|Chris, 8x11", oil on linen.|
Chris was sitting under north light, so the shadow areas of his face were warmer than the lights. The Gamblin warm white did a great job lightening mixtures for the shadows without cooling the hues down. That made color mixing easier and faster, which gave me confidence. When I'm confident, I mix bigger piles of paint and get more paint on the canvas...so this warm white was all good for me. I expect it will allow me to complete the early stages of a 3-hour sketch faster, so I can give more attention to the finish.
It's a nice white, regardless of genre. Gamblin recommends it for landscape painting. Deb uses it for still lifes. I like it for portraits. It is a titanium white tinted with arylide (Hansa) yellow.