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Daler Rowney Georgian Oil Colour The Five Whites Explained
White is the most commonly used colour in oil painting from the earliest stages through to finishing touches and highlighting. However not all whites are the same. Each of the whites in the Georgian Oil range has its own distinctive properties. Understanding how they perform helps the artist to choose the right white for the painting in progress.
Highly opaque bright white with exceptional covering power for strong highlights. It can also be used for mixing and is a good all purpose white.
Cool permanent white with lower reducing strength than other whites for greater control when blending to create more precise pale tints.
Less opaque slower drying white, used in the later stages of a painting for subtle highlighting, glazing and blending with other colours to create pale tints.
Exceptionally stable, highly opaque white specially formulated to resist cracking and shrinking in the early stages of a painting.
The Old Masters White, based on lead pigment, suitable for all stages of a painting. It is a high performance milky white, noted for its opacity and durable paint film. When mixed with other colours it creates pure clean tints with minimum loss of tonal value. Classified as toxic according to EC legislation and available only in tins for EC countries.
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