The Optimal Plein-Air Palette


The Optimal Plein-Air Palette

Product no.: 2004
Regular price 160.60 €
149.00
The price is a retail price in EUR plus delivery if required. According to small business regulation (§ 6 Abs. 1 Z 27 UStG), there is no VAT required.
Delivery weight: 2 kg
100 g = 23.28 €


100 g = 23.28 €

THE OPTIMAL PLEIN-AIR PALETTE
Created in partnership with the Virtual Art Academy® with focus on plein-air painting.
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“Warm, cool, saturated, desaturated … you name it, you can mix it with this palette.”     — Barry John Raybould, artist

 

The Optimal Palette will help you:

  • Save money: While other manufacturers may force you to purchase special colors to achieve a specific hue (Dioxazine Purple, Sap Green, etc.), The Optimal Palette gives you the widest possible range of colors using the fewest tubes of paint. 
    This palette features high pigmented single pigment colors that enable you to achieve virtually any color required for plein-air painting, simply and quickly.
  • Save space: If you travel or work en plein air, you’ll appreciate the weight and space savings this palette offers.
  • Flexibility and control:These single-pigment tubes provide the ultimate flexibility and control over your hues.

 

ARTIST TESTED AND APPROVED

Most manufacturers’ paints contain two or more pigments, making color mixing difficult. That’s why we’ve chosen only single pigments, so you can mix the widest possible range of colors, including those you simply cannot get by any other means.

 

“We found with this palette, there was no required color we could not match by using some combination of these pigments.”     — Barry John Raybould, artist

 

THE OPTIMAL PLAIN-AIR PALETTE KIT

Contains sixteen handmade, artist-quality Lilly Artist Oilpaints (40ml tube pigments and 140ml tube of white):
 

Optimal Palette and Munsell Values

Note: The Munsell color notations are added to the list to indicate the color achieved when you mix the pure paint with specific percentages of white

 

HOW TO USE THE OPTIMAL PALETTE

Create common colors for less money

This palette will enable you to create common, but typically more expensive colors:

TO GET MIX MIX MIX
Cadmium Yellow Medium Cadmium Yellow Dark Cadmium Yellow Light  
Cadmium Orange Cadmium Yellow Dark  Pyrolle Red  
Cadmium Red Light Cadmium Yellow Dark Pyrolle Red  
Cadmium Red Dark Pyrolle Red Ultramarine Blue  
Naples Yellow Cadmium Yellow Light Yellow Ochre Titanium White
Dioxazine Purple Ultramarine Blue Reddish  Quinacridone Magenta  
Cobalt Blue Ultramarine Blue Reddish Pthalo Blue Reddish  
Sap Green Pthalo Green  Irgazin Yellow Greenish Iron Oxide Black (optional)
Burnt Sienna Raw Sienna Transparent Oxide Red  
Chrome Oxide Green Pthalo Green Yellow Ochre Iron Oxide Black
Venetian Red Raw Sienna  Transparent Oxide Red Pyrolle Red
Burned Umber Raw Umber Transparent Oxide Red  
Caput Mortuum (Indian Red) Raw Umber Ultramarine Blue Reddish Quinacridone Magenta
Indigo Blue Pthalo Blue Ultramarine Blue Iron Oxide black
Green Earth Ultramarine Blue Raw Umber Yellow Ochre

 

SEE THE OPTIMAL PLEIN-AIR PALETTE IN ACTION

Mixing Cobalt blue

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Mixing umbers with the Optimal Palette

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​​​See here more videos on how to mix colors...

 

More about the Virtual Art Academy®:

The Virtual Art Academy® online painting course, created by Barry John Raybould, is a flexible and affordable alternative to taking a degree course in Fine Art and Painting at a prestigious art university or art academy. It contains a series of highly detailed lessons — each building upon the other — that will fill in your knowledge gaps and help you achieve better results every time you pick up a brush.

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