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    Five Water Colour Mediums that Will Transform Your Art in 2015

    Whether you are blending, adding texture or layering and juxtaposing washes within your water colour practice, our phenomenal range of mediums will add new dimensions to your artwork, potentially reinventing your paintings altogether...

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    What does acrylic 'colour shift' mean?

    Acrylic paints usually darken in tone as they dry, making colour matching difficult, so artists have to remember to allow for this when mixing wet colours. This is known as ‘colour shift’ and is due to...

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    Intermixability of Drawing Inks

    All colours in the range of Drawing Inks are intermixable, however Gold and Silver should be added to other inks in small quantities to avoid thickening. In addition, mixtures of Gold and Silver should not be stored as they...

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    Drawing Inks and water resistance

    Winsor & Newton Drawing Inks are all water resistant apart from Liquid Indian Ink, Gold and Silver. However, all the coloured inks are made from dyes which can bleed out into subsequent washes.

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    Protecting a Gouache painting

    Varnishing a gouache painting should be avoided because the varnish drastically affects the depth, darkness and finish of the work. Should anyone want to retouch the painting again at some point in the future...

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    Why Flake White is not sold in tubes

    Flake white and other lead products are affected by EU legislation. Understanding the implications regarding artists' materials is complicated and Winsor & Newton have invested a lot of resources...

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    When to use the colourless Oilbar

    Colourless Oilbar is the equivalent of linseed oil in traditional oil colour, and is used for blending and glazing colours directly on the canvas. It serves as a medium in solid form and can be used in conjunction with...

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    What is the definition of Hue in a colour name?

    "Hue" literally means colour and when it is used in a colour name, it indicates that a modern pigment has been used instead of the traditional one. For example, 'Cadmium Red Pale Hue' is a 'colour of cadmium red pale'.

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    Using Oilbar with other Winsor & Newton oil colour ranges

    Oilbar can be used with Winsor & Newton Artists' Oil Colour, Winton Oil Colour and Griffin Alkyd Fast Drying Oil Colour. Due to the wax content, thick Oilbar films are not recommended underneath thin oil films.