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Mixing primaries that have a similar secondary hue bias

Learn how to create vivid and pure mixes by combining primaries that have the same secondary bias instead of using temperatures. Knowing how to mix these secondary hue bias will allow you to exploit or avoid colour clashes.

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How to create a graded watercolour wash

Learn how to lay down a graded watercolour wash from yellow light to deep, by gradually adding touches of Alizarin Crimson with a syringe and a clear glass.

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How to create different tones of greys by mixing complementary colours together

By using different shades of orange and blue and mixing with white, see how you can create greys with very different tonal value (cool grey, blue grey, mauve grey). Learn how you can do the same by using browns mixed with blues and white. By altering the ratios of the primaries and experimenting with different tones of primaries you can create an extensive palette of greys.

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Discover the different pink pigments, their origin and properties

This masterclass shows the different pinks Winsor and Newton offer in water colour and in gouache. Here we learn a bit about the sourcing and development of pinks, where pigments orginate from and their properties. For example did you know that the now synthetic colour Carmine used to come from crushed beetles or that Rose Madder still comes from a plant root discovered by George Field? This video gives an insight into the fascinating world of colour and pigments.

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Mixing two colours and layering the wash to create a range of tones

This masterclass shows how to create a range of tones by mixing two colours and how to apply these tones in layers to create further tonal values. See how to mix blue and red to make a range of purple tones and then layering the wash to create more tonal values. This is especially useful for monotone painting to discover how you can create light to dark layers with just one colour.

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Gum Arabic vs Masking Fluid in water colour painting

This Masterclass demonstrates the difference between masking with Masking Fluid and masking with Gum Arabic. You can use either method to repel the paint from the paper, keeping areas of your water colour painting clean and white. Both methods are effective, but will give different results: The Masking fluid gives a clean, hard edge to your masked out area, while Gum Arabic gives a softer edge.

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Understanding the difference between oil whites

Discover how different oil whites can inform your practice.

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Wet on wet water colour

Watch how working on a wet surface influences pigment movement.

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Hard edged painting

Master hard edged painting methods in acrylic.

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Oiled Charcoal

Transform charcoal into a dense drawing tool.

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Glazing in oils. Unify the tones in your painting.

Achieve luminosity using glazing medium.

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