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    Question asked 2018-04-16 19:33:46 ... Most recent comment 2018-04-21 19:20:53
    Oil Paint Acrylic Watercolor Pigments

    ​Hi, I was wondering if any of the Moderators have had a chance to try this relatively new colour and if so, what they thought of its usefulness on the artists palette (current exhorbitant cost aside)?

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    ​Hmmm sorry no....perhaps a couple of us have so I will put some feelers out just to be sure. You probably already know about this link here but we will also ask our rep from Gamblin to weigh in. I suspect that it probably will not create a hue that is completely "new" but its handling and/or aging properties might be very desirable. So stay tuned....

    Kristin deGhetaldi
    2018-04-20 21:32:58
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    ​Hi -

    We got samples of the pigment a long while ago, when it was first reported. You can see examples of drawdowns comparing it to a couple of Cobalt Blues as well as Ultramaribe Blue in our article in our Just Paint newsletter:

    And the price so far is still anticipated to be around $500 a lb, so the paint itself will be extrodinarily expensive, although final pricing has not been released and hopefully there might be some adjustment downward. Anyway, we do understand there is always an inetrest in anything new and so plan to make it available on a custom basis once it is released for sale in artist materials. Currently it is still under review by the regualtory bodies and not available except for industrial applications.

    In the end its color space can probably be approximated with a blend of other less expensive pigments, so it might not offer enough attraction to warrant the expense.

    Hope that helps!

    Sarah Sands, Senior Technical Specialist, Golden Artist Colors
    2018-04-21 19:20:53

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