Golden Artist Colors Launches Color Mixing Set Based on Classic Theory

April 25, 2012

The new Classic Theory Color Mixing Set, which is ideal for artists interested in exploring a more traditional range of colors, is drawn from colors that all played significant roles in the painting of the 19th century and earlier. This was a period when pigments derived from minerals, plants, and metals dominated, and just a few early synthetic colors were making their way onto the artist's palette.

The selection in this set will allow artists to easily mix a wide range of naturalistic colors found in landscape, still lives, and portraiture, and provides a balanced approach between opaque and transparent effects central to classical techniques. Underpaintings can be quickly blocked out using mixtures based on Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Red Light, and Prussian Blue Hue, while veils of depth and glowing luminosity can be achieved by using Indian Yellow Hue, Alizarin Crimson Hue, and Ultramarine Blue. Viridian Green Hue allows for a wider range of greens, as well as provides a useful compliment for shading many of the warmer reds and browns.

Also included in the set is the Classic Color Mixing Guide, with proportion suggestions to walk you though color exploration and the development of color mixtures. This valuable resource illustrates the wide range of mixtures that can be achieved using a limited palette of just eight colors.

Artists can expect to see this new set at retail locations Holiday 2012.

For questions about the new Classic Color Mixing set or any of the colors in the set, please contact Technical Support Services at techsupport@goldenpaints.com or by calling 800-959-6543 / 607-847-6154 Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST.

Golden Artist Colors Launches Color Mixing Set Based on Classic Theory