In Dialog With David Coles of Langridge Artist Colors

Langridge are identified for making the best performing oil colors and mediums free from the conventions and limitations of historic paintmaking. On this instalment of our In Dialog collection, David Coles, founding father of Langridge Artist Colors talks about his beginnings as a paintmaker, and the story behind his favorite pigment.




0:00 Introduction

0:23 What was your background earlier than starting to make oil paints?

2:13 How did your journey as a paintmaker start?

4:49 The place did the title Langridge originate from?

5:30 How many individuals are within the workforce and how much roles have they got?

7:43 How has the corporate modified because you started it?

9:01 What was it you need to supply artists which makes your oils totally different from different colors obtainable?

12:04 Are your oils vegan?

13:38 Would you ever take into account making colors in different mediums?

15:53 Why did you determine to put in writing Chromatopia?

19:27 Did the method of writing Chromatopia enrich your personal ardour for paintmaking?

22:18 Inform us your favorite story behind a sure pigment.

35:32 If you happen to might carry again one out of date pigment, what wouldn’t it be?

27:50 What are the paintmaking challenges that sure pigments current?

32:30 Why do some pigments turn into unavailable?

35:32 If you happen to might give one among your colors to 1 historic artist (to see how they use it), who wouldn’t it be and what color wouldn’t it be?

37:02 Do some pigments have a better ecological influence than others?

39:18 What’s your view on Cadmium pigments?

41:35 What’s subsequent for Langridge?

43:09 Credit.



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