With Winter knocking at our door here in Maine snow is sure to walk in once the door is open. So I thought I would post about one of my recent white tests. in the first image from left to right is Gamblin brand, Artist Grade White, new Fast Matte white, and finally Sketching grade white. I placed as equal (as i was interested in making it equal) parts ultramarine blue and each white. the results are interesting because the Fast Matte. is sold in same exact price range as Artist Grade.. Hhmph. that is strange as the pigment load is equal to the Sketching grade oil, almost identical.
So to describe texture difference I will say the Fast Fatte is stiffest, then Artist followed by Sketching. Artist and Sketching are pliable and creamy. The Fast Matte is almost too stiff to be useful without medium and its lower pigment load takes most medium use off the table.. Hope someone finds this info useful.