In the 1990s, Berna Huebner was struggling to communicate with her
mother, the painter Hilda Gorenstein, who was suffering from
Alzheimer’s disease. “I asked, ‘Mom, do you want to paint?’” says
Huebner, who heads a Chicago charitable foundation. “And her eyes
opened up and she said, ‘Yes, I remember better when I paint.’”
Gorenstein, a marine artist who had once painted murals at a 1933–
1934 Chicago World’s Fair, “wasn’t able to focus at all,” remembers
Huebner. “I thought it was her hearing. I called her doctor, and without
even blinking he said, ‘Why don't you call her old school and get some
students to paint with her?’” Gorenstein subsequently began to paint
with a handful of students from the School of the Art Institute of
Chicago, her alma mater. After working with a student for several weeks
she began to paint again. “It struck a chord,” adds Huebner.
Fast forward to 1999, and Huebner founded the charitable Hilgos
Foundation to provide grants for art students to work with Alzheimer’s
patients. A decade later, a documentary, I Remember Better When I
Paint, co-directed by Huebner, shows the positive effects of art and
other creative therapies on Alzheimer’s patients. It has now screened
internationally and been broadcast on public television. “There are
more and more people working with art and Alzheimer’s,” says
Huebner. One reason is the increasing body of research supporting art’s
transformative effects on those suffering from the disease.
Gamblin Radiant Colors: (clockwise from top left) Radiant Lemon, Radiant Yellow, Radiant Red, Radiant Magenta, Radiant Violet, Radiant Blue, Radiant Turquoise, Radiant Green Vibrant. Subtle. Harmonious.(click link to explore & Learn) Gamblin Radiants work together as a system of accent colors, enabling artists to easily and predictably punch-up the color and intensity in their paintings. When used in mixtures, the Radiants allow painters to warm-up or cool-down colors without darkening them. Radiants can also neutralize colors into more nuanced mixtures. Gamblin Radiant Colors are composed of eight intense tints – mixtures of pure color and white, at Value 7 on the Munsell System. In this page, Gamblin shares how the Radiant Colors came to be and showcase how painters utilize Radiant Colors in their work.
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Painters often ask us: which of your colors are closest to primary red, yellow, and blue?
The colors in Gamblin's line closest to what is traditionally thought of as primary colors are from the Mineral Inorganic (Impressionist) Palette: Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Red Medium, and Cobalt Blue. However, these primaries create more muted secondaries, as mineral colors tend to grey down a bit in mixtures.
In Gamblins view, using primaries from the modern organic palette provides more access to color space.
•Hansa Yellow Medium
By placing more single-pigment colors on the perimeter of the color wheel, the more access we gain in color mixing. A “Split Primary” color palette, incorporating a warm and cool of each of the primary colors, will give you greater color-mixing potential:
•Hansa Yellow Light
•Hansa Yellow Deep
•Manganese Blue Hue
The dual warm/cool primaries of this color wheel mix higher chroma, more intense secondary and tertiary colors.