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Oils | Opaque and Transparent

This masterclass demonstrates the differences between opaque and transparent oil colours, using a palette of primaries that includes an example of each. The colours used are Cadmium Yellow, Transparent Yellow, Cadmium Red, Permanent Rose, Cerulean Blue and Ultramarine Blue. The qualities of each paint are demonstrated by pulling them down a white board and across a solid black line to clearly show the distinction in coverage between the opaque and transparent paints. The opaque colour obliterates the black whereas the transparent colour allows it to show through.