Williamsburg Neutral Gray Set
The Williamsburg Neutral Grays set allows artists to create full-value grisaille paintings with the addition of black and white. Color can then be applied to the grisaille, either full strength or as desaturated color after mixing them with these grays. Williamsburg Oils each have an assigned value that can either be maintained when that color is mixed with the corresponding value of neutral gray or shifted to a lighter or darker value.
Neutral Grays allow artists to adjust the value and chroma of any color without altering its hue. Neutral Grays in this set range from N2 (darkest) to N8 (lightest). Together they produce balanced value 'steps' for mixing with other colors. Colors in the new Williamsburg Neutral Gray set can be blended with all Williamsburg Artist Oil Colors to achieve differences in color values. Take quick look at the creation and use of neutral gray colors within the Williamsburg Artist Oil Colors palette with Greg from our product support team. This video also reviews value within the Munsell color system and its utility in neutralizing colors while preserving their value, as well as the Grisaille practice of underpainting in grayscale (or black and white) then applying color glazes.
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