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Blending Oils | Transparent and Opaque Pigments

Blending oil paint seamlessly from one colour to the next can be a challenge, we demonstrate how to do this successfully using opaque and transparent colours. First, it is best to use a smooth surface;…

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Hue, Value and Saturation

Hue, Value and Saturation adjustments are demonstrated here with Winsor Lemon, Cadmium Red, Ultramarine (Green Shade) and Titanium White oil paints. Cadmium Red and the Titanium White are mixed to raise the value of the…

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Mixing Beautiful Browns

Beautiful chromatic browns can be mixed from a palette of six primary oil colours that include a warm and cool of each colour, with one of each primary being opaque. Here we work with Cadmium…

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Fat Over Lean Rule Explained

The fat over lean rule is a critical method of working to ensure your painting stands the test of time. This requires that each successive layer has slightly more oil, and therefore is more flexible…

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Watercolour | Wet on Wet

Wet on wet is a watercolour technique used by artists such as Emil Nolde when particular effects are desired; it refers to laying down watercolour onto paper that is entirely wet, or wet in areas.…

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Clear Binder

Acrylic paint is a combination of pigment and a binder of acrylic polymer emulsion; this combination locks the pigment into a stable paint. Though binders may look cloudy in liquid form, they dry completely clear.…