in bed with… the Sennelier family

I could have subtitled this post “12 shades of grey” but perhaps, just perhaps mind you, it might have been going a little too far… and yet they exist: Cold grey, Blue grey, Light grey, English grey, Yellow grey, Grey green, Reddish brown grey, Medium grey, Violet grey, Grey deep, Payne’s grey, Charcoal grey… see…

In bed with… Jim Cobb (aka Mr Chroma)

Leaving the Chroma factory after been given a visit of the whole place, I muse that I’ve only got half of a story. Yes, I’ve collected evidence: the colour spills, the empty tubes, the rolls of labels, the large vats with paint decanting while others are being stirred with the biggest ‘spoon’ before their contents…

in bed with… Master Paint-maker David Coles

Early in the 90’s, David Coles brought from England to Australia his passion for pigments, his expertise in art supplies and his youthful determination. What he could not know at the time though is that this red continent would offer him something most unexpected and surprising: a desire for new colours… David’s first factory’s location…

In bed with… David Coles (and Louise!)

They are both artists. He also makes lovely paint and…  she sells it! How is this for symmetry and perfection? Well, at least on paper, all is well in the best of worlds. In reality, things are very very busy… Louise has just finished the Christmas tree in the shop (decorated with dried coloured swatches…