Using Lead White in Oil Painting with Cadmium Colors

An underpainting of mine, using raw umber and lead white paint. 

Below is a FANTASTIC link to Williamsburg oil colors' blog with a short, technical article about the supposed problems of using lead whites with cadmiums, vermilion (if you've been a student of mine, I misled us on this one!) and ultramarine colors in oil painting are not true with modern materials and production! Hooray! Now if we were only to hear it was edible... Yeah, probably won't happen.

Thimgan Hayden

website of Michigan portrait artist and painter of still life, landscape, Italian and American, and floral subjects.