Limited palette. When you learn how to see color clearly, and know which color mixes what, you will begin to do that with everything you see around you. This is an exercise that will help you. Spread out your colors tubes in front of you as though they were piano keys. This should also be … Continue reading Mental Mixing For Practice
Circle Painting in order to get your hand and eye coordination in working order. Not all paintings have to be masterpieces. Get out of your head, that every painting has to be a masterpiece. Just like playing a guitar, you have to learn your scales in order to do so, and do warm up exercises. … Continue reading How to Practice Painting
Purple is the mixing of blue and red pigments. Violet usually pertains to a flower or the bluish-purple color in the spectrum of light. But regarding its place on the color wheel, it can be listed under a bluish-purple or a purplish-blue, but not exactly purple.
Studio Safety Professional paints contain pigments are the same or nearly the same in all mediums. Some pigments contain ingredients such as cobalt, cadmium or lead, which are toxic. There are a plethora of pigments that are not toxic, and will give you a full palette of colors. Acrylics Acrylics take no less than 20 … Continue reading Art Studio Tips
Creating straight lines does not have to be a cause for grief. There is more than one way to draw a line with paint. I do the masking tape ritual on occasion. This is where you gently place tape on the surface of your work in progress and paint over one or both sides … Continue reading Painting Straight Lines