Monday, December 07, 2015

Crossing with Bags

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Are you afraid of phthalo? Well listen to this. I recently took a tour of the Gamblin factory in Portland with some artist friends, and while I was there I learned some things. Among those, was that they have a whole line of "student grade" paint called 1980. The phthalo in this line has some marble dust as filler, which makes it cheaper. The tour guide suggested this might be a less "scary" alternative to the full strength phthalo. He then handed me a complimentary tube of it, and I've been using it ever since. I LOVE it!!! Before I would always use TINY, TINY amounts of pthalo to get what I wanted. Now I don't have to worry! It's awesome. I highly recommend it. And I'm really not just saying that because they gave me a free tube. : )

Meanwhile, this is another scene from San Francisco. I love these typical street scenes.


silentwitness said...

Super Coolio, both the message and the painting. GREAT Rhythms!

Teri said...

Hi Carol,
I was able to take the Gamblin tour with my sister this past summer too. I particularly loved seeing the huge buckets of paint and the giant mixers. Scott Gelatly was a great tour guide and he was so generous, I got some of their Torrit Grey after learning how it was made. You must have heard this (from Gamblin website):
"Every spring, Gamblin Artists Colors collects a wealth of pigments from our Torit® Air Filtration system. We filter the air around the areas where we handle dry pigments so that our workers are not exposed to pigment dust. Rather than sending any of our high quality, expensive pigments into the landfill, Gamblin paint makers recycle them into "Gamblin Torrit Grey".

I did not hear that good info about pthalo though. Such a good idea to use their 1980 brand pthalo! Thanks for sharing what you learned.
All the best and happy painting!

Anne Wood said...

An interesting blog about phthalo Carol. I use it all the time and love it. I like the jewel like quality of the hue. Many thanks for your paintings which plop into my inbox. Always a treat.

kind regards, Anne Wood.

tcapp said...

That's a good one. Lively, active, juicy. Again, you capture the gestures of the people's movement very well! ~Teri

Daily Art Blog said...

Just lovely. This reminds me of David FeBland's style. Are you familiar with his work?