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Spotlight on turquoise

Tranquil, evocative turquoise instantly conjures up warm landscapes and tropical waters. Read our guide, including tips on how to use it.
Spotlight on Vandyke brown

Spotlight on Vandyke brown

Explore the science behind Vandyke brown, an earth pigment named after the Flemish painter Anthony van Dyck and often used for shading.

Spotlight on: Cobalt Green

Learn more about the development of cobalt green, a bright, bluish-green colour that's a fast drier in oil and granulates in watercolour.
History of pigments

History of pigments

Discover the evolution of pigments, from clay deposits used in cave paintings to synthesised colours produced by brilliant 19th century chemists.
cobalt blue texture

Spotlight on: Cobalt Blue

Delve into the history of cobalt blue to discover the 19th century origins of this popular, clean blue, useful for muted colour mixes.

Painting in the extreme

Considering taking your painting practice outdoors into extreme conditions? Read our artist interviews for tips on materials and challenges.

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