The Edinburgh Atelier of Fine Art Palette - EAFA


The Edinburgh Atelier of Fine Art is at the forefront of the revival of traditional atelier methods. It is the first and only classical realist art atelier offering a recognized higher educational qualification in Europe.

If you are serious about learning the craft of painting with the foundations of proper drawing technique then this is the place to study.

This is their recommended palette and comes with a substantial discount over buying the items individually, perfect for those beginning a painting course at EAFA. Also on purchasing this set students of EAFA will be given an exclusive discount code for 5% off across the site!

As with all paints at Supreme these are of the highest possible quality, purely pigment and oil, hand ground and with pigments selected on historical integrity and purity. These are the best paints available. The palette (click on the links for further info) is as follows;

Titanium White is the modern white, opaque, cool and powerful, for a strong highlight this is unbeatable. It's consistency and brightness make it an ideal mixing white.

Blue Ridge Yellow Ochre  without a doubt a backbone of many the finest paintings throughout history. The best yellow ochre in my opinion is this one made by Rublev sourced from the Blue Ridge mountains in Virginia, it is a lighter hue than normal ochres.

Cadmium Yellow , warm, rich, yellow leans towards orange, wonderful for warming and lightening mixes without using white. 

Cadmium Orange for me one of the most useful hues for portrait painting, wonderful for bringing light into flesh tones.

Cadmium Red ,potency and opaqueness means this has become the cornerstone red on most modern palettes, however care is needed a little goes along way!

Cadmium Red Light less intense than it's cousin, fresher, more vibrant.

Burnt Umber calcined or heated iron oxide, the process of applying heat brings out the rich mahogany warmth this hue is so well for, essential in portrait painting.

A little known fact but the finest grades of Umbers come from Cyprus and this is why the Raw Umber on the palette is Rublev's Raw Umber from the heart of the Troodos mountains in Cyprus.

Ivory Black no longer made from Ivory but charred animal bones, fined grained with a good tinting strength.

Ultramarine Blue, the painters blue, after it's discovery in the 1820's it rapidly replaced the very expensive Lapis Lazuli. Deep and warm.

Alizarin Crimson transparency and vibrancy, cold but rich, the glazing paint, utterly beautiful.


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