches applying the greatest pigments creating them a genuine artist excellent paint but at a fraction of the price tag of other huge manufacturers.  The price makes them suitable for any person wondering of attempting oils for the initially time as you are not place off by the value. In addition, they are also ideal for any person who is at the moment works in oils and might advantage from utilizing much less costly paint without the need of sacrificing high-quality.

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

They are thick in regularity when squeezed from the tube.  Enabling you to produce a entire array of portray techniques from weighty impasto, to stunning washes of colour or glazes. Effortlessly thinned down with solvent or any painting medium they do the job perfectly on any portray floor, from stretched canvas, painting panels and MDF boards.  

My color palette

Sean O'Grady's sketchbook

The vast the vast majority of the assortment are single pigment colors. They blend well jointly manufacturing some gorgeous colour combos as you can see from some of my colour charts beneath.  Over the a long time I have been employing Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil Paints, I have discovered no fading or deterioration of colour. My palette is composed of

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

Excellent color mixing capabilities

I’m constantly experimenting with my colors to see what great mixes of colors I can build. In the subsequent illustrations or photos exhibit a assortment of colors produced by mixing paints from the vary.

Red-Orange colour mix
Stunning oranges manufactured with Cadmium Yellow and Alizarin Crimson blend
Mixes of greens
A pleasant variety of greens produced by mixing French Ultramarine with Cadmium Yellow

I have designed color charts employing Richard Schmid’s approach. This requires producing a pure color chart with paints, straight from the tube, on the prime row and then every row down receives lighter as more white is extra. Then I have designed a separate chart for every of my colors (color dominant charts). I have taken the main (dominant) colour e.g. Viridian and blended it with the other colors from my palette. So each individual column consists of the dominant color blended with one of the other colours from my palette. As prior to the rows downwards then get lighter as extra white is added to the two combined colours. This is a fantastic training to do, primarily with your most routinely utilized colours, as it reminds you what colours can be attained by cross mixes of colours.

Image of  colour chart made with Ken Bromley Artist' Oil French Ultramarine as the dominant colour.
Colour chart designed 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.
Here the colour chart has been designed with Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil Viridian as the dominant color.
On Test: Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil Paints
Ultimately, the dominant color made use of in this chart was Cadmium Yellow from Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil variety.

In summary

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

I know from working experience that the cost of oil paints can be off putting for a whole lot of fellow artists.  This is why the large brand producers give less costly university student ranges of oil paints.  Having said that these college student ranges aren’t as fantastic as qualified paints.  They really don’t have the identical mixtures of pigment to oil and can have extenders and fillers added.  So why waste your tricky acquired cash on lesser high quality paints when for a bit extra you could be utilizing Artist quality oil paints.

Assess the expense of other makes and see the difference for on your own.  I comprehensively recommend using Ken Bromley Artist’ Oil Paints I have not doubt that you will not be upset.

I hope to give a lot more info on my portray system in a long run article. Joyful portray.

See Sean O’Grady’s work at www.seanogrady.co.british isles or www.petsportraitsstudio.co.british isles, You can hold up to date with Sean on his Fb page – Sean O’Grady good art