1. David
    June 23, 2011 @ 3:04 pm

    Thanks for this series. Very interesting.

    I tend to use genuine vermillion instead of cadmium red. Cad red loses chroma rapidly when mixed with white, while Vermillion retains a bit more punch in mixtures.


  2. 4Rider
    June 24, 2011 @ 7:58 pm

    have you ever researched Matisse Derivan of Australia? I have been using them for quite a bit and they offer amazing colors including few Cadmium Reds. I do actually prefer them over everything else I have been using.



  3. Jeff Hayes
    June 25, 2011 @ 4:11 am

    Hey Thanks David. Exactly – Vermillion does have some really nice qualities. It actually is on my palette, as one of my less-frequently used pigments that I'll cover towards the end of this series. For me, I find that pyrolle has most of the strengths of the cad red, but fewer of the weaknesses – and it yields a beautiful pink.


  4. Jeff Hayes
    June 25, 2011 @ 4:16 am

    Veny: that company appears to only manufacture acrylics, and I paint in oils.


  5. FRANK
    June 27, 2011 @ 9:44 pm

    Your color discussion is very interesting, especially when you use colors I know only vaguely. But cadmium red light is one of my favorites. It can be quite tricky tho, as you mention if mixed with white. I,ve wondered if I like it because I live where the light is so harsh and bright. I shall have to try pyrolle. Thanks!


  6. risioja
    July 9, 2011 @ 7:57 am

    I really like your post you done great jobs. Thanks for valuable information.


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