Pigment Playtime: New Gambodge Alternative?


hey guys and welcome to another episode
of play time sadly for today’s episode I’ve managed to lose some of the
footage I do apologize and hopefully we can get something out of this so today
I’m going to be you’re looking at a warm yellow new gamboge this is a quite
common paint on many people’s palates a warm yellow is extremely versatile in
mixing most people either have new gamboge or a macron gold type of paint
so I’m going to look at a few different warm yellows compared to new gamboge and
see how things go and what the mixes look like so I believe I’m looking at
about eight paints in total there is new gamboge from Daler Rowney this is py at
1:53 this one has been commonly used as new gamboge but the pigment has stopped
being made and other alternatives are being found the next one I’m looking at
is serving a yellow deep by old Holland this is py 83 and this is a close color
to new gamboge the third one is cambogia by Rembrandt this is P o 48 and py 1 5
oh this is a quinacridone gold but for some reason they named it gamboge the
one over from that is Quinn a crown gold by M Graham which is also P o 48 and P
white 150 this column is azo yellow by M gram which is the P white 150 on its own
the next column is my own handmade color sunflower yellow py 100
it’s a transparent right yellow the second last one is a cadmium yellow deep
from the cotman Ranger from Windsor and Newton
this is py is 65 and py 297 and lastly we have cadmium yellow deep py 235 from
Jackson’s I have done a transparency test for all of the colors I have also mixed each color with a
range of water colors on my palette these include ultramarine blue Prussian
blue cerulean blue phthalo blue phthalo green cobalt turquoise cadmium red light
and perylene red so let’s talk about some of these codes in a bit more depth
so the original new gamboge py at 153 according to handprint calm this is
nickel dioxin yellow it’s very light fast semi-transparent and slightly
staining and it doesn’t granulate it’s a nice warm creamy yellow and that opacity
does show slightly this is a main difference between the yellows is some
of them a creamy or some of them are very transparent and kind of a rusty
looking I believe one of the only manufacturers left still making this
pigment is Daler Rowney and i think Cinelli a and old holland have some
mixtures with the pigment in as well new gamboge and it substitutes make very
muted greens the next color by old Holland is actually a yellow deep which
is py 83 this is dr ide yellow it’s not quite as
light fast as a new gamboge but the hue is pretty similar and like new gamboge
it’s semi opaque and it makes some nice muted greens and some very nice oranges
the color over from that new gamboge is really quinacridone gold hue and this is
a slightly rusty color and it makes very nice warm greens and excellent oranges
and this paint is also highly light fast this one is by Rembrandt and I do quite
like this one a lot and the next one which is also quinacridone gold by M
Graham it’s a slightly darker in value I believe it may contain more pigment 48
it’s a bit of a deeper rustier color it’s just as nice as the Rembrandt
version and then we have the azo yellow light which is the py 150 on its own I
read somewhere on another blog post from artist liang gold that this color was a
very useful to have on one’s palettes and indeed it does mix some very bright
greens all three of them are kind of related to
each other I feel it is a bit of a stepping stone with a py 150 being
really bright yellow the gamboge from Rembrandt to being slightly darker and
the quinacridone gold from M Graham being the darkest valued the sunflower yellow is kind of a
in-between between the new gamboge and the rusty looking quinacridone gold it’s
a slightly creamy but not as creamy as the new gamboge it’s definitely staining
and it’s semi-transparent it’s not quite as opaque as some of the other colors on
this list this is a handmade paint made by myself so it’s not a commercial
source it’s a very interesting pigment and paint to play with and it does make
some nice bright greens but they’re not quite as bright as the quinacridone gold
they’re also not quite as muted as a new gamboge the second to last paint the
were not from Cottman was kind of disappointing Cottman compared to the
artist ranges here definitely and not got any strength in their color it’s
definitely a lot weaker I had to use quite a lot of yellow straight from the
tube just to get a decent mixture in this painting exercise the color is a
transparent and it flows fairly well in water but it was definitely difficult to
achieve some good mixes I personally would not consider using
this one in an artist palette just due to that weakness it would take quite a
lot of layering to get a decent color the last one which is cadmium yellow
deep from Jackson’s P white 35 this is cadmium zinc sulphide it’s a very deep
yellow and it can vary quite a lot in hue from cadmium yellow lights to
cadmium yellow deeps there’s a whole spectrum of intensity and hue it’s an
opaque color and it’s probably the most opaque one on this list it’s quite
creamy but not as creamy as say the new gamboge it does make slightly more
bright greens opposed to the new gamboge and the slavery yellow deep it’s a very
very strong color as cadnams tend to be you don’t need very much of the color to
achieve a good strength this one from Jackson’s re-wet very well and has a
nicer flow in water a warm yellow is quite often a staple in
most people to water color palettes it’s a very versatile and very useful paint
to have I use it most commonly for mixing greens and also oranges being a
botanical artists I make quite a lot of green mixtures from both cool and warm
yellows I did a video on cool yellows I will link that up above I have a
favorite cool yellow but I don’t really have a favorite warm yellow currently in
my palette is shaving a yellow medium this paint sadly is not very warm nor is
it light fast so I’m looking at change it to the one the few on this list so the paints have now all dried as you
can see the rustier paints about cthey quinacridone gold are quite similar to
each other and the opaque creamy paints are quite similar to themselves as well
the creamier won’t have more muted colors while the rusty ones have
brighter colors it really does depend on what you’re looking for most of the
paints are transparent a couple are more opaque such as the sunflower yellow the
Slavin a yellow deep and the cadmium yellows again that will also impact on
your decision on what color to choose if you don’t like paint colors then the
opaque ones won’t be for you the ones I’m particularly interesting it in are
the middle free the Gumbo’s by Rembrandt the Quinnie gold by M gram and the azo
yellow by M gram I think I will probably just put small dots each time in my
palette and do it as we’re playing with each one and use one in a painting and
just experiment to see which one I like the most
they’re all pretty similar those free as I said going up in stages with the
quinacridone gold being the deepest value of yellow you if you are enjoying this color
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such as my patreon and my website so here is a zoomed in look at all of the
colors you can see that most of the yellows moved quite nicely in the water
and they all disbursed quite well in the dispersion tests below and you can see
how we that cadmium yellow deep from Cottman is compared to the rest of them
and you can also see the opacity levels of some other more opaque paints I will leave links down in the
description bar below where you can find all the paints that I’ve used in this
video if you’d like to post any for yourself this also includes the colors I
mixed the yellows with and I will also link anything such as a paper paintbrush
etc as well I have really been enjoying doing this
series here on YouTube it’s really been really fun and really interesting to get
inside the colors on my watercolor part even more to give a full exploration and
just to see which one I really do prefer to work with and which ones suit my
needs more I understand that not everybody has the ability to do this you
do have to have quite a large paint collection in order to compare say two
or three of the same hue from different brands or different colors it’s been a
lot of fun just mixing and playing with the paint I’ve learnt quite a lot from
doing all of these videos and I can’t wait to share the future ones with you if you have enjoyed this like I have
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and hopefully I shall see you in the next video take care everybody and bye
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