Colors I Need to Add to My Oil Paint Family

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So I have an oil paint family that parties with me in my studio a lot, we spend a lot of time together. But I can't help but notice a few new potential friends on the shelf at my local art supply shop that I want to get to know (sorry Paint Family, I'm not trying to cheat on you!).

And in true fashion, I know the essence of what I am looking for, not the exactness in all cases. Let's see!

A beautiful true red, but transparent

Looking for another member of the Glazing Club, but preferably one that will make my heart sing but won't hurt my body (some of you are so toxic and I don't want a relationship like that!). One that will boost the saturation of rose petals in the light, without darkening the radiance beneath. One that won't muddy the textures below because it is too opaque.


Vibrant transparent yellow, but not your rave-going character

My current yellows are pretty, yes, but they don't belong in the Glazing Club, so sunsets and glowing yellow objects are a struggle. In search of a yellow that will add a gorgeous transparent wash over white to create a blinding radiance.


Metallic silver

I have a collection of metallic gold and copper, got to round out the collection!

What colours are your buy list?

Stay Magical, 



Want to know the materials I use to create my paintings?

Winsor & Newton Winton Oil Colour Paint -
Gamblin Artist's Oil Colors -

Mediums and other liquids
Winsor & Newton Liquin Original -
Mona Lisa Linseed Oil -
Mona Lisa Odorless Paint Thinner -
Gamblin Gamvar -
Mona Lisa Gold Leaf Size Adhesive -
Gold Leaf (Imitation) -
Gold Leaf (Genuine) -
Liquitex White Gesso -

Filming Equipment for Videos
Canon Rebel T5i -
Tripod -
Lavalier Microphone (for voiceovers) -
Adobe Premiere Pro CC

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Danielle Trudeau creates paintings that walk the line between dreams and reality, infusing magic into every day life.

Wildlife often graces her canvases, brought to life with a spark of magic and oil paint.