• New Blog Series on Color, Part 4: Red

    7 days ago - By Michael Chesley Johnson

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    Reds from Gamblin Artists Colors
    As a plein air painter, I tend to avoid bright reds-they usually have too much "punch" for the natural landscape. Instead, I tend toward the more earthy reds like Burnt Sienna and its cousins. Bright reds are rare in my world. When I'm painting in the area around my seaside studio in the Canadian Maritimes, I only find bright reds on lobster boats and lighthouses. More common are the pale pinks of the beach rose, which tend to be rather dull. (And for them, I prefer to use Quinacridone Magenta, which keeps some of its intensity when used as...
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