When Sarah Sands wrote “The Subtleties of Color” in our last issue of Just Paint (#21) we assembled the entire Tech Support Services team to review the enormous number of exquisite drawdowns that had been created to then generate all the spectral data. All the members, being incredible color fanatics, wanted a full set of the dried color samples for their own work. This quickly resolved into requests to have all our colors analyzed in multiple tint and glaze let downs. When we counted the colors and the number of drawdowns, (close to 1,000 for one complete set) it was clearly not something we could do by hand, but we would certainly consider putting all the data into a form that could be used by all the team members. Word got out to the rest of the artists in the company that we had all these drawdowns and soon, requests began to pour into the lab for these color samples. It didn’t take long for the idea to take hold that these color samples even in printed form would be incredibly valuable for all our customers … so was born the new Drawdown Color Chart Poster.
You can see Sarah’s article on our current Web site at here . Embedded into this article are some of these drawdowns. Just looking at these imperfect representations on your computer monitor still gives an incredible reference as to how the very subtle differences in color, tints or glazes makes all the difference as to how these various pigments react and move in color space.
Starting this February we are offering this rolled poster to all our customers for $9.95 (plus shipping and handling). The higher resolution printing process we’re using to create this chart will make the blue, green and orange tones much more vibrant, offering the truest printed color interpretation available. Simply go to goldenpaints.com and look for the chart banner, fill out the information required and we will send you this dazzling color tool.