• New Blog Series on Color, Part 2: Yellow

    30 days ago - By Michael Chesley Johnson

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    Yellows from Gamblin Artists Colors
    As a plein air painter, I use yellow often-but very little of it "right out of the tube." Unless I'm painting brilliant, sunlit autumn foliage, intense yellows like Cadmium Yellow Deep need to be dulled down, usually with a complement or near-complement. (By the way, Gamblin's series of Portland Grays are wonderful for this.) But already-dulled yellows, such as Yellow Ochre and Naples Yellow, do work well "right out of the tube," as they make up a great deal of the dull color in the Southwest landscape I inhabit.
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