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HOLBEIN GESSO COLORS                     Caroline's favorite color grounds:
Carmine Holbein Acryla Colored Gesso is a unique and versatile product for fine artists. It can be used as a traditional underpainting on all surfaces, including paper, cloth, many canvases, wood, stone, and primed metal. It is also a fantastic acrylic paint. It is highly pigmented, with an extremely smooth texture and finishes to a matte surface. It may be overpainted with water-based or oil-based colors or pastels. (Available in a full spectrum of beautiful colors.)

"I begin each painting on red canvas. My "Jasper Red" is a 50/50 mix of Carmine and Orange, making a color much like Cadmium Red. Gesso color is applied as a top-coat over primed canvas. Red is the axis of color contrast and interaction with greens and blues common to most of my subjects. When the subject is dominated by hot colors, I often choose Cerulean Blue Hue for my ground color. You get vibrant color and opaque coverage in one thin coat. Gesso is allowed it to dry before painting. " -Caroline
Orange
Cerulean
Caroline works primarily in oils and also paints with water-soluble oils and acrylics. She teaches workshops in all three media. See below.
OILS:
HOLBEIN EXTRA FINE ARTISTS' OILS   
Caroline's SEMINAR Palette:         Caroline's FULL Palette includes these additional colors:
Permanent White SF Perfectly white. Exceptional durability. Contains Titanium White with+ barium sulfate; inhibits yellowing.
SF= poppy oil vehicle. Semi-opaque. Three days to dry
  Titanium White Very white! Excellent coverage. Strong tinting strength.
Slight tendency to yellow in drying. Opaque.
Three days to dry
Cadmium Yellow Lemon
Opaque
Permanent
5 days to dry
Blue-biased
Permanent Violet
Semi-Transparent
Permanent 
5 days to dry
Blue-biased
  Indian Yellow
Transparent
Permanent 
4 days to dry
Red-biased

Cobalt Blue

Semi-Opaque
Absolutely permanent
One day to dry
Unbiased
Cadmium Yellow
Opaque
Permanent
5 days to dry
Red-biased
Ultramarine Blue
Semi-Transparent
Permanent
5 days to dry
Red-biased
  Yellow Ochre
Opaque
Absolutely permanent 
2 days to dry
Red-biased
Ultramarine Blue Deep
Semi-Transparent
Permanent
Five days to dry
Red-biased 
Cadmium Orange

Opaque
Permanent
5 days to dry
Unbiased

Cerulean Blue Hue
Semi-Opaque
Durable
5 days to dry
Yellow-biased
  Permanent Green Light
Semi-Transparent
Permanent 
2 days to dry
Yellow-biased
Burnt Sienna
Semi-Opaque
Absolutely permanent
Two days to dry
Red-biased 
Cadmium Red
Opaque
Permanent 
5 days to dry
Yellow-biased
Viridian
Semi-Transparent
Absolutely permanent 
2 days to dry
Blue-biased
  Cadmium Green
Opaque
Permanent 
1 day to dry
Unbiased
Burnt Umber
Semi-Opaque
Absolutely permanent
One day to dry
Blue-biased
Alizarin Crimson
Transparent
Permanent 
5 days to dry
Blue-biased
Sap Green
Transparent
Permanent 
4 days to dry
Yellow-biased
  Cerulean Blue
Semi-Opaque
Absolutely permanent 
4 days to dry
Yellow-biased
Indigo
Semi-Opaque
Permanent
Three days to dry
Blue-biased

Holbein Artists' Oil Colors rank as one of the world's finest lines of professional oil paints, utilizing the purest of available pigments and manufactured to the highest level of quality control in the industry. The oil color is made by kneading pigments with plant oil such as poppy oil, and linseed oil. The pigments are encapsulated by the oil, and this oil is exposed to air and oxidized to make the oil color hard. It is due to such a chemical change that oil color does not dry right away even if oil painting is completed.

Characteristics:
Stable paint film (Oil turns into a high molecular polymer by chemical change. Therefore the paint film becomes very stable.)
Elegant color (highest pigment saturation available)
Excellent light resistance (It is exposure to ultraviolet rays that mainly causes paint changes and color fading. Holbein's oil color is checked by an ultraviolet ray exposure test according to U.S. ASTM standards (strictest in the world at present). Four stages from the most stable color to the one susceptible to ultraviolet rays are displayed on individual tubes.
Note:Color samples posted may vary in appearance from actual paint colors due to differences in computer monitor settings.

"Holbein's pigment-loaded oils are like butter... irresistible! Their feel and consistent viscosity allow me to apply color straight from the tube, unadulterated by any additives.  Colors posted under "Seminar Palette" account for my essential palette of dual-primaries plus dual greens." -Caroline

HOLBEIN Vernét SUPERIOR ARTISTS' OIL COLORS
"I am still experimenting with all of the different Vernét colors and have not yet determined a list of palette favorites. This set offers some new colors not found in the Holbein's traditional Artists' Oil Color collection." -Caroline    Read more: Caroline's description of and new paintings with Vernét
OIL PAINTING BRUSHES              Caroline's favorites:
Sarlet Jasper
Bright
2 inch

Holbein's Scarlet Jasper was designed by artist Caroline Jasper as a Modified Bright (Shorter than normal-length hairs. Brush head width greater than length. Brush belly thicker than standard). She wanted a larger size, stiff enough to stand up to thick oil color applications. Width: 2 inches. Handle: 9 inches. White hog hair bristles, interlocked construction. Seamless nickel-plated brass ferrule, long polished brilliant red handle.

"I am so pleased with this new brush! Thank you Holbein for accepting my design specs and bringing this brush to market. The Scarlet Jasper is ideal for big paintings. It can deliver a hefty load of paint without bending too much under the weight of it. Long, bold strokes can be achieved without running out of amunition. I love the sexy red handle, a nod to my preference for painting on red ground." -Caroline

KillingtonSeries
Bright
#4, 6, 8, 10
Holbein's Killington Series is the world's leading professional brush. Finest hand-selected, white hog hair bristles, interlocked construction. Seamless nickel-plated brass ferrule, long polished handles. Bright = short-length hairs. Width and length of brush head are about equal. Useful for short, controlled strokes, and with thick color. Widths: #4=3/8", #6=1/2", #8=5/8", #10=7/8"
"These are my first choice brushes - excellent quality and durability. You get more bang for your buck with a bright style brush - broad stroke, edge, or corner tip application. It's stiff yet flexible. Shorter-length bristles can deliver a decisive color load to the canvas in a single stroke." -Caroline
CANVAS
Medium texture stretched and primed canvas. "There are many good brands available. I frequently use Fredrix" -Caroline
HOLBEIN OIL PAINTING MEDIUMS
Sun Thickened Poppy Oil

Holbein Sun Thickened Poppy Oil is a traditional oil painting medium made from condensed poppy oil, produced by the orthodox method of exposure to the sun for prolonged periods. A pale oil when compared to linseed oil and yellows less than linseed oil. A type of glossing oil used for oil mediums. Try to mix oil colors with this oil alone, without the combined use of other mediums, and the result will be a painting of such high gloss as to appear similar to emanels. This oil is an individual choice and many artists who enjoy its features in application.
"Exquisite consistency, like honey!
In initial applications, I always use colors undiluted by oil medium. This is the oil I prefer for extending colors when layering over previously applied paint." -Caroline

Poppy Oil Purified Holbein Poppy Oil Purified is an extract of poppy seeds. Its use as a painting medium imparts a natural lustre to the painting. Slightly more liquid than linseed oil and good archival properties.
Note: Linseed oil is an extraction of the seeds of flax. poppy oil is of the seeds of poppy. Both are used for thinning oil colors. Their use as a thinner imparts a natural lustre to the painting. However, linseed oil is a vegetable based oil, and a slight residue of solid oil is left when dry. (This condition sometimes causes a yellowing problem with the passing of time.) Poppy oil does not have this disadvantage. Most discerning artists use poppy oil for this reason.

"This poppy oil is more liquid than its sun thickened version. It's non-yellowing feature makes it best suited for last step glazing. It is also ideal for oiling out a finished (dry) painting surface, enhancing and unifying oil color lustre." -Caroline         
GAMBLIN SOLVENT
Gamsol

Gamblin's Gamsol - odorless mineral spirits. Clear and odorless while still doing the job of cleaning oil paint brushes.
Harmful aromatic solvent has been removed rating it as the most user-friendly of turpentine substitutes on the market.
"My favorite solvent. Pour some into a jar; clean brushes. After paint settles to the bottom; continue reusing it. I've had the same gallon for two years" -Caroline 

GAMBLIN VARNISH
Gamvar Gamblin's Gamvar is a synthetic-resin gloss varnish developed by conservation scientists at The National Gallery. One protective coating brings all colors to full saturation. It contains a UV stabilizer and will not yellow or darken. Removable with mineral spirits.
"Traditional varnishes keep museum conservators employed. I avoided varnish for years until I discovered Gamvar."
-Caroline  
WATER-SOLUBLE OILS:
HOLBEIN Duo AQUA OIL COLORS                Caroline's seminar/personal palette:
Permanent White or
Titanium White
Opaque
Permanent color
  Sap Green Transparent
Permanent color
Yellow-biased

Cadmium Yellow Lemon
ELITE *

Opaque
Permanent color
Blue-biased

  Cadmium Green
ELITE*
Opaque
Permanent color
Unbiased
Cadmium Yellow Deep
ELITE *
Opaque
Permanent color
Red-biased
  Viridian Hue Transparent
Permanent color
Blue-biased
Cadmium Orange
ELITE
*

Opaque
Permanent color
Unbiased

  Cerulean Blue
ELITE*
Semi-Opaque
Permanent color
Yellow-biased

Cadmium Red
ELITE*

Opaque
Permanent color
Yellow-biased
  Ultramarine Deep Opaque
Permanent color
Red-biased
Alizarin Crimson Transparent
Permanent color
Blue-biased
  Dioxazine Violet Semi-Transparent
Permanent color
Blue-biased
ELITE  - These colors contain pigments of heavy metals. Most colors in this bonus line are opaque and quite vibrant.

Holbein DUO Aqua Oil water soluble oil colors can be thinned with water and thus eliminating the need for harsh solvents for thinning or clean-up. They may be expected to dry overnight, depending upon temperature and humidity conditions.
"Holbein's DUO is a first rate fine artist quality paint. The convenience of this remarkable break-through in painting media cannot be denied. Water clean-up and fast drying time are preferred options for many. What surprised me most is that it is STILL oil paint and feels like oils (not acrylics) while painting, with subtle difference.
The bursh must be reloaded more frequently and applied more thickly due to stiffer paint quality and lower coverage than what would be expected of traditional oils" -Caroline

ACRYLICS:
HOLBEIN MAT ACRYLIC COLORS                         Caroline's seminar/personal palette:
WHITE Opaque
  DEEP GREEN Opaque
Yellow-biased

LEMON YELLOW

Opaque
Blue-biased

  VIRIDIAN Opaque
Blue-biased
DEEP YELLOW Opaque
Red-biased
  AQUA BLUE Opaque
Yellow-biased
ORANGE

Opaque
Unbiased

  CERULEAN BLUE HUE Opaque
Yellow-biased

CARMINE

Opaque
Yellow-biased
  UlLTRAMARINE DEEP Opaque
Unbiased
WINE RED Opaque
Blue-biased
  PRUSSIAN BLUE Opaque
Red-biased
Fine artist quality acrylics. Outstanding lightfast qualities and excellent coverage.

"I love this acrylics line. They offer the same brilliant color as Holbein's other acrylic line. The bonus with MAT Acrylic Color is opaque ratings throughout the line. This is a huge advantage for me since I paint on color grounds."   -Caroline

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